Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Penn Cardiovascular Institute Research Directory

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Michal A. Elovitz, M.D.

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
BA (History/Pre-med)
University of Texas at Austin, Texas (with honors), 1990.
MD (Medicine)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York, 1994.
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Description of CVI Expertise

CVI Program Unit(s):
Lipid / Atherosclerosis / CAD / ACS / Prevention

CVI Research Description:
We hypothesize that preeclampsia, a disease unique to pregnancy and characterized by hypertension, proteinuria and edema, is an early manifestation of cardiovascular disease. Our research focuses on the role of environmental and genetic factors, known to be risk factors or mechanistically involved in cardiovascular disease, in preeclampsia. We are specifically interested in elucidating the contribution of the components of metabolic syndrome to the pathogensis of preeclampsia.

Selected Publications

Levine L, Sammel MD, Hirshberg A, Srinivas S, Elovitz MA: Does stage of labor at time of cesarean affect risk of subsequent preterm birth? Am J Obstet Gynecol September 2014

Bastek JA, Sammel MD, Jackson TD, Ryan ME, McShea MA, Elovitz MA: Environmental variables as potential modifiable risk factors of preterm birth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Am J Obstet Gynecol August 2014

Elovitz MA, Brown AF, Anton L, Gilstrap, M, Heiser L, Bastek J.: Distinct cervical microRNA profiles are present in women destined to have a preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol 210(3): el-221, March 2014

Chandrasekaran S, Levine LD, Durnwald CP, Elovitz MA, Srinivas SK: Excessive Weight Gain and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in the Obese Patient. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 17:1-5, Jul 2014.

Anton L, Brown AG, Bartolomei MS, Elovitz MA.: Differential methylation of genes associated with cell adhesion in preeclamptic placentas. PLoS One 9(6): e100148, June 2014.

Bastek JA, Weber AL, McShea MA, Ryan ME, Elovitz MA. : Prenatal Inflammation Is Associated With Adverse Neonatal Outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol 210(5): 450.el-450, May 2014.

Leitner K, Al Shammary M, McLane M, Johnston MV, Elovitz MA, Burd I. : IL-1 Receptor Blockade Prevents Fetal Cortical Brain Injury but Not Preterm Birth in a Mouse Model of Inflammation-Induced Preterm Birth and Perinatal Brain Injury. Am J Reprod Immunol 71(5): 418-26, May 2014.

Levine LD, Bogner HR, Hirshberg A, Elovitz MA, Sammel MD, Srinvas SK.: Term induction of labor and subsequent preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol 210(4): 354. el-8, April 2014.

Brandt JS, Srinivas S, Elovitz MA, Bastek JA: Does a maternal-fetal medicine-centered labor and delivery coverage model put the 'M' back in MFM? Am J Obstet Gynecol Page: [Epub ahead of print] Feb 2014.

Olarerin-George AO, Anton L, Hwang YC, Elovitz MA, Hogenesch JB: A functional genomics screen for microRNA regulators of NF-kappaB signaling. BMC Biol 11:19, Feb 2013

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Last updated: 03/09/2015
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