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
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

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
Graduate Group Affiliations
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.
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Description of Research Expertise

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

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Elovitz is working on preterm birth and preeclampsia, and therapeutic interventions to prevent adverse outcomes from preterm birth.

Selected Publications

Liang G, Zhao C, Zhang H, et al.: The stepwise assembly of the neonatal virome is modulated by breastfeeding Nature 581(7809)470-474, May 2020.

Bittinger K, Zhao C, Li C, Ford E, Friedman E, Ni J, Kulkarni C, Cai J, Tian Y, Liu Q, Patterson A, Sarker D, Chan S, Maranas C, Saha-Shah A, Lund P, Garcia B, Mattei L, Gerber J,, Elovitz MA, Kelly A, DeRusso P, Kim D, Hofstaedter C, Goulian M, Li H, Bushman F, Zemel B, Wu G: Bacterial colonization reprograms the neonatal gut metabolome. Nature Microbiology [Epub ahead of print], April 2020.

Dude CM, Saylany A, Brown A, Elovitz M, Anton L.: Microbial supernatants from Mobiluncus mulieris, a bacteria strongly associated with spontaneous preterm birth, disrupts the cervical epithelial barrier through inflammatory and miRNA mediated mechanisms. Anaerobe 61:102127, Feb 2020.

Lopes Perdigao J, Lewey J, Hirshberg A, Srinivas SK, Levine L, Elovitz MA : Furosemide for Accelerated Recovery of Blood Pressure Postpartum: a randomized placebo controlled trial (FoR BP). Oral presentation-late breaking, 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Grapevine, TX Feb 2020.

Gerson KD, Burris HH, McCarthy C, Sammel MD, Elovitz MA.: Impact of high-risk cervicovaginal microbial communities and perceived stress on recurrent spontaneous preterm birth. oral presentation at the 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. February 7, 2020, Grapevine, TX. Oral presentation, 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Grapevine, TX Feb 2020.

Elshenawy S, Pinney S, Stuart T, Doulias PT, Zura G, Parry S, Elovitz MA, Bennett M, Bansal A, Strauss J, Ischiropoulos H, Simmons R.: The Metabolomic Signature of the Placenta in Spontaneous Preterm Birth Int J Mol Sci 4;21(3), Feb 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.

Rovit E, Ledyard R, Elovitz MA, Burris H: Adverse Effects of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylene Air Toxics on Preterm Birth. Poster presentation, 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Grapevine, TX Feb 2020.

Burris H, Clougherty J, Melly S, Elovitz MA: Neighborhood violent crime is associated with high perceived stress in pregnancy. Poster presentation, 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Grapevine, TX Feb 2020.

Gerson K, Burris H, McCarthy C, Sammel M, Elovitz MA: High-risk cervicovaginal microbial communities and preterm birth: a multinomial model Poster presentation, 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Grapevine, TX Feb 2020.

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Last updated: 07/13/2020
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