Michael J. Paidas, MD, specializes in blood disorders in pregnant women and children, with a particular focus on high blood pressure during pregnancy, known as preeclampsia. “I want to take the inspiration from my patients and translate that in a very personal way into therapies that are really going to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their children,” Dr. Paidas says.
Dr. Paidas has expertise in prenatal ultrasound, and invasive fetal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In addition to his work as a clinician, he is director of the Yale Medicine Women and Children’s Blood Disorders Program, and serves as a leader in a large multicenter clinical trial that is investigating a treatment for preeclampsia. He helped contribute to the field’s understanding of a protein released by viable embryos, called the PreImplantation Factor, as well as cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular subsequent maternal consequences of hypertension.
Connecticut Magazine has recognized Dr. Paidas as one of its Top Doctors in his field in the state. A professor and vice chair of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine, he is also a recipient of Yale Medicine’s Leffell Prize for Clinical Excellence.