Celeste P. Durnwald

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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director, High Risk OB Clinic, Dickens Center for Women’s Health, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Perinatal Diabetes Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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 Itmat Expertise

maternal metabolism; diabetes in pregnancy; obesity in pregnancy

Description of Research Expertise

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

Selected Publications

Ruhstaller K, Bastek J, Thomas A, Mcelrath T, Parry S, Durnwald C : The Effect of Early Excessive Weight Gain on the Development of Hypertension in Pregnancy. Am J Perinatology Aug 2016 [epub ahead of print]

Ruhstaller K, Elovitz MA, Stringer M, Epperson CN, Durnwald CP: Obesity and the association with maternal and mental health symptoms. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 13:1-15, Sept 2016.

Traylor J, Chandrasekaran S, Limaye M, Srinivas S, Durnwald C: Risk perception of future cardiovascular disease in women diagnosed with hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 29(13):2067-72, July 2016.

Huynh T, Ghaffari N, Bastek J, Durnwald C: Prenatal care in a specialized diabetes in pregnancy program improves compliance with postpartum testing in GDM women. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 29:1-5, June 2016.

Durnwald C: Gestational Diabetes: when to start treatment and what pharmacologic agent to use? Textbook of Diabetes and Pregnancy, 3rd Edition June 2016.

Ruhstaller K, Elovitz MA, Stringer M, Durnwald C: Does obesity affect maternal mental health during pregnancy? Poster presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Atlanta, GA. 2016.

Durnwald C, Kallen M, Kelly Allison, Wisch S, Elovitz MA, Parry S: A randomized clinical trial of an intensive behavior education program designed to improve glucose levels on the 2 hour oral glucose tolerance test in the postpartum period. Oral Presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Atlanta, GA. 2016.

Huynh T, Ghaffari N, Bastek J, Durnwald C: Prenatal Care in a Specialized Diabetes in Pregnancy Program Improves Compliance with Postpartum Testing. Poster presentation, The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, February. 2016.

Ruhstaller K, Elovitz MA, Stringer M, Durnwald C: Are negative emotions about body image and diet during pregnancy associated with weight gain? Poster presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Atlanta, GA. 2016.

Durnwald C.: Gestational diabetes: Linking epidemiology, excessive gestational weight gain, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and future metabolic syndrome. Semin Perinatol 39(4): 254-8, June 2015

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Last updated: 09/16/2016
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