Usha Chitkara

Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emerita

Professional Education

Fellowship: Mt Sinai School of Medicine (1981) NY

Residency: New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center (1974) NY

Internship: Medical College Amritsar (1965) India

Internship: Postgraduate Institute (1966)

Board Certification: Maternal and Fetal Medicine, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1984)

Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1976)

Analysis of the Size Distributions of Fetal and Maternal Cell-Free DNA by Paired-End Sequencing
Fan, H. C., Blumenfeld, Y. J., Chitkara, U., Hudgins, L., & Quake, S. R. (2010). Analysis of the Size Distributions of Fetal and Maternal Cell-Free DNA by Paired-End Sequencing. CLINICAL CHEMISTRY, 56(8), 1279-1286.

Maintenance Nifedipine Tocolysis Compared With Placebo A Randomized Controlled Trial
Lyell, D. J., Pullen, K. M., Mannan, J., Chitkara, U., Druzin, M. L., & El-Sayed, Y. Y. (2008). Maintenance Nifedipine Tocolysis Compared With Placebo A Randomized Controlled Trial. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 112(6), 1221-1226.

Noninvasive diagnosis of fetal aneuploidy by shotgun sequencing DNA from maternal blood
Fan, H. C., Blumenfeld, Y. J., Chitkara, U., Hudgins, L., & Quake, S. R. (2008). Noninvasive diagnosis of fetal aneuploidy by shotgun sequencing DNA from maternal blood. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 105(42), 16266-16271.

Prenatal diagnosis of placenta accreta - Sonography or magnetic resonance imaging?
Dwyer, B. K., Belogolovkin, V., Tran, L., Rao, A., Carroll, I., & Chitkara, U. (2008). Prenatal diagnosis of placenta accreta - Sonography or magnetic resonance imaging?. JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, 27(9), 1275-1281.

Magnesium sulfate compared with nifedipine for acute tocolysis of preterm labor - A randomized controlled trial
Lyell, D. J., Pullen, K., Campbell, L., Ching, S., Druzin, M. L., & El-Sayed, Y. Y. (2007). Magnesium sulfate compared with nifedipine for acute tocolysis of preterm labor - A randomized controlled trial. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 110(1), 61-67.

Subclavian vein thrombosis following IVF and ovarian hyperstimulation: a case report
Rao, A. K., Chitkara, U., & Milki, A. A. (2005). Subclavian vein thrombosis following IVF and ovarian hyperstimulation: a case report. HUMAN REPRODUCTION, 20(12), 3307-3312.

A randomized trial of amnioreduction versus septostomy in the treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome
Moise, K. J., Dorman, K., Lamvu, G., Saade, G. R., Fisk, N. M., & Skupski, D. E. (2005). A randomized trial of amnioreduction versus septostomy in the treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 193(3), 701-707.

Detection of sonographic markers of fetal aneuploidy depends on maternal and fetal characteristics
Taslimi, M. M., Acosta, R., Chueh, J., Hudgins, L., Hunter, K., & Chitkara, U. (2005). Detection of sonographic markers of fetal aneuploidy depends on maternal and fetal characteristics. JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, 24(6), 811-815.

Randomized comparison of intravenous nitroglycerin and subcutaneous terbutaline for external cephalic version under tocolysis
El-Sayed, Y. Y., Pullen, K., Riley, E. T., Lyell, D., Druzin, M. L., & Chitkara, U. (2004). Randomized comparison of intravenous nitroglycerin and subcutaneous terbutaline for external cephalic version under tocolysis. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 191(6), 2051-2055.

Fetal renal growth as assessed through renal parenchymal area derived from prenatal and perinatal ultrasonography
Kennedy, W. A., Chitkara, U., Abidari, J. M., & Shortliffe, L. Md. (2003). Fetal renal growth as assessed through renal parenchymal area derived from prenatal and perinatal ultrasonography. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 169(1), 298-302.

Central nervous system lupus and pregnancy: 11-year experience at a single center.
El-Sayed, Y. Y., Lu, E. J., Genovese, M. C., Lambert, R. E., Chitkara, U., & Druzin, M. L. (2002). Central nervous system lupus and pregnancy: 11-year experience at a single center. journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine , 12(2), 99-103.

Pregnancy complicated by severe osteogenesis imperfecta: A report of two cases
Vogel, T. M., Ratner, E. F., Thomas, R. C., & Chitkara, U. (2002). Pregnancy complicated by severe osteogenesis imperfecta: A report of two cases. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 94(5), 1315-1317.

Fetal ear length measurement: a useful predictor of aneuploidy?
Chitkara, U., Lee, L., Oehlert, J. W., Bloch, D. A., Holbrook, R. H., & Druzin, M. L. (2002). Fetal ear length measurement: a useful predictor of aneuploidy?. ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, 19(2), 131-135.

Concurrent IVF and spontaneous conception resulting in a quadruplet pregnancy
Milki, A. A., Hinckley, M. D., GRUMET, F. C., & Chitkara, U. (2001). Concurrent IVF and spontaneous conception resulting in a quadruplet pregnancy. HUMAN REPRODUCTION, 16(11), 2324-2326.

Decreased amniotic fluid index in low-risk pregnancy
Kreiser, D., El-Sayed, Y. Y., Sorem, K. A., Chitkara, U., Holbrook, R. H., & Druzin, M. L. (2001). Decreased amniotic fluid index in low-risk pregnancy. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE, 46(8), 743-746.

