Christian M Pettker MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Medical Director, Labor & Birth Unit and Maternal Special Care Unit, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Chief of Obstetrics, Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital

Biographical Info

Dr. Pettker graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University (1995) and subsequently gained experience in teaching at Eton College in England under an Annenberg Fellowship. He received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2000) and completed his Ob/Gyn residency at New York–Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia University) (2004). Following this, he joined Yale as a fellow in Maternal–Fetal Medicine (2007) and is now on the faculty as an Associate Professor. Dr. Pettker's special areas of interest are labor and delivery and healthcare quality and safety. He lives in New Haven with his wife, Hope Metcalf, who works and teaches at the Yale Law School.

Education & Training

Princeton University (1995)
Columbia University (2000)
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia University), Obstetrics/Gynecology (2000 - 2004)
Yale University School of Medicine, Maternal Fetal Medicine (2004 - 2007)
Board Certification
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Board Certified  (2010)
Board Certification
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Board Certified  (2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • CREOG National Faculty Award
    American College of Obstetrians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (2011)
  • Nathan Kase Faculty Teaching Award
    Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; Yale School of Medicine (2013)
  • Jose Asis Memorial Award for Teaching
    Yale University Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences (2005)
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
    New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University (2003)
  • Finalist, Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
    New York-Presbyterian Hospital (2002)
  • Gate Pharmaceutical Prize for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2000)

Professional Service

  • Member, OB Patient Safety Leadership Committee (MCIC Vermont, Inc.) (9/1/2007)
  • Member, PROLOG: Obstetrics, 7th Edition Task Force (ACOG) (11/1/2010 - 1/1/2012)
  • Member, Committee on Obstetrics Practice, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (05/01/2012 - 04/30/2014)
  • Editorial Board Member, Contemporary Ob/Gyn (01/01/2015)
  • Member, Loss Prevention and Patient Safety Committee (MCIC Vermont, Inc.) (01/01/2013)

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