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Harish M. Sehdev, MD

Harish M. Sehdev, MD Physician

Director, Prenatal Diagnosis Unit at Pennsylvania Hospital Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Sehdev is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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About Dr. Harish M. Sehdev

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal and Fetal Medicine, 2000
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1998

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal Obstetrical Screening
  • Abnormal Umbilical Artery Doppler
  • Abruptio Placentae
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Amniocentesis
  • Birth Defects and Disorders
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cervical Funneling
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Cervical Length Assessment
  • Cholestasis of Pregnancy
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling
  • Cystic Fibrosis Gene Carrier
  • Diabetic and Newly Pregnant
  • Fetal Abnormalities
  • Fetal Arrhythmia
  • Fetal Congenital Heart Disease
  • Fetal Echocardiograms
  • Fetal Growth Restriction
  • Fetal Infection
  • Fetal Isoimmunization
  • Fetal Pleural Effusions
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • HELLP Syndrome
  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • History of Preterm Birth
  • History of Severe Preeclampsia
  • HIV in Pregnancy
  • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction Fetus
  • Large for Gestational Age
  • Liver Disease in Pregnancy
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Maternal Anticoagulation
  • Maternal Cardiac Disease
  • Maternal Collagen Vascular Disorder
  • Maternal Fibroids
  • Maternal Hematologic Disorders
  • Maternal Hypertension
  • Maternal Infection
  • Maternal Lupus
  • Maternal Neurologic Disorders
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Maternal Renal Disease
  • Maternal Respiratory Disease
  • Maternal Seizures
  • Maternal Substance Abuse
  • Maternal Thrombophilia
  • Maternal Thyroid Disorders
  • Multidisciplinary Care for Complex Fetal Conditions
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Nuchal Translucency
  • Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound
  • Obstetrical Sonography
  • Oligohydramnios
  • Pelvic Malignancy During Pregnancy
  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling
  • Perinatal Depression
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Placenta Accreta
  • Placenta Disorders
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Premature Birth
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes
  • Previous Stillbirth
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Red Cell Alloimmunization
  • Renal Disease and Pregnancy
  • Rh Incompatibility
  • Severe Preeclampsia
  • Shortened Cervix
  • Teratogen Exposure
  • Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion
  • Twins
  • Twin-Twin Transfusion
  • Uterine Anomaly in Pregnancy
  • Vasa Previa
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Examiner-Oral Boards, National American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, National American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, National Co-pi NICHD Maternal Fetal Med Unit network grant, National Philadelphia Obstetrical Society, Local Philadelphia Perinatal Society, Local Provigil Nuvigil Pregnancy Registry Advisory Committee., Local Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sehdev is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Princeton HealthCare System: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Dugoff L, Berghella V, Sehdev H, Mackeen AD, Goetzl L, Ludmir J: Prevention of Preterm Birth with Pessary in Singletons (PoPPS): a randomized controlled trial. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 51 (5): 573-579,2018.

Dugoff L, Barberio A, Whittaker PG, Schwartz N, Sehdev HM, Bastek JA: Cell-free DNA fetal fraction and preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol 215(2):231.e1-7 : 2016.

Barberio A, Bastek J, Schwartz N, Mennuti M, Sehdev H, Dugoff L: Are elevated cell- free DNA levels observed with NIPT associated with preterm birth? Oral presentation, #17 35th Annual Meeting for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. San Diego, CA, : 2015.

Friedman AM, Schwartz N, Ludmir J, Parry S, Bastek JA, Sehdev HM: Can transabdominal ultrasound identify women at high risk for short cervical length. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 92(6):637-641 : 2013.

Srinivas SK, Jesus AO, Turzo E, Marchiano DA, Sehdev HM, Ludmir J: Patient satisfaction with the laborist model care in a large urban hospital. Patient Prefer Adherence 7:217-22 : 2013.

Franklin-Dumont T, Harvie H, Kole M, Hillman J, Kieserman-Shmokler C, Sehdev H, Ludmir J: Use of Bakri balloon for postpartum hemorrhage as a risk factor for postpartum endometritis and sepsis. #557 33rd Annual Meeting for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. San Francisco, CA, : 2013.

Friedman AM, Schwartz N, Parry S, Ludmir J, Sehdev H: Short Tran abdominal cervical length successfully predicts short transvaginal cervical length. Poster, Annual Meeting for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Dallas, TX : 2012.

Friedman A, Schwartz N, Parry S, Ludmir J, Sehdev H: Short transabdominal cervical length successfully predicts short transvaginal cervical length. #453 32nd Annual Meeting for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dallas, TX, : 2012.

Sehdev HM: Medical Complications of Pregnancy. NMS National Medical Series for Independent Study, 7th Edition 180-201 : 2012.

Hassan AA, Romero R, Vidyadhari D, Fusey S, Baxter J, Khandelwal M, Vijayaraghavan J, Trivedi Y, Soma-Pillay P, Sambarey P, Dayal A, Potapov V, O’Brien J, Astakhov V, Yuzko O, Kinzler W, Dattel B, Sehdev H, Mazheika L, Manchulenko D, Gervasi MT, Sullivan L, Conde-Agudelo A, Phillips J, Creasy GW, for the PREGNANT Trial:: Vaginal progesterone reduces the rate of preterm birth in women with a sonographic short cervix: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 38(1):18-31 : 2011.

Academic Contact Info

PENN Medicine Washington Square
Maternal Fetal Medicine
800 Walnut Street, 11th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-8795
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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