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Jeffrey (Jeff) Lawrence Ecker, MD

  • Director, Obstetrical Clinical Research and Quality Assurance
  • Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship


Accepting New Patients


Dr Ecker practices maternal-fetal-medicine (high risk ob). His clinical work involves managing complications of pregnancy and prenatal diagnosis. He runs the fellowship in high risk obstetrics at MGH and is director of Quality and Safety for Ob/Gyn.


Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Interests
  • High risk pregnancy
  • Obstetric ultrasound
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, University of California San Francisco
Board Certifications
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Waltham: Mass General West
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Research & Publications


Ecker JL, Frigoletto FD. Cesarean Delivery and the Risk-Benefit Calculus. N Engl J Med 2007; 356: 885-8

Minkoff H, Ecker JL. Genetic testing and breach of confidentiality: Law, ethics and pragmatics. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008; 198:489e1-4.

Minkoff HL, Ecker JL. The California octuplets and the duties of reproductive endocrinologists. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2009, 201:15.e1-3.

Ecker JL, Greene MF. Gestational Diabetes-Setting limits, exploring treatments. N Engl J Med 2008; 358: 2061-3.

Ecker, JL. Gestational Diabetes: An Opportunity for Improvement. J Clin Endocrinol, Metab 2008; 93: 4646-7.

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News & Events


Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-2229
Fax: 617-724-3498
Mass General OB/GYN at Mass General/North Shore Center
104 Endicott Street
Suite 304
Danvers MA, 01923-3623
Phone: 978-882-6767
Fax: 617-882-6775
Vincent Ob/Gyn West
40 Second Avenue
Waltham MA, 02451
Phone: 781-487-3860
Fax: 781-487-3870

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