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Sarah Catherine Ellestad, MD

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Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: DUMC 3967, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-5220
Email: sarah.ellestad@duke.edu

The focus of my career has centered on prenatal diagnosis, ultrasound imaging and ultrasound guided procedures.  As an active member of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine I participate in clinical research efforts through recruitment of patients to trials within the division and in coordination with the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Education and Training

  • Residency, Ob/Gyn, Tufts University, 1999 - 2003
  • Clinical Associate, Ob/Gyn, Tufts University, 1999 - 2003
  • M.D., SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1999

Selected Grants and Awards

Publications

Khan, TN, Khan, K, Sadeghpour, A, Reynolds, H, Perilla, Y, McDonald, MT, Gallentine, WB, Baig, SM, Davis, EE, Katsanis, N, Allori, A, Angrist, M, Ashley, P, Bidegain, M, Boyd, B, Chambers, E, Cope, H, Cotten, CM, Curington, T, Ellestad, S, Fisher, K, French, A, Gallentine, W, Goldberg, R, Hill, K, Kansagra, S, Katsanis, S, Kurtzberg, J, Marcus, J, McDonald, M, Mikati, M, Miller, S, Murtha, A, Pizoli, C, Purves, T, Ross, S, Smith, E, and Wiener, J. "Mutations in NCAPG2 Cause a Severe Neurodevelopmental Syndrome that Expands the Phenotypic Spectrum of Condensinopathies." The American Journal of Human Genetics 104, no. 1 (January 2019): 94-111.

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Long, W, Hyun, D, Choudhury, KR, Bradway, D, McNally, P, Boyd, B, Ellestad, S, and Trahey, GE. "Clinical Utility of Fetal Short-Lag Spatial Coherence Imaging." Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology 44, no. 4 (April 2018): 794-806.

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Long, W, Hyun, D, Choudhury, K, Bradway, D, McNally, P, Ellestad, S, and Trahey, G. "Translation of fetal short-lag spatial coherence (SLSC) imaging into clinical practice: A pilot study." 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS). September 6, 2017 - September 9, 2017.: IEEE, September 2017.

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Lee, PS, Kempner, S, Miller, M, Dominguez, J, Grotegut, C, Ehrisman, J, Previs, R, Havrilesky, LJ, Broadwater, G, Ellestad, SC, and Secord, AA. "Multidisciplinary approach to manage antenatally suspected placenta percreta: updated algorithm and patient outcomes." Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice 4 (January 2017): 11-null.

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Kakkad, V, Dahl, J, Ellestad, S, and Trahey, G. "In Vivo Application of Short-Lag Spatial Coherence and Harmonic Spatial Coherence Imaging in Fetal Ultrasound." Ultrasonic Imaging 37, no. 2 (April 2015): 101-116.

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Kakkad, V, Dahl, J, Ellestad, S, and Trahey, G. "In vivo application of short-lag spatial coherence and harmonic spatial coherence imaging in fetal ultrasound." Ultrasonic Imaging 37, no. 2 (April 2015): 101-116.

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Cowchock, FS, Ellestad, SE, Meador, KG, Koenig, HG, Hooten, EG, and Swamy, GK. "Religiosity is an important part of coping with grief in pregnancy after a traumatic second trimester loss." Journal of Religion and Health 50, no. 4 (December 2011): 901-910.

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Lee, PS, Bakelaar, R, Fitpatrick, CB, Ellestad, SC, Havrilesky, LJ, and Alvarez Secord, A. "Medical and surgical treatment of placenta percreta to optimize bladder preservation." Obstet Gynecol 112, no. 2 Pt 2 (August 2008): 421-424.

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Cragun, JM, Ellestad, SC, and Panni, MK. "Amniotic fluid embolism presenting after uterine manipulation under general anesthesia: a case with a positive outcome." Resuscitation 77, no. 1 (April 2008): 145-146. (Letter)

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Ellestad, SC, Swamy, GK, Sinclair, T, James, AH, Heine, RP, and Murtha, AP. "Preterm premature rupture of membrane management--inpatient versus outpatient: a retrospective review." American Journal of Perinatology 25, no. 1 (January 2008): 69-73.

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