Ultrasonographic ear length measurement in normal second-and third-trimester fetuses
Chitkara, U., Lee, L., El-Sayed, Y. Y., Holbrook, R. H., Bloch, D. K., & Druzin, M. L. (2000). Ultrasonographic ear length measurement in normal second-and third-trimester fetuses. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 183(1), 230-234.

Pelvic arterial embolization for control of obstetric hemorrhage: A five-year experience
Hansch, E., Chitkara, U., McAlpine, J., El-Sayed, Y., Dake, M. D., & Razavi, M. K. (1999). Pelvic arterial embolization for control of obstetric hemorrhage: A five-year experience. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 180(6), 1454-1460.

Randomized comparison of intravenous nitroglycerin and magnesium sulfate for treatment of preterm labor
El-Sayed, Y. Y., Riley, E. T., Holbrook, R. H., Cohen, S. E., Chitkara, U., & Druzin, M. L. (1999). Randomized comparison of intravenous nitroglycerin and magnesium sulfate for treatment of preterm labor. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 93(1), 79-83.

Diltiazem for maintenance tocolysis of preterm labor: comparison to nifedipine in a randomized trial.
El-Sayed, Y. Y., Holbrook, R. H., Gibson, R., Chitkara, U., Druzin, M. L., & Baba, D. (1998). Diltiazem for maintenance tocolysis of preterm labor: comparison to nifedipine in a randomized trial. The Journal of maternal-fetal medicine, 7(5), 217-221.

Medical management of interstitial ectopic pregnancy: a case report and literature review
Fisch, J. D., Ortiz, B. H., Tazuke, S. I., Chitkara, U., & Giudice, L. C. (1998). Medical management of interstitial ectopic pregnancy: a case report and literature review. HUMAN REPRODUCTION, 13(7), 1981-1986.

Gestational age-dependent expression of insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) phosphoisoforms in human extraembryonic cavities, maternal serum, and decidua suggests decidua as the primary source of IGFBP-1 in these fluids during early pregnancy
Martina, N. A., Kim, E., Chitkara, U., Wathen, N. C., Chard, T., & Giudice, L. C. (1997). Gestational age-dependent expression of insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) phosphoisoforms in human extraembryonic cavities, maternal serum, and decidua suggests decidua as the primary source of IGFBP-1 in these fluids during early pregnancy. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, 82(6), 1894-1898.

The OOPS procedure (operation on placental support): In utero airway management of the fetus with prenatally diagnosed tracheal obstruction
Skarsgard, E. D., Chitkara, U., Krane, E. J., Riley, E. T., Halamek, L. P., & Dedo, H. H. (1996). The OOPS procedure (operation on placental support): In utero airway management of the fetus with prenatally diagnosed tracheal obstruction. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, 31(6), 826-828.

MATERNAL RENAL-ARTERY DOPPLER VELOCIMETRY IN NORMOTENSIVE PREGNANCIES AND PREGNANCIES COMPLICATED BY HYPERTENSIVE DISORDERS
Levine, A. B., Lockwood, C. J., Chitkara, U., & Berkowitz, R. L. (1992). MATERNAL RENAL-ARTERY DOPPLER VELOCIMETRY IN NORMOTENSIVE PREGNANCIES AND PREGNANCIES COMPLICATED BY HYPERTENSIVE DISORDERS. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 79(2), 264-267.

Antenatal treatment of alloimmune thrombocytopenia
Chitkara U, Lynch L, Bussel JB, McFarland JG, & Berkowitz RL. (1992). Antenatal treatment of alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Obstet Gynecol.

EVALUATION OF EARLY 3RD-TRIMESTER ULTRASOUND SCREENING FOR INTRAUTERINE GROWTH-RETARDATION
Skovron, M. L., Berkowitz, G. S., Lapinski, R. H., Kim, J. M., & Chitkara, U. (1991). EVALUATION OF EARLY 3RD-TRIMESTER ULTRASOUND SCREENING FOR INTRAUTERINE GROWTH-RETARDATION. JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, 10(3), 153-159.

INTRAUTERINE INTRAVASCULAR TRANSFUSION FOR SEVERE ERYTHROBLASTOSIS-FETALIS - HOW MUCH TO TRANSFUSE
PLECAS, D. V., Chitkara, U., Berkowitz, G. S., Lapinski, R. H., Alvarez, M., & Berkowitz, R. L. (1990). INTRAUTERINE INTRAVASCULAR TRANSFUSION FOR SEVERE ERYTHROBLASTOSIS-FETALIS - HOW MUCH TO TRANSFUSE. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 75(6), 965-969.

1ST-TRIMESTER TRANSABDOMINAL MULTIFETAL PREGNANCY REDUCTION - A REPORT OF 85 CASES
Lynch, L., Berkowitz, R. L., Chitkara, U., & Alvarez, M. (1990). 1ST-TRIMESTER TRANSABDOMINAL MULTIFETAL PREGNANCY REDUCTION - A REPORT OF 85 CASES. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 75(5), 735-738.

High dose intravenous gamma globulin: Does it have a role in the treatment of severe erythroblastosis fetails?
Chitkara U, Bussel J, Alvarez M, Lynch L, Meisel RL, & Berkowitz RL. (1990). High dose intravenous gamma globulin: Does it have a role in the treatment of severe erythroblastosis fetails?. Obstet Gynecol.