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Alan T.N. Tita, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.


  • Primary Clinic Location
  • Hospital Affiliation

    Women & Infants Center

    UAB Hospital

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Education and Training
  • Medical School
    • University of Yaounde
    • 1996
  • Residency
    • Baylor College of Medicine
    • 2001 - 2005
  • Fellowship
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • 2005 - 2008
  • American Board of OB/GYN 2006

Clinic Information

Locations and Directions
Women & Infants Center
1700 6th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

Clinical and operative obstetrics, preterm birth, obstetric infections, International/Minority Women’s Health, Clinical Trials


  • Tita ATN, Hollier LM, Waller DK. Seasonality in Conception of Births and Influence on Late Initiation of Prenatal Care. Obstet Gynecol. 2001; 97(6):976-81
  • Moye LA, Tita ATN. Defending the Rationale for the Two-Tailed Test in Clinical Research. Circulation. 2002;105(25):3062-5
  • Waller DK, Tita ATN, Werler M, Mitchell A. The Association between Pre-Pregnancy Maternal Body Mass Index and the Risk of Having an Infant with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2003; 67:73-76
  • Waller DK, Tita ATN, Annegers JF. Rates of Twinning Before and After Fortification of Foods in the US with Folic Acid, Texas, 1996-98. Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2003;17(4):378-83
  • Pittman S, Tita ATN, Barratt MS, Rubin SR, Hollier LM. Seasonality and Immediate Antecedents of Sexual Intercourse in Adolescents. J Reprod Med. 2005;50(3):193-7
  • Tita ATN, Selwyn BJ, Waller DK, Kapadia AS, Dongmo S. Evidence-Based Reproductive Health Care in Cameroon: Population-Based Study of Awareness, Use and Barriers. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2005;83:895-903
  • Tita ATN, Salifu H, Ramsey PS. Impact of Anomalous Triplets on Morbidity Outcomes of Normal In-Utero Siblings. Obstet Gynecol. 2006;107(6):1352-1356
  • Tita ATN, Selwyn BJ, Waller DK, Kapadia AS, Dongmo S. Factors Associated with Awareness and Practice of Evidence-Based Obstetric Care in an African Setting. BJOG. 2006;113(9):1060-6
  • Tita ATN, Grobman WA, Rouse DJ. Antenatal Herpes Serologic Screening: An Appraisal of the Evidence. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Nov;108(5):1247-53
  •  Tita ATN, Cliver SP, Goepfert AR, Goldenberg RL, Conner M, Hauth JC, Andrews WW. Impact of Interconceptional Antibiotics on the Endometrial Flora. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;196(3):226.e1-6
  • Tita ATN, Stringer JS, Goldenberg RL, Rouse DJ. Two Decades of the ‘Safe Motherhood Initiative’: Time for Another Wooden Spoon Award? Obstet Gynecol. 2007;110(5):972-6
  • Tita ATN, Biggio J, Chapman V, Neely C, Rouse DJ. Perinatal and Maternal Outcomes in Women with Sickle or Hemoglobin C Traits. Obstet Gynecol. 2007; 110(5):1113-9. (PMID 17978127)
  • Tita ATN, Cliver SP, Goepfert AR, Goldenberg RL, Conner M, Hauth JC, Andrews WW. Clinical Trial of Interconceptional Antibiotics to Prevent Preterm Birth: Subgroup Analyses and Possible Adverse Antibiotic-Microbial Interaction. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;197(4):367.e1-6 (PMID 17904962)
  • Tita ATN, Hauth JC, Grimes A, Owen J, Stamm AM, Andrews WW. Decreasing Incidence of Post-Cesarean Endometritis with Extended-Spectrum Antibiotic Prophylaxis. Obstet Gynecol. 2008;111(1):51-56
  • Tita ATN, Owen J, Stamm A, Hauth JC, Andrews WW. Impact of Extended-Spectrum Antibiotic Prophylaxis on Incidence of Post-Cesarean Surgical Wound Infection. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008; 199(3): 303.e1-3
  • Tita ATN, Landon MB, Spong CY et al. (For NICHD MFMU Network). Timing of Elective Repeat Cesarean at Term and Neonatal Outcomes. N Eng J Med 2009;360(2):111-20. PMID: 19129525
  • Tita ATN, Rouse DJ, Blackwell SC, Saade G, Spong CY, Andrews WW. Evolving Concepts in Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Cesarean Delivery: A Systematic Review. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;113:675-682
  • Tita ATN, Rouse DJ. Progesterone for Preterm Birth Prevention: An Evolving Intervention. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009;200(3):219-24
  • Tita ATN. Intraamniotic Infection. UpTodate 2010; (17.3)
  • Tita ATN, Andrews WW. Chorioamnionitis: Diagnosis and Management. Clin Perinatol. 2010;37:339-354
  • Bates E, Rouse D, Chapman V, Mann ML, Carlo W, Tita ATN. Fetal Lung Maturity Testing Before 39 Weeks and Neonatal Outcomes. Obstet Gynecol. 2010;116:1288-1295
  • Tita ATN, Lai Y, Landon M et al (MFMU Network). Timing of Elective Repeat Cesarean Delivery at Term and Maternal Perioperative Outcomes. Obstet Gynecol 2011;117:280-6
