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

Research Interests

Cesarean Section; Labor, Obstetric; Labor, Induced; Obstetrics; Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care); Quality Assurance, Health Care; Epidemiologic Research Design; Evidence-Based Medicine; Delivery, Obstetric

Public Health Interests

Health Care Quality; Quality of care

Research Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Prenatal Diagnostic Service

Research Summary

Dr. Pettker’s research interests relate to clinical and outcomes–based research, particularly in labor and delivery. With Dr. Edmund Funai, he has worked on developing and studying the comprehensive patient safety program at Yale, which has demonstrated significant improvements in obstetrical adverse outcome rates. His work continues to focus on patient safety efforts as well as risk/adverse outcome perception in obstetrics.

Extensive Research Description

Perinatal outcomes in HIV

Shoulder dystocia documentation and outcomes

Impact of patient safety on medical liability claims and payments

Maternal early warning systems

Ultrasound at periviability

Selected Publications

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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

Curriculum Vitae