Dr. Ralph Thomas Depalma MD Obstetrician-Gynecologist

Dr. Ralph Depalma is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Oakland, California and is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 37 years. He is one of 85 doctors at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center who specialize in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Obstetrician-Gynecologist: Maternal & Fetal Medicine/High Risk

Hospital Affiliation

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1972 - 1973

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1973 - 1976

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1978 - 1980

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Class of 1972

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Certified in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

TX State Medical License
Active through 2014

FL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Heteromorphisms of chromosome 18 can obscure detection of fetal aneuploidy by interphase FISH.
Skinner, J. L., Govberg, I. J., DePalma, R. T., Cotter, P. D.

A simplified phenytoin regimen for preeclampsia.
Lucas, M. J., DePalma, R. T., Peters, M. T., Leveno, K. J., Person, D., Cunningham, F. G.

Continuing investigation of women at high risk for infection following cesarean delivery. Three-dose perioperative antimicrobial therapy.
DePalma, R. T., Cunningham, F. G., Leveno, K. J., Roark, M. L.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Alabama PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Network POS
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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