Christina Paidas Teefey, MD

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Christina Paidas Teefey, MD, is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy, Psychosocial impact of fetal therapy and peripartum mood disorders
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals (800-IN UTERO): 800-468-8376

Background

Dr. Paidas is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at the Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (CFDT) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her research interests include the psychosocial impact of fetal therapy and peripartum mood disorders, as well as maternal obesity, induction of labor and preeclampsia. Dr. Paidas completed her medical degree and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, in Tampa, Fla. She subsequently completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL

Residency

Obstetrics and Gynecology - University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL

Fellowship

Maternal Fetal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Maternal-Fetal Medicine – American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology – American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Graduate Degree

MS - University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL

Titles and Academic Titles

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology in Surgery

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Psychosocial impact of fetal therapy and peripartum mood disorders

Maternal obesity, induction of labor and preeclampsia

Publications

Papers

2020

Teefey CP, Soni S, Khalek N. Maternal Fetal Surgery: Intervention and Management. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jun;63(2):455-467. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000534. PMID: 32265364.

Teefey CP, Hertzog J, Morris ED, Moldenhauer JS, Cole JCM. The impact of our images: psychological implications in expectant parents after a prenatal diagnosis. Pediatr Radiol. 2020 Dec;50(13):2028-2033. doi: 10.1007/s00247-020-04765-3. Epub 2020 Nov 30. PMID: 33252767.

2018

Teefey CP, Durnwald CP, Srinivas SK, Levine LD. Adverse maternal outcomes differ between obese and nonobese women with severe preeclampsia. Am J Perinatol. 2018 Jul 6. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1661403.

2017

Christina Paidas Teefey and Celeste P. Durnwald. Strategies to reduce disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality: The role of obesity and metabolic disease. Semin Perinatol. 2017 Aug;41(5):287-292. doi: 10.1053/j.semperi.2017.04.005. Epub 2017 Jul 11.

Posters and Presentations

2017

Christina P. Teefey, Celeste P. Durnwald, Sindhu K. Srinivas, Lisa Levine. Adverse maternal outcomes in obese women with severe preeclampsia. Poster Presentation, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, San Diego, CA. May 2017.

Christina P. Teefey, Katheryne L. Downes, Celeste P. Durnwald, Sindhu K. Srinivas, Lisa D. Levine. Risk of cesarean delivery for obese women undergoing induction with an unfavorable cervix. Poster Presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Las Vegas, NV. January 2017. 

Awards and Honors

2015, Excellence in Laparoscopic Surgery Award
2015, Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Teaching Award
2014, ACOG District XII, Resident Research Presentation Award (Second Place)
2014, USF Department of OBGYN Research Day Award (First Place)
2014, SMFM Resident Award for Excellence in Obstetrics

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine