Christian Pettker, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Associate Chief Quality Officer, Yale Medicine; Chief of Obstetrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Research Departments & Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis Program

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

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

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

See list of PubMed publications

Edit this profile

Contact Info

Christian Pettker, MD
Mailing Address
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive SciencesPO Box 208063
New Haven, CT 06520-8063