Michal A. Elovitz, M.D.

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Hilarie L. Morgan and Mitchell L. Morgan President's Distinguished Professor in Women's Health
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 Research Expertise

Perinatal biology, reproductive immunology, translational research, microbiome, host-immune interactions, cervical remodeling

Description of Clinical Expertise

High-risk obstetrics; medical complications of pregnancy (maternal cardiac disease);

Description of Other Expertise

Mentor, advocate, leader

Selected Publications

Montoya-Williams D, Mullin AM, Handley SC, Flannery DD, Lorch SA, Elovitz MA, Burris HH.: Disparities in SARS-CoV-2 positivity among pregnant patients with limited English proficiency. J Perinatol Epub ahead of print, Sep 2021.

Kornfield SL, Riis VM, McCarthy C, Elovitz MA, Burris HH: Maternal perceived stress and the increased risk of preterm birth in a majority non-Hispanic Black pregnancy cohort. J Perinatol Epub ahead of print, Aug 2021.

Tiako MJN, McCarthy C, Meisel ZF, Elovitz MA, Burris HH, South E: Association between Low Urban Neighborhood Greenness and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. Am J Perinatol Epub ahead of print, Aug 2021.

Bender W, McCarthy C, Elovitz M, Parry S, Durnwald C: Universal HbA1c screening and gestational diabetes: a comparison with clinical risk factors J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med Epub ahead of print, May 2021.

Lewis A, McKeon TP, De Roos AJ, Ravel J, Elovitz MA, Burris HH.: Associations of public water system trihalomethane exposure during pregnancy with spontaneous preterm birth and the cervicovaginal microbial-immune state. Environ Res May 2021.

Lopes Perdigao J, Lewey J, Hirshberg A, Koelper N, Srinivas SK, Elovitz MA, Levine LD.: Furosemide for Accelerated Recovery of Blood Pressure Postpartum in women with a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Hypertension. Hypertension 5;77(5):1517-1524, May 2021.

Gershuni V, Li Y, Elovitz M, Li H, Wu GD, Compher CW: Maternal gut microbiota reflecting poor diet quality is associated with spontaneous preterm birth in a prospective cohort study. Am J Clin Nutr 113(3), March 2021.

Gray KJ, Bordt EA, Atyeo C, Deriso E, Akinwunmi B, Young N, Medina Baez A, Shook LL, Cvrk D, James K, De Guzman R, Brigida S, Diouf K, Goldfarb I, Bebell LM, Yonker LM, Fasano A, Rabi SA, Elovitz MA, Alter G, Edlow AG: COVID-19 vaccine response in pregnant and lactating women: a cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. Am J Obstet Gynecol Epub ahead of print., Mar 2021.

Gershuni V, Li Y, Li H, Elovitz M, Wu GD, Compher C: Maternal Gut Microbiota Reflecting Poor Diet Quality is Associated with Spontaneous Preterm Birth in a Prospective Cohort Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 11;113(3):602-611, Mar 2021.

Levine L, Arany Z, Kern-Goldberger A, Koelper N, Lewey J, Sammel MD, Elovitz MA, Ky B: Soluble Flt1 levels are associated with cardiac dysfunction in Black women with and without severe preeclampsia. Hypertens Pregnancy. 40(1):44-49., Feb 2021.

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Last updated: 09/22/2021
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