Kirstin Leitner, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Attending Physician, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Attending, Gynecology and Neonatology, PENN Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Associate, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Department of Family and Community Health
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact information
PENN Ob/Gyn Associates
3701 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-6035
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, 2005.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2011.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Postpartum care
Female athlete triad

Description of Research Expertise

Clinician and patient use of technology to improve patient care and experience.

Selected Publications

Kirstin Leitner, Annie Apple, Kelly Zafman, Lakeisha Mulugeta-Gordon: An unusual cause of small bowel obstruction: Case report of spontaneous uteroenteric fistula. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics September 2023 Notes:

Leitner K, McCabe M, Cutri-French C, Scalise L, Christ L, Levine L: Healing at Home - Impacting Postpartum Outcomes Using Clinical Practice Changes and Augmented Intelligence. ACOG ACM, Baltimore. May 2023.

Kumar N, Arias MP, Leitner K, Wang E, Clement E, Hamm R: Assessing the impact of telehealth implementation on postpartum outcomes for Black birthing people. Am J Obstet and Gynecol MFM 5(2), Feb 2023.

Miller K: An ultrarunner dreamed of racing the Boston Marathon. Her pregnancy nearly derailed her goal until she spoke out. Yahoo!Life Jan 2023 Notes:

Turck Charles, Leitner K: Healing at Home: Advancements in Screening for Postpartum Depression. Dr. Charles Turck is joined by Dr. Kirstin Leitner to take a look at this program and its impacts. ReachMD Oct 2022 Notes:

Sally Sapega: Penn Medicine Chatbot Screening Helps Identify Postpartum Depression. Penn Medicine News July 2022.

Arias MA, Wang E, Leitner K, Sannah T, Keegan M, Delferro J, Iluore C, Arimoro F, Streaty T, Hamm R: The Impact on Postpartum Care by Telehealth: a retrospective cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 4(3), May 2022.

Arias M, Hamm R, Leitner K, Sannah T, Keegan M, DelFerro J, Iluore C, Wang E: The qualitative individual interviews analysis (n=25) provides insight on the patient experience of telehealth postpartum care, as well as the barriers and facilitators to attending telehealth PPVs. Poster, SMFM, *virtual. Feb 2022.

Arias M, Wang E, Hamm R, Leitner K: IMPACT (IMpact on PostpArtum Care by Telehealth) Study: a retrospective cohort study. Oral session, SMFM, *virtual. Feb 2022.

Gaulton J, Leitner K, Hahn L, Schumacher R, Christ L, Scalise L, Driscoll D, Rosin R, Merchant R: Healing at Home: applying innovation principles to redesign and optimise postpartum care. BMJ Innovations 8:37-41, 2022.

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Last updated: 09/20/2023
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