Penn Cardiovascular Institute

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Michal A. Elovitz, M.D.

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Center for Research in Reproduction and Women's Health
421 Curie Blvd., 1354 BRB II/III
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-0859
Fax: 215-573-5408
BA (History/Pre-med)
University of Texas at Austin, Texas (with honors), 1990.
MD (Medicine)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York, 1994.
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Description of CVI Expertise

CVI Program Unit(s):
Lipid / Atherosclerosis / CAD / ACS / Prevention

CVI Research Description:
We hypothesize that preeclampsia, a disease unique to pregnancy and characterized by hypertension, proteinuria and edema, is an early manifestation of cardiovascular disease. Our research focuses on the role of environmental and genetic factors, known to be risk factors or mechanistically involved in cardiovascular disease, in preeclampsia. We are specifically interested in elucidating the contribution of the components of metabolic syndrome to the pathogensis of preeclampsia.

Selected Publications

Leitner K, Al Shammary M, McLane M, Johnston MV, Elovitz MA, Burd I. : IL-1 Receptor Blockade Prevents Fetal Cortical Brain Injury but Not Preterm Birth in a Mouse Model of Inflammation-Induced Preterm Birth and Perinatal Brain Injury. Am J Reprod Immunol. March 2014 [Epub ahead of print]

Elovitz MA, Brown AF, Anton L, Gilstrap, M, Heiser L, Bastek J.: Distinct cervical microRNA profiles are present in women destined to have a preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol 210(3): el-221, March 2014

Brandt JS, Srinivas S, Elovitz MA, Bastek JA: Does a maternal-fetal medicine-centered labor and delivery coverage model put the 'M' back in MFM? Am J Obstet Gynecol. Page: [Epub ahead of print] Feb 2014.

Bastek JA, Weber AL, McShea MA, Ryan ME, Elovitz MA. : Prenatal Inflammation Is Associated With Adverse Neonatal Outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol December 2013 [Epub ahead of print]

Olarerin-George AO, Anton L, Hwang YC, Elovitz MA, Hogenesch JB. : A functional genomics screen for microRNA regulators of NF-kappaB signaling. BMC Biol. 11: 19, Feb 2013

Anton L, Olarerin GA, Schwartz N, Srinivas S, Bastek J, Hogenesch JB, Elovitz MA: miR-210 inhibits trophoblast invasion and is a serum biomarker for preeclampsia. American Journal Pathology Page: doi:pii: S0002-9440(13)00542-7. September 2013

Bastek J, Elovitz MA: The role and challenges of biomarkers in spontaneous preterm birth and preeclampsia. Fertil Steril. 99(4): 1117-23, March 2013

Levine LD, Bogner HR, Hirshberg A, Elovitz MA, Sammel MD, Srinvas SK.: Term induction of labor and subsequent preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol Page: [Epub ahead of print] October 30 2013.

Bastek JA, Hirshberg A, Chandrasekaran C, Owen C, Heiser L, Araujo B, McShea MA, Ryan ME, Elovitz MA.: Biomarkers and Cervical Length to Predict Spontaneous Preterm Birth in Asymptomatic High-Risk Women. Obstet and Gynecol 122(2): 283-9, August 2013.

Turitz AL, Quant H, Schwartz N, Elovitz MA, Bastek J.: Isolated abdominal circumference < 5% or estimated fetal weight 10-19% as predictors of small gestational age infants. Am J Perinatol August 21 [epub ahead of print] 2013.

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