  • Doss AE, Davidson J, Cliver SP, Wetta L, Andrews WW, Tita AT. Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Cesarean Delivery: Survey of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physicians in the U.S. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2012;25(8):1264-6.. PMID: 21762043
  • Varner MW, Rice MM, Anderson B, Tolosa JE, Sheffield J, Spong CY, Saade G, Peaceman AM, Louis JM, Wapner RJ, Tita AT, et al. Influenza-like Illness in Hospitalized Pregnant and Postpartum Women During the 2009-2010 H1N1 Pandemic. Obstet Gynecol. 2011;118(3):593-600. PMID: 21860288
  • Tita A, Lai Y, Bloom SL, Spong CY, et al. Timing of Delivery and Pregnancy Outcomes Among Laboriing Nulliparous Women. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012;206:1.e1-1.e8
  • Wetta L, Tita AT. Early Term Births: Considerations in Management. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 2012;39(1):89-97
  •  Tita AT, Szychowski JM, Rouse DJ, Bean CM, Chapman V, Nothern A, Figueroa D, Quinn R, Andrews WW, Hauth JC. Higher-dose oxytocin and hemorrhage after vaginal delivery: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Feb;119(2 Pt 1):293-300.
  • Cantu J, Tita A. Management of Influenza in Pregnancy. Am J Perinatol 2013 Feb;30(2):99-103. PMID: 23271379.
  • Tita AT. When is primary cesarean appropriate: maternal and obstetrical indications. Semin Perinatol 2012;36(5):324-327.
  • Grobman WA, Thom EA, Spong CY, Iams JD, Saade GR, Mercer BM, Tita AT, et al. 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate to prevent prematurity in nulliparas with cervical length less than 30 mm. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Nov;207(5):390.e1-8.
  • Roach M, Abramovici A, Tita A. Dose and Duration of Oxytocin to Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Review. Am J of Perinatol [epub ahead of print 12/12]
  • Subramaniam A, Jauk V, Figueroa D, Biggio J, Owen J, Tita AT. Risk Factors For Wound Disruption Following Cesarean Delivery J Mat Neonatal Med 2013; Oct. 4 [Epub ahead of print] PMID 24090116.
  • Cantu J, Biggio J, Jauk V, Wetta L, Andrews W, Tita A. Selective Uptake of Influenza Vaccine and Pregnancy Outcomes. J Mat Neonatal Med 2013 Aug;26(12):1207-11.
  • Figueroa D, Paisley R, chapman-Jauk V, Szychowski J, Hauth J, Tita AT. Randomized Trial of Surgical Staples vs. Subcuticular Suture for Skin Closure After Cesarean Delivery. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Jan;121(1):33-8. PMID:23262925
  • Vandorsten JP, Dodson WC, Espeland MA, Grobman WA, Guise JM, Mercer BM, Minkoff, HL, Poindexter B, Prosser LA, Sawaya GF, Scott JR, Silver RM, Smith L, Thomas A, Tita AT. NIH concsensus development conference: diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus. NIH Consens State Sci Statements. 2013 Mar 6;29(1):1-31.
  • Wetta L, Szychowski J, Seals S, Mancuso M, Hauth J, Tita ATN. Risk Factors for Uterine Atony at Vaginal Delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Jul;209(1):51.e1-6. PMID:23507549.
  • Grobman WA, Gilbert SA, Iams SD, SPong CY, Saade G, Mercer BM, Tita AT, Rouse DJ, Sorokin Y, Leveno KJ, Tolosa JE, Thorp JM, Caritis SN, Van Dorsten JP;Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Jun;121(6):1181-6. PMID:23812450.
  • Wetta L, Biggio J, Cliver S, Abramovici A, Barnes S, Tita AT. Midtrimester Vitamin D Status and Pregnancy Outcomes. Am J Perinatol 2013 Sep 10.[Epub ahead of print] PMID:24022379.
  • Zork N, Biggio J, Tita AT, Rouse D, Gyamfi-Bannerman C. Decreasing prematurity in twin gestations:predicaments and possibilities. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Aug;122(2 Pt1):375-9. PMID:23969808
  • Edwards RK, Cantu J, Cliver S, Biggio JR Jr, Owen J, Tita AT. The association of maternal obesity with fetal pH and base deficit at cesarean delivery. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Aug;122(2 Pt1):262-7. PMID:23969793.
  • Iams JD, Grobman WA, Lozitska A, SPong CY, Saade G, Mercer BM, Tita AT, Rouse DJ, Sorokin Y, Wapner RJ, Leveno KJ, Blackwell SC, Esplin MS, Tolosa JE, Thorp JM, Caritis SN, Van Dorsten PJ; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. Adherence to criteria for transvaginal ultrasound imaging and measurement of cervical length. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Oct;209(4):365.e1-5. PMID:23958649.
  • Bailit JL, Grobman WA, Rice MM, SPong CY, Wapner RJ, Varner MW, Thorp JM, Leveno KJ, Caritis SN, Shubert PJ, Tita AT, Saade G, Sorokin Y, Rouse DJ, Blackwell SC, Tolosa JE, Van Dorsten JP;Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. Risk-adjusted models for adverse obstetric outcomes and variation in risk-adjusted outcomes across hospitals. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Jul 24 [Epub ahead of print] PMID:23891630.


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