Christian M Pettker, MD

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

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

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 and quality improvement in obstetrics.

Extensive Research Description

Shoulder dystocia documentation and outcomes

Impact of patient safety on medical liability claims and payment

Maternal early warning systems

Ultrasound at periviability

Surgical site infection reduction

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

Christian M Pettker, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Maternal-Fetal Medicine at St. Raphael's CampusYale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Maternal - Fetal Medicine Center at Westport125A Kings Highway North
Westport, CT 06880
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Yale Maternal - Fetal Medicine Center at Belden Avenue, Norwalk747 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
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Yale Maternal - Fetal Medicine at Waterbury HospitalWaterbury Hospital
64 Robbins Street

Waterbury, CT 06708
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Yale Maternal-Fetal Medicine CenterLawrence & Memorial Hospital
365 Montauk Avenue

New London, CT 06320
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Mailing Address
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive SciencesPO Box 208063
New Haven, CT 06520-8063

Curriculum Vitae