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Celeste P. Durnwald, MD

Celeste P. Durnwald, MD Physician

Director, Perinatal Diabetes Program
Medical Director, High Risk OB Clinic, Dickens Center for Women's Health
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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Dr. Durnwald is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal and Fetal Medicine, 2007
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal and Cervical Cerclage
  • Amniocentesis
  • Antenatal Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Pregnancy
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Comprehensive Obstetrical Care
  • Connective Tissue Disease and Pregnancy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetic Nephropathy and Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy and Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Heart Diseases and Pregnancy
  • Hypertension and Pregnancy
  • Lung Disease and Pregnancy
  • Lupus and Pregnancy
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy and Sickle Cell
  • Prenatal Birth Defects
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prenatal Congenital Heart Disease
  • Prenatal Genetics
  • Renal Disease and Pregnancy
  • Thyroid Disease and Pregnancy
  • Urinary Tract Infection and Pregnancy

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Northeastern Ohio University - College of Medicine
Residency: Summa Health System Hospital
Fellowship: MetroHealth Medical Center

Memberships

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, National American Diabetes Association, National Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Durnwald is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 2016.

Durnwald C: Gestational Diabetes: when to start treatment and what pharmacologic agent to use? Textbook of Diabetes and Pregnancy, 3rd Edition : 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): 254-8,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street, 2000 Courtyard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)