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Celeste P. Durnwald, M.D.

Celeste P. Durnwald, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street, 2000 Courtyard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BS (Integrated Life Sciences)
Kent State University, 1993.
Northeastern Ohio Universities, 1997.
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Description of Research Expertise

Areas of research interest include: 1) diabetes in pregnancy, 2) obesity,
3) maternal metabolism

Selected Publications

Durnwald C.: Gestational diabetes: Linking epidemiology, excessive gestational weight gain, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and future metabolic syndrome. Semin Perinatol 39(4): 254-8, June 2015

Ghaffari N, Parry S, Elovitz MA, Durnwald CP.: The Effect of an Obesogenic Maternal Environment on Expression of Fetal Umbilical Cord Blood miRNA. Reprod Sci 22(7): 860-4, July 2015.

Ghaffari N, Parry S, Elovitz MA, Durnwald C : The role of miRNA in fetal programming of obesity Poster Presentation Society for Reproductive Investigation, San Francisco, CA March 2015.

Ruhstaller K, Durnwald C: Early excessive weight gain and maternal hypertension. Poster Presentation at Society for Reproductive Investigation, San Francisco CA March 2015.

Ghaffari N, Srinivas SK, Durnwald CP.: The multidisciplinary approach to the care of the obese parturient. Am J Obstet Gynecol Mar 2015.

Ghaffari N, Levine L, Schwartz L, Durnwald C : Implementation of Universal Cervical Length Screening: How do we improve patient acceptance? Poster presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, San Diego, CA February 2015.

Ruhstaller K, Bastek J, Thomas A.: Initial BMI, not early weight gain, increases the risk of GDM. Poster presentation Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, San Francisco, CA February 2015.

Chadrasekaran S, Bastek JA, Turitz Al, Durnwald CP: A prediction score to assess the risk of delivering a large for gestational age infant among obese women. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 23:1-5, Dec 2014.

Ghaffari N, Parry S, Elovitz MA, Durnwald CP: The effect of an obesongenic maternal environment on expression of fetal umbilical cord blood miRNA. Reprod Sci December 2014.

Chandrasekaran S, Levine LD, Durnwald CP, Elovitz MA, Srinivas SK: Excessive Weight Gain and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in the Obese Patient. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 17:1-5, Jul 2014.

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Last updated: 10/16/2015
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