Celeste P. Durnwald, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street, 2000 Courtyard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BS (Integrated Life Sciences)
Kent State University, 1993.
MD
Northeastern Ohio Universities, 1997.
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Description of Research Expertise

Areas of research interest include: 1) diabetes in pregnancy, 2) obesity,
3) maternal metabolism

Selected Publications

Durnwald C, Mele L, Landon MB, Varner MW, Casey BM, Reddy UM, Wapner RJ, Rouse DJ, Tita ATN, Thorp JM Jr, Chien EK, Saade GR, Peaceman AM, Blackwell SC; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health Human Development (NICHD) Maternal Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network.: Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 and Metabolic Dysfunction in Women with a Prior Glucose-Intolerant Pregnancy. Am J Perinatol Online ahead of print, Jun 2020.

Cunningham SD, Riis V, Line L, Patti M, Bucher M, Durnwald C, Srinivas SK: Safe Start Community Health Worker Program: A Multisector Partnership to Improve Perinatal Outcomes Among Low-Income Pregnant Women With Chronic Health Conditions. Am J Public Health [Epub ahead of print], Apr 2020.

Paidas Teefey C, Reforma L, Koelper NC, Sammel MD, Srinivas SK, Levine LD, Durnwald CP.: Risk Factors Associated With Cesarean Delivery After Induction of Labor in Women With Class III Obesity. Obstet Gynecol. 135(3):542-549, Mar 2020.

Bender W, McCarthy C, Chittams J, Elovitz MA, Parry S, Durnwald C: Universal HbA1c screening versus conventional risk factor screening for the prediction of gestational diabetes. Poster presentation, 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Grapevine, TX Feb 2020.

Hopkins MK, Koelper N, Bender W, Durnwald C, Sammel M, Dugoff L.: Association between cell-free DNA fetal fraction and gestational diabetes. Prenat Diagn. [Epub ahead of print], Feb 2020.

Bender W, McCarthy C, Chittams J, Elovitz MA, Parry S, Durnwald C: The prediction of gestational diabetes mellitus utilizing universal hemoglobinA1C screenings. Poster presentation, 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Grapevine, TX Feb 2020.

Bender W, McCarthy C, Chittams J, Elovitz MA, Parry S, Durnwald C: What is the optimal hemoglobin A1screening cut-off for the prediction of gestational diabetes? Poster presentation, 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Grapevine, TX Feb 2020.

Bender W, McCarthy C, Chittams J, Elovitz MA, Parry S, Durnwald C: In the absence of diabetes, an early elevated HbA1c is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Poster presentation, 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Grapevine, TX Feb 2020.

Hopkins MK, Dugoff L, Durnwald C, Havrilesky LJ, Dotters-Katz S.: Cell-free DNA for Down syndrome screening in obese women: Is it a cost-effective strategy? Prenat Diagn. 40(2):173-178, Jan 2020.

Durnwald C: Physiology of Pregnancy and the Effects of Diabetes on Maternal and Fetal Health. The Health Professional Guide to Nutrition, Diabetes and Pregnancy. Chicago, IL, 2020.

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