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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

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


Cragun, JM, Ellestad, SC, and Panni, MK. "Amniotic fluid embolism under general anesthesia: A positive outcome." May 2007.


Ellestad, SC, Wells, SR, and Kuller, JA. "First trimester screening." Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 60, no. 1 (January 2005): 58-62. (Review)

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Ellestad, SC, Shelton, S, and James, AH. "Prenatal diagnosis of a trauma-related fetal epidural hematoma." Obstet Gynecol 104, no. 6 (December 2004): 1298-1300.

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