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

Departments & Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Clinicians; High-Risk Pregnancy Program; Maternal Special Care Unit; Prenatal Diagnostic Service

Office of Student Research

Yale Medical Group


Dr. Pettker graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University (1995) and subsequently worked teaching biology and American studies and coaching rowing 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

MD Columbia University (2000)
BA Princeton University, Architecture (1995)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia University)
Board Certification AB of Obstetrics & Gynecology (2010)
Board Certification AB of Obstetrics & Gynecology (2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • Nathan Kase Faculty Teaching AwardDept of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; Yale School of Medicine (2013)

  • CREOG National Faculty AwardAmerican College of Obstetrians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (2011)

  • Jose Asis Memorial Award for TeachingYale University Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences (2005)

  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching AwardNew York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University (2003)

  • Finalist, Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching AwardNew York-Presbyterian Hospital (2002)

  • Gate Pharmaceutical Prize for Excellence in Obstetrics and GynecologyColumbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2000)

Professional Service

  • Member Loss Prevention and Patient Safety Committee (MCIC Vermont, Inc.) (2013)

  • Editorial Board Member Contemporary Ob/Gyn (2015)

  • Information Technology Steering Committee Yale Medical Group (2008)

  • Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) Leadership Committee Yale-New Haven Hospital (2007)

  • OB Patient Safety Committee Yale-New Haven Hospital (2009)

  • Physician Champion EPIC EMR Integration (2010)

  • Epic Clinical Leadership Committee Yale Medical Group (2011)

  • Perioperative Patient Safety and Quality Committee Yale-New Haven Hospital (2010)

  • Epic Provider Advisory Group Yale-New Haven Health System (2010)

  • Birth Center Steering Committee Yale-New Haven Hospital (2009)

  • Medical Directors Leadership Council Yale-New Haven Hospital (2012)

  • Member OB Patient Safety Leadership Committee (MCIC Vermont, Inc.) (2007)

  • Member PROLOG: Obstetrics, 7th Edition Task Force (ACOG) (2010 - 2012)

  • Committee on Obstetrics Practice Committee on Obstetrics Practice, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (2012 - 2014)

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Contact Info

Christian M Pettker, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel Street

New Haven, CT 06511
Yale Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
125A Kings Highway North
Westport, CT 06880
747 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
Waterbury Hospital
64 Robbins Street

Waterbury, CT 06708
Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
365 Montauk Avenue

New London, CT 06320
Mailing Address
PO Box 208063
New Haven, CT 06520-8063

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