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Heidi Kay Leftwich DO

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentObstetrics and Gynecology
AddressUMass Memorial Medical Center
119 Belmont Street, JB2-016
Worcester MA 01605
Phone508-334-9189
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentObstetrics and Gynecology
    DivisionMaternal-Fetal Medicine

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMasters in Clinical Investigation

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentPopulation Health Sciences


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    Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, United StatesBSBiology & Chemistry
    Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, United StatesDO
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    2018American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists CREOG National Faculty Award, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

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    1. Robertson K, Reimold K, Moormann AM, Binder R, Matteson KA, Leftwich HK. Investigating demographic differences in patients' decisions to consent to COVID-19 research. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2023 Dec; 36(1):2148097. PMID: 36597819.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    2. Wilkie GL, Delpapa E, Leftwich HK. Intrapartum continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion vs intravenous insulin infusion among pregnant individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 12; 229(6):680.e1-680.e8. PMID: 37429432.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Leftwich HK, Vargas-Robles D, Rojas-Correa M, Yap YR, Bhattarai S, Ward DV, Fujimori G, Forconi CS, Yeboah T, Carter A, Kastrinakis A, Asirwatham AM, Bucci V, Moormann AM, Maldonado-Contreras A. The microbiota of pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 and their infants. Microbiome. 2023 06 26; 11(1):141. PMID: 37365606.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    4. Wilkie G, Melnik V, Brainard L, Antonioli S, Baltich Nelson B, Leung K, Leftwich H. Continuous glucose monitor use in type 2 diabetes mellitus in pregnancy and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2023 07; 5(7):100969. PMID: 37061044.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Wilkie GL, Leftwich HK, Delpapa E, Moore Simas TA, Nunes AP. Trends in Screening for Diabetes in Early Pregnancy in the United States. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2023 04; 32(4):416-422. PMID: 36795976.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Wilkie GL, Delpapa E, Leftwich HK. Screening test characteristics and comparison of diabetes outcomes among pregnant patients with prediabetes. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2022 Nov; 42(8):3498-3502. PMID: 36448554.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Schoen CN, Morgan E, Leftwich HK, Rogers C, Soorneedi A, Suther C, Moore MD. Failure to Detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the Air During Active Labor in Mothers Who Recently Tested Positive. Front Public Health. 2022; 10:881613. PMID: 35570919.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    8. Kloppenburg JE, Nunes AP, Jesdale WM, Leftwich HK. Prevalence and outcomes of hypertension in pregnancy in non-metropolitan and metropolitan communities. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Dec; 35(25):9489-9495. PMID: 35227142.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Ortega MV, Kim Y, Leung K, Weinstein M, Leftwich HK. Can sonographic fetal head circumference measurement help predict obstetric anal sphincter injury? Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2022 Oct; 159(1):279-283. PMID: 35044693.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Wilkie G, Orr L, Leung K, Leftwich H. Comparison of intrapartum glycemic management strategies in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes mellitus. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Dec; 35(25):8756-8760. PMID: 34871147.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Wilkie G, Delpapa E, Leftwich H. Early Diagnosis of Prediabetes among Pregnant Women that Develop Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Its Influence on Perinatal Outcomes. Am J Perinatol. 2024 Feb; 41(3):343-348. PMID: 34710943.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Wilkie GL, Qureshi WT, O'Day KW, Aurigemma GP, Goldberg RJ, Amjad W, Alqalyoobi S, Kakouros N, Lauring JR, Leftwich HK, Harrington CM. Cardiac and Obstetric Outcomes Associated With Mitral Valve Prolapse. Am J Cardiol. 2022 01 01; 162:150-155. PMID: 34689956.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Narayanaswamy V, Pentecost B, Alfandari D, Chin E, Minor K, Kastrinakis A, Lieberman T, Arcaro KF, Leftwich H. Humoral and Cell-Mediated Immune Response in Colostrum from Women Diagnosed Positive for SARS-CoV-2. Breastfeed Med. 2021 12; 16(12):987-994. PMID: 34382820.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Wilkie G, Leftwich HK. Optimizing Care Preconception for Women With Diabetes and Obesity. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2021 03 01; 64(1):226-233. PMID: 33337741.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Ralph JA, Leftwich HK, Leung K, Zaki MN, Della Torre M, Hibbard JU. Morbidity associated with the use of Foley balloon for cervical ripening in women with prior cesarean delivery. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Oct; 35(20):3937-3942. PMID: 33172318.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Weatherborn M, McGuinness B, Ogamba MI, Leung K, Leftwich HK. Optimal timing of the second trimester fetal ultrasound in the obese gravida. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Jul; 35(14):2703-2707. PMID: 32715824.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Minor K, Leftwich H. Enoxaparin Effect on Pregnancy Outcomes in a Patient with Elevated Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2020; 2020:7860324. PMID: 32231825.
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    18. Leftwich HK, Stetson B, Sabol B, Leung K, Hibbard J, Wilkins I. Growth restriction: identifying fetuses at risk. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018 Aug; 31(15):1962-1966. PMID: 28514879.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Stetson B, Leftwich H. In Reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 02; 129(2):391. PMID: 28121825.
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    20. Leftwich HK, Alves MV. Adolescent Pregnancy. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2017 04; 64(2):381-388. PMID: 28292453.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Leftwich HK, Gao W, Hibbard JU. Do Different Modes of Labor Induction Affect the Overall Success and Risk of Trial of Labor After Cesarean Section? J Reprod Med. 2017 Jan-Feb; 62(1-2):9-14. PMID: 29999274.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Stetson B, Hibbard JU, Wilkins I, Leftwich H. Outcomes With Cerclage Alone Compared With Cerclage Plus 17a-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 11; 128(5):983-988. PMID: 27741201.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Leftwich HK, Gao W, Wilkins I. Does increase in birth weight change the normal labor curve? Am J Perinatol. 2015 Jan; 32(1):87-92. PMID: 24839146.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Leftwich HK, Zaki MN, Wilkins I, Hibbard JU. Labor patterns in twin gestations. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep; 209(3):254.e1-5. PMID: 23871795.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Shamshirsaz AA, Ravangard SF, Egan JF, Prabulos AM, Shamshirsaz AA, Ferrer FA, Makari JH, Leftwich HK, Herbst KW, Billstrom RA, Sadowski A, Gurram P, Campbell WA. Fetal hydronephrosis as a predictor of neonatal urologic outcomes. J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Jun; 31(6):947-54. PMID: 22644692.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Leftwich H, Fang YM, Borgida A, Crombleholme W. Primary sclerosing cholangitis in pregnancy refractory to ursodeoxycholic acid treatment: a case report. J Reprod Med. 2010 Nov-Dec; 55(11-12):517-9. PMID: 21291041.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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