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
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine NICU fellowship rotation
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

Ghaffari N, Durnwald C: Type 1 Diabetes: Pregnancy. Diabetes and Nutrition, 1st edition, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics guide to Pregnancy, Chicago, IL, 2017 in press.

Durnwald C: Type 2 Diabetes: Pregnancy. Diabetes and Nutrition, 1st edition, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics guide to Pregnancy, Chicago, IL, 2017 in press.

Durnwald C: Type 2 Diabetes: Preconception. Diabetes and Nutrition, 1st edition, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics guide to Pregnancy, Chicago, IL, 2017 in press.

Ghaffari N, Durnwald C: Type 1 Diabetes: Preconception Diabetes and Nutrition, 1st edition, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics guide to Pregnancy, Chicago, IL, 2017 in press.

Durnwald C: Gestational Diabetes: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Complications. Diabetes and Nutrition, 1st edition, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics guide to Pregnancy, Chicago, IL, 2017 in press.

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 30(9):1075-79, May 2017.

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 10:1-5, Apr 2017.

Ghartey J, Ghaffari N, Levine LD, Schwartz N, Durnwald CP: Implementation of a universal cervical length screening program: Identifying factors associated with decline rates. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 10:1-4, Apr 2017.

Ruhstaller K, Downes K, Chandrasekaran S, Elovitz MA, Srinivas S, Durnwald C: PROphylactic wound VACuum therapy after cesarean section to prevent wound complications in the obese population: a randomized controlled trial (The ProVac Study) Oral presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, January 2017.

Teefey C, Downes K, Durnwald C, Srinivas S, Levine L: Risk of cesarean delivery for obese women undergoing induction with an unfavorable cervix. Poster presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, January 2017.

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Last updated: 07/07/2017
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