Christos Coutifaris, M.D., Ph.D.

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Celso-Ramon Garcia Professor
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact information
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
3701 Market Street, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3378
A.B. (Biophysics)
Amherst College, 1976.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania, 1982.
Ph.D. (Anatomy; Reproductive Neuroendocrinology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1984.

Executive Training Course for Department Chairs and Division Chiefs of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania , 1998.
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Selected Publications

Swanson Grace M, Estill Molly, Diamond Michael P, Legro Richard S, Coutifaris Christos, Barnhart Kurt T, Huang Hao, Hansen Karl R, Trussell J C, Coward R Matthew, Zhang Heping, Goodrich Robert, Krawetz Stephen A: Human chromatin remodeler cofactor, RNA interactor, eraser and writer sperm RNAs responding to obesity. Epigenetics Page: 1-15, Jul 2019.

Huang Hao, Kuang Hongying, Sun Fangbai, Diamond Michael P, Legro Richard S, Coutifaris Christos, Alvero Ruben, Robinson Randal D, Casson Peter R, Christman Gregory M, Hansen Karl R, Santoro Nanette, Eisenberg Esther, Zhang Heping: Lower prevalence of non-cavity-distorting uterine fibroids in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome than in those with unexplained infertility. Fertility and sterility 111(5): 1011-1019.e1, May 2019.

Schon Samantha B, Luense Lacey J, Wang Xiaoshi, Bartolomei Marisa S, Coutifaris Christos, Garcia Benjamin A, Berger Shelley L: Histone modification signatures in human sperm distinguish clinical abnormalities. Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics 36(2): 267-275, Feb 2019.

Diamond Michael P, Eisenberg Esther, Huang Hao, Coutifaris Christos, Legro Richard S, Hansen Karl R, Steiner Anne Z, Cedars Marcelle, Barnhart Kurt, Ziolek Tracy, Thomas Tracey R, Maurer Kate, Krawetz Stephen A, Wild Robert A, Trussell J C, Santoro Nanette, Zhang Heping: The efficiency of single institutional review board review in National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Cooperative Reproductive Medicine Network-initiated clinical trials. Clinical trials (London, England) 16(1): 3-10, Feb 2019.

Mani Sneha, Ghosh Jayashri, Lan Yemin, Senapati Suneeta, Ord Teri, Sapienza Carmen, Coutifaris Christos, Mainigi Monica: Epigenetic changes in preterm birth placenta suggest a role for ADAMTS genes in spontaneous preterm birth. Human molecular genetics 28(1): 84-95, 01 2019.

Coward R Matthew, Stetter Christy, Kunselman Allen, Trussell J C, Lindgren Mark C, Alvero Ruben R, Casson Peter, Christman Gregory M, Coutifaris Christos, Diamond Michael P, Hansen Karl R, Krawetz Stephen A, Legro Richard S, Robinson Randal D, Smith James F, Steiner Anne Z, Wild Robert A, Zhang Heping, Santoro Nanette: Fertility Related Quality of Life, Gonadal Function and Erectile Dysfunction in Male Partners of Couples with Unexplained Infertility. The Journal of urology 202(2): 379-384, 08 2019.

Christianson Mindy S, Legro Richard S, Jin Susan, Eisenberg Esther, Diamond Michael P, Hansen Karl R, Vitek Wendy, Styer Aaron K, Casson Peter, Coutifaris Christos, Christman Gregory M, Alvero Ruben, Puscheck Elizabeth E, Christy Alicia Y, Sun Fangbai, Zhang Heping, Polotsky Alex J, Santoro Nanette: Comparison of sonohysterography to hysterosalpingogram for tubal patency assessment in a multicenter fertility treatment trial among women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics 35(12): 2173-2180, Dec 2018.

Kent James, Dodson William C, Kunselman Allen, Pauli Jaimey, Stone Alicia, Diamond Michael P, Coutifaris Christos, Schlaff William D, Alvero Ruben, Casson Peter, Christman Gregory M, Rosen R Mitchell, Hansen Karl R, Robinson Randall D, Baker Valerie, Usadi Rebecca, Santoro Nanette, Zhang Heping, Eisenberg Esther, Legro Richard S: Gestational Weight Gain in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Controlled Study. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 103(11): 4315-4323, Nov 2018.

Senapati Suneeta, Wang Fan, Ord Teri, Coutifaris Christos, Feng Rui, Mainigi Monica: Superovulation alters the expression of endometrial genes critical to tissue remodeling and placentation. Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics 35(10): 1799-1808, Oct 2018.

Alur-Gupta Snigdha, Hopeman Margaret, Berger Dara S, Gracia Clarisa, Barnhart Kurt T, Coutifaris Christos, Senapati Suneeta: Impact of method of endometrial preparation for frozen blastocyst transfer on pregnancy outcome: a retrospective cohort study. Fertility and sterility 110(4): 680-686, 09 2018.

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