Celeste P. Durnwald

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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director, High Risk OB Clinic, Dickens Center for Women’s Health, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Perinatal Diabetes Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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
Education:
BS (Integrated Life Sciences)
Kent State University, 1993.
MD
Northeastern Ohio Universities, 1997.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

maternal metabolism; diabetes in pregnancy; obesity in pregnancy

Description of Research Expertise

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

Selected Publications

Ruhstaller K, Bastek J, Thomas A, Mcelrath T, Parry S, Durnwald C. : The Effect of Early Excessive Weight Gain on the Development of Hypertension in Pregnancy Am J Perinatology 2016 in press.

Durnwald C, Kallan M, Allison K, Sammel M, Wisch S, Elovitz M, Parry S : A randomized clinical trial of an intensive behavior education program in GDM women designed to improve glucose levels on the 2 hour oral glucose tolerance test. AM J Perinatology 2016 in press.

Huynh T, Ghaffari N, Bastek J, Durnwald C.: Prenatal care in a specialized diabetes in pregnancy program improves compliance with postpartum testing in GDM women. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med Page: 1-13, June 2016 [Epub ahead of print]

Ruhstaller K, Elovitz MA, Stringer M, Durnwald C.: Does obesity affect maternal mental health during pregnancy? Poster presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Atlanta, GA 2016 2016.

Durnwald C, Kallen M, Kelly Allison, Wisch S, Elovitz MA, Parry S: A randomized clinical trial of an intensive behavior education program designed to improve glucose levels on the 2 hour oral glucose tolerance test in the postpartum period. Oral Presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Atlanta, GA 2016 2016.

Huynh T, Ghaffari N, Bastek J, Durnwald C: Prenatal Care in a Specialized Diabetes in Pregnancy Program Improves Compliance with Postpartum Testing. Poster presentation, The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. February 2016 2016.

Ruhstaller K, Elovitz MA, Stringer M, Durnwald C.: Are negative emotions about body image and diet during pregnancy associated with weight gain? Poster presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Atlanta, GA 2016 2016.

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.

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Last updated: 06/17/2016
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