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Michal Elovitz, MD

Michal Elovitz, MD Physician

Director, Maternal and Child Health Research Program
Director, Prematurity Prevention Program
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Elovitz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Michal Elovitz

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal and Fetal Medicine, 2002
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2002

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amniocentesis
  • Antenatal Screening
  • Fetal Abnormalities
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Heart Diseases and Pregnancy
  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy - Hypertension
  • Pregnancy - Lung Disease
  • Pregnancy - Urinary Tract Disease
  • Renal Disease and Pregnancy

Description of Clinical Expertise

High-risk obstetrics; medical complications of pregnancy (maternal cardiac disease);

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
  • 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: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Chicago Medical Center

Memberships

Ad Hoc member, Perinatology and Neonatology Study Section, NIH, National Ad hoc member. FDA advisory committee, National American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, National Member, Precision Medicine Core Committee, University of Pennsylvania, Local Member, Preterm Research Priority Setting Group, collaborative group sponsored by GAPPS, Gates Foundation, and March of Dimes, National Member, Society for Gynecologic Investigation, National Member, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, National Standing Member, Gene Discovery and Translational Research Advisory Committee, March of Dimes, National Standing Member, Perinatalogy & Neonatalogy Study Section, National Institutes of Health, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Elovitz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • 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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

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

Selected Publications:

Levine LD, Sammel MD, Hirshberg A, Elovitz MA, Srinivas SK: Does stage of labor at time of cesarean affect risk of subsequent preterm birth? Am J Obstet Gynecol 212(3):360.e1-7 : 2015.

Bastek JA, Sammel MD, Jackson TD, Ryan ME, McShea MA, Elovitz MA: Environmental variables as potential modifiable risk factors of preterm birth in Philadelphia, PA Am J Obstet Gynecol 212(2):236.e1-10 : 2015.

Elovitz MA, Brown AF, Anton L, Gilstrap, M, Heiser L, Bastek J: Distinct cervical microRNA profiles are present in women destined to have a preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol 210(3):221.e1-11 : 2014.

Chandrasekaran S, Levine LD, Durnwald CP, Elovitz MA, Srinivas SK: Excessive Weight Gain and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in the Obese Patient. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 17:1-5 : 2014.

Anton L, Brown AG, Bartolomei MS, Elovitz MA: Differential methylation of genes associated with cell adhesion in preeclamptic placentas. PLoS One 9 (6): e100148,2014.

Bastek JA, Weber AL, McShea MA, Ryan ME, Elovitz MA: Prenatal Inflammation Is Associated With Adverse Neonatal Outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol 210(5):450.el-450 : 2014.

Leitner K, Al Shammary M, McLane M, Johnston MV, Elovitz MA, Burd I: IL-1 Receptor Blockade Prevents Fetal Cortical Brain Injury but Not Preterm Birth in a Mouse Model of Inflammation-Induced Preterm Birth and Perinatal Brain Injury. Am J Reprod Immunol 71(5):418-26 : 2014.

Levine LD, Bogner HR, Hirshberg A, Elovitz MA, Sammel MD, Srinvas SK: Term induction of labor and subsequent preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol 210 (4): 354. el-8,2014.

Brandt JS, Srinivas S, Elovitz MA, Bastek JA: Does a maternal-fetal medicine-centered labor and delivery coverage model put the 'M' back in MFM? Am J Obstet Gynecol 210(4):333.e1-7 : 2014.

Olarerin-George AO, Anton L, Hwang YC, Elovitz MA, Hogenesch JB: A functional genomics screen for microRNA regulators of NF-kappaB signaling. BMC Biol 11:19 : 2013.

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Academic Contact Info

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
Phone: (215) 573-0859
Fax: (215) 573-5408
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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