Nadav Schwartz, M.D.

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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Attending, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Courtesy Staff in OBGYN, Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA, University of Pennsylvania
Attending, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Gynecology (OB Trauma), PENN Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Director of Imaging, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street, 2 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-4358
Fax: 215-349-5625
B.A. (Biology)
Yeshiva University, NY, 1997.
M.D. (Medicine)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, 2001.
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Description of Research Expertise

My primary research interest involves antenatal tools to identify pregnancy risk and guide clinical management. Much of my recent work has focused on exploring novel placental imaging techniques in pregnancy including ultrasound-based, MRI and optical imaging. As the complex mechanisms that lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes remain poorly understood, I believe in the utility of collaboration with other related scientific disciplines to leverage available technologic advances towards a deeper understanding of human pregnancy pathophysiology as well as towards developing clinical tools that enhance the care of our patients.

In addition, I have a strong interest in medical technology and innovation to develop tools that advance the care for our patients. One primary example is our work with remote fetal monitoring device, which seeks to help high risk patients access the monitoring they need from their own home, helping patient overcome some of the barriers to accessing care that can negatively impact outcomes.

Selected Publications

Zafman, KB, Cudjoe E, Levine LD, Srinivas SK, Schwartz N: Undetected Fetal Growth Restriction During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. Obstet Gynecol 141(2):414-417, Feb 2023.

Cai F, Hamm RF, Schwartz N: FATE: The Effect of Fetal Antenatal Testing Education on Patient Knowledge and Satisfaction. Am J Perinatol Nov 2022, Online ahead of print.

Kim SW, Hamm RF, Schwartz N: A Resolved Placenta Previa is Still Associated with Postpartum Hemorrhage. Am J Perinatol Dec 2022, Online ahead of print.

Kissas G, Hwuang E, Thompson EW, Schwartz N, Detre JA: Feasibility of Vascular Parameter Estimation for Assessing Hypertensive Pregnancy Disorders. J Biomech Eng 144(12):121011, Dec 2022.

Wang L, Cochran JM, Ko T, Baker WB, Abramson K, He L, Busch DR, Kavuri V, Linn RL, Parry S, Yodh AG, Schwartz N : Non-invasive monitoring of blood oxygenation in human placentas via concurrent diffuse optical spectroscopy and ultrasound imaging. Nat Biomed Eng 6(9):1017-1030, Sep 2022.

Mhajna M, Sadeh B, Yagel S, Sohn C, Schwartz N, Warsof S, Zahar Y, Reches A: A Novel, Cardiac-Derived Algorithm for Uterine Activity Monitoring in a Wearable Remote Device. Front Bioeng Biotechnol 10:933612, Jul 2022.

Schwartz N, Oguz I, Wang J, Pouch A, Yushkevich N, Parameshwaran S, Gee J, Yushkevich P, Oguz B: Fully Automated Placental Volume Quantification From 3DUS for Prediction of Small-for-Gestational-Age Infants. J Ultrasound Med 41(6): 1509-1524, Jun 2022.

Schwartz N, Mhajna M, Moody HL, Zahar Y, Shkolnik K, Reches A, Lowery Jr CL: Novel Uterine Contraction Monitoring to Enable Remote, Self-administered Non-stress Testing. Am J Obstet Gynecol 226(4): 554e1-e12, April 2022.

Langham M, Caporale AS, Wehrli FW, Parry S, Schwartz N: Evaluation of Vascular Reactivity of Maternal Vascular Adaptations of Pregnancy with Quantitative MRI: Pilot Study. J Magn Reson Imaging 53(2): 447-455, Feb 2021.

Dude CM, Levine LD, Schwartz N: The Impact of Previous Obstetric History on the Risk of Spontaneous Preterm Birth in Women with a Sonographic Short Cervix. Am J Perinatol 37(12): 1189-1194, Oct 2020.

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