Michal A. Elovitz

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Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Attending, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Member, Center for Research in Reproduction and Women's Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, Department of OBGYN, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Maternal and Child Health Research Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Advisory Committee, Women's Reproductive Health Career Development Award, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Executive Committee, Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Member, Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group, University of Pennsylvania
Program Director, Women's Reproductive Health Research Award (K12), University of Pennsylvania
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Center for Research in Reproduction and Women's Health
421 Curie Blvd., 1354 BRB II/III
melovitz@obgyn.upenn.edu
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-0859
Fax: 215-573-5408
Graduate Group Affiliations
Education:
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 Research Expertise

Inflammation-induced preterm preterm; in vivo mouse model; mice survival surgery

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Elovitz is working on preterm birth and preeclampsia, and therapeutic interventions to prevent adverse outcomes from preterm birth.

Selected Publications

Levine L, Sammel MD, Hirshberg A, Srinivas S, Elovitz MA: Does stage of labor at time of cesarean affect risk of subsequent preterm birth? Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014 in press.

Bastek JA, Sammel MD, Jackson TD, Ryan ME, McShea MA, Elovitz MA: Environmental variables as potential modifiable risk factors of preterm birth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Am J Obstet Gynecol August 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

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.

Anton L, Brown AG, Bartolomei MS, Elovitz MA.: Differential methylation of genes associated with cell adhesion in preeclamptic placentas. PLoS One 9(6): e100148, June 2014.

Bastek JA, Weber AL, McShea MA, Ryan ME, Elovitz MA. : Prenatal Inflammation Is Associated With Adverse Neonatal Outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol 210(5): 450.el-450, May 2014.

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 71(5): 418-26, May 2014.

Levine LD, Bogner HR, Hirshberg A, Elovitz MA, Sammel MD, Srinvas SK.: Term induction of labor and subsequent preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol 210(4): 354. el-8, April 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.

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

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Last updated: 12/04/2014
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