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
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
MD - University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
Obstetrics and Gynecology - University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
Maternal Fetal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Maternal-Fetal Medicine – American Board of Obstetrics and GynecologyObstetrics and Gynecology – American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
Psychosocial impact of fetal therapy and peripartum mood disorders
Maternal obesity, induction of labor and preeclampsia
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.
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.
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
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
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