Lisa D. Levine, M.D., M.S.C.E.

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Michael T. Mennuti, M.D., Associate Professor in Reproductive Health
Attending Physician, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Ob/Gyn, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Attending Physician, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Ob/Gyn, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Member, Center for Research in Reproduction and Women's Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Pennsylvania
Director, Pregnancy and Heart Disease Program, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Program Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Director of Clinical Operations for the Outpatient Practice, Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Recruitment Officer, Women’s Reproductive Health Research Aware, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Division Chief, Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street, 2 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-6913
BA (Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry/Pre-med)
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA , 2001.
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2006.
MSCE (Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology)
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2013.
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Selected Publications

Levine LD, Downes KL, Elovitz MA, Parry S, Sammel MD, Srinivas SK: Mechanical and Pharmacologic Methods of Labor Induction: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol 128(6): 1357-1364, Dec 2016 Notes: 27824758.

Levine LD, Downes KL, Parry S, Elovitz MA, Sammel MD, Srinivas SK: A validated calculator to estimate risk of cesarean after an induction of labor with an unfavorable cervix. Am J Obstet Gynecol 218(2): e1-254.e7, Feb 2018 Notes: PMCID: PMC5807156.

Hamm RF, Downes KL, Srinivas SK, Levine LD: Using the Probability of Cesarean from a Validated Cesarean Prediction Calculator to Predict Labor Length and Morbidity. Am J Perinatol 36(6):561-566, May 2019 Notes: PMC6491246.

Levine L, Sciscione A: Foley Catheter for Outpatient Cervical Ripening: Review of the Evidence and a Proposed Model of Care Am J Perinatol 36 (14), 1528-1532, Dec 2019.

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 Netw Open 2;3(11):e2025582, Nov 2020.

Hamm RF, Srinivas SK, Levine LD: A standardized labor induction protocol: impact on racial disparities in obstetrical outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol-MFM 2(3):100148, Aug 2020.

Hamm RF, Srinivas SK, Mccoy J, Morales KH, Levine LD. : Standardized Cesarean Risk Counseling with Induction: Impact on Racial Disparities in Birth Satisfaction. Am J Perinatol Nov 2021.

Levine LD, Sammel MD, Hirshberg A, Elovitz MA, Srinivas SK: Does stage of labor at time of cesarean affect risk of subsequent preterm birth? Am J Obstet Gynecol 212(3): 360.e1-7, March 2015 Notes: PMC4346465.

Levine LD, Srinivas SK.: Length of second stage of labor and preterm birth in a subsequent pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 214(4): 535.e1-4, April 2016 Notes: PMC4808599.

Levine LD, Ky B, Chirinos JA, Koshinski J, Arany Z, Riis V, Elovitz MA, Koelper N, Lewey J.: Prospective Evaluation of Cardiovascular Risk 10 Years After a Hypertensive Disorder of Pregnancy. J of the Amer College of Cardiology 79(24):2401-2411, June 2022.

Irizarry OC, Levine LD, Lewey J, Boyer T, Elovitz MA, Arany Z: Comparison of clinical characteristics and outcomes of Periparum Cardiomyopathy between African American and non-African American women. JAMA Cardiol 2(11): 1256-1260, Nov 2017 Notes: PMC5815055.

Kim YY, Goldberg LA, Awh K, Bhamare T, Drajpuch D, Hirshberg A, Partington SL, Rogers R, Ruckdeschel E, Tobin L, Venuti M, Levine LD: Accuracy of risk prediction scores in pregnant women with congenital heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis 14(3):470-478, May 2019 Notes: PMC6559836.

Lewey J, Levine LD, Elovitz MA, Irizarry OC, Arany Z: Importance of Early Diagnosis in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. Hypertension 75(1):91-97, Jan 2020 Notes: PMC6906246

Levine LD, Lewey J, Koelper N, Downes KL, Arany Z, Elovitz MA, Sammel MD, Ky B: Persistent cardiac dysfunction on echocardiography in African American women with severe preeclampsia. Pregnancy Hypertens 17: 127-132, Jul 2019.

Lopes Perdigao J, Hirshberg A, Koelper N, Srinivas SK, Sammel MD, Levine LD: Postpartum blood pressure trends are impacted by race and BMI. Pregnancy Hypertens 20:14-18, April 2020.

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 5;77(5):1517-1524, May 2021.

Peterson JA, Sandgren K, Levine LD: Severe preterm preeclampsia: an examination of outcomes by race. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 2(4):100181, Nov 2020.

Hamm RF, Wang EY, Levine LD, Srinivas SK.: Association Between Race and Hemoglobin at Delivery or Need for Transfusion When Using Race-Based Definitions for Treatment of Antepartum Anemia. Obstet Gynecol PMC8288460, Jul 2021.

Lewey J, Murphy S, Zhang D, Putt ME, Elovitz MA, Riis V, Patel MS, Levine LD: Effectiveness of a Text-Based Gamification Intervention to Improve Physical Activity Among Postpartum Individuals With Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Cardiol 1;7(6):591-599, Jun 2022.

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