Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health

Michal A. Elovitz

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Hilarie L. Morgan and Mitchell L. Morgan President's Distinguished Professor in Women's Health
Attending, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Member, Center for Research in Reproduction and Women's Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Maternal and Child Health Research Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Maternal and Child Heath Research Center, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Research Director, Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Award (K12), University of Pennsylvania
Creator & Lead Mentor, Women for Women’s Health (W4W) Mentoring group, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Executive Research Group, University of Pennsylvania, Department of OBGYN
Vice Chair, Translational Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Member, Human Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee, University of Pennsylvania
Member, COVID Clinical Trials Group, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Center for Research in Reproduction and Women's Health
421 Curie Blvd., 1354 BRB II/III
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-0859
Fax: 215-573-5408
Education:
BA (History/Pre-med)
University of Texas at Austin, Texas (with honors), 1990.
MD (Medicine)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York, 1994.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cornell University, New York Hospital, New York, New York, 1994-1998.
Fellow/Clinical Instructor, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1998-2001.
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Description of Research Expertise

Inflammation-induced preterm preterm; in vivo mouse model; mice survival surgery

Description of Clinical Expertise

High-risk obstetrics; medical complications of pregnancy (maternal cardiac disease);

Selected Publications

Romero JA, Downes K, Pappas H, Elovitz MA, Levine LD.: Cervical length change as a predictor of preterm birth in symptomatic patients Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 3(1):100175., Jan 2021.

Handley SC, Mullin AM, Elovitz MA, Gerson KD, Montoya-Williams D, Lorch SA, Burris HH.: Changes in Preterm Birth Phenotypes and Stillbirth at 2 Philadelphia Hospitals During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic, March-June 2020. JAMA 5;325(1):87-89., Jan 2021.

Levine L, Arany Z, Kern-Goldberger A, Koelper N, Lewey J, Sammel MD, Elovitz MA, Ky B: Soluble Flt1 levels are associated with cardiac dysfunction in Black women with and without severe preeclampsia. Hypertens Pregnancy. 20:1-6 [Epub ahead of print], Dec 2020.

Bonney EA, Elovitz MA, Mysorekar IU: Diversity is essential for good science and Reproductive science is no different: A Response to the recent formulation of the Burroughs Welcome Fund Pregnancy Think-Tank Am J Obstet Gynecol 223 (6):950-951, Dec 2020.

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

Gur RE, White LK, Waller R, Barzilay R, Moore TM, Kornfield S, Njoroge WFM, Duncan AF, Chaiyachati BH, Parish-Morris J, Maayan L, Himes MM, Laney N, Simonette K, Riis V, Elovitz MA.: The Disproportionate Burden of the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Pregnant Black Women. Psychiatry Res 293:113475, Nov 2020.

Gur RE, White LK, Waller R, Barzilay R, Moore TM, Kornfield S, Njoroge WFM, Duncan AF, Chaiyachati BH, Parish-Morris J, Maayan L, Himes MM, Laney N, Simonette K, Riis V, Elovitz MA: The Disproportionate Burden of the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Pregnant Black Women. Psychiatry Res 293:113475, Nov 2020.

Lien YC, Zhang Z, Barila G, Green-Brown A, Elovitz MA, Simmons RA.: Intrauterine Inflammation Alters the Transcriptome and Metabolome in Placenta. Front Physiol. 5;11:592689, Nov 2020.

Gerson KD, Mccarthy C, Ravel J, Elovitz MA, Burris HH. : Effect of a Nonoptimal Cervicovaginal Microbiota and Psychosocial Stress on Recurrent Spontaneous Preterm Birth. Am J Perinatol. Online ahead of print., Oct 2020.

McCoy JA, Elovitz MA, Alby K, Koelper NC, Nissim I, Levine LD: Association of Obesity With Maternal and Cord Blood Penicillin Levels in Women With Group B Streptococcus Colonization. Obstet Gynecol 134 (4): 756-764, Oct 2020.

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Last updated: 01/21/2021
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