Michal A. Elovitz

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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

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.

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.

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.

Romero JA, Downes K, Pappas H, Elovitz MA, Levine LD.: Cervical length change as a predictor of preterm birth in symptomatic patients Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 3(1):100175., Jan 2021.

Handley SC, Mullin AM, Elovitz MA, Gerson KD, Montoya-Williams D, Lorch SA, Burris HH.: Changes in Preterm Birth Phenotypes and Stillbirth at 2 Philadelphia Hospitals During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic, March-June 2020. JAMA 5;325(1):87-89., Jan 2021.

Bonney EA, Elovitz MA, Mysorekar IU: Diversity is essential for good science and Reproductive science is no different: A Response to the recent formulation of the Burroughs Welcome Fund Pregnancy Think-Tank Am J Obstet Gynecol 223 (6):950-951, Dec 2020.

Hamm RF, McCoy J, Oladuja A, Bogner HR, Elovitz MA, Morales KH, Srinivas SK, Levine LD: Maternal Morbidity and Birth Satisfaction After Implementation of a Validated Calculator to Predict Cesarean Delivery During Labor Induction. JAMA 2;3(11):e2025582, Nov 2020.

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Last updated: 05/26/2021
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