Calvin J. Hobel, MD

Helping Hand of Los Angeles - The Miriam Jacobs Chair in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Calvin J. Hobel, MD

Helping Hand of Los Angeles - The Miriam Jacobs Chair in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

  • OB/GYN-Maternal Fetal Medicine

The current research of Calvin J. Hobel, MD, focuses on the role of maternal behaviors, the environment and the genetic risk of both preterm birth and poor fetal growth. The research laboratory is studying the role of stress hormones on the risk of preterm birth and the search for resilience factors that may decrease the risk of preterm birth. Most recently, the research group is assessing Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and its role in infection as a cause of preterm birth and also its role in insulin resistance in diabetic pregnancies.

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  • Undergraduate: University of Minnesota, 1959
  • Medical School: University of Nebraska, 1963
  • Internship: Harbor General, 1964
  • Fellowship: University of Auckland, National Women's Hospital Postgraduate School of Obstetrics/Gynecology, 1967
  • Residency: Harbor–UCLA Medical Center, 1968

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  • Pioneer of Medicine Award, Cedars-Sinai, 2010
  • Surgeon General Committee on Preterm Birth Prevention, 2008
  • Development and Reproductive Toxicant Committee, Appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2005
  • March of Dimes Scientific Advisory Committee, 2004
  • President, Preterm Birth International Collaborative, 2001
  • Miriam Jacobs Chair in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1983

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  • Hobel CJ, Arora CP, Korst LM. Corticotrophin-releasing hormone and CRH-binding protein. Differences between patients at risk for preterm birth and hypertension. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1999;897:54-65.
  • Hobel CJ, Dunkel-Schetter C, Roesch SC, Castro LC, Arora CP. Maternal plasma corticotropin-releasing hormone associated with stress at 20 weeks' gestation in pregnancies ending in preterm delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999;180(1 Pt 3):S257-263.
  • Hobel CJ, Goldstein A, Barrett ES. Psychosocial stress and pregnancy outcome. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2008;51(2):333-348.
  • Misra VK, Hobel CJ, Sing CF. Ethnic heterogeneity in the longitudinal effects of placental vascular blood flow on birthweight. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;198(1):72.e1-8.
  • Sandman CA, Glynn L, Schetter CD, Wadhwa P, Garite T, Chicz-DeMet A, Hobel C. Elevated maternal cortisol early in pregnancy predicts third trimester levels of placental corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH): priming the placental clock. Peptides. 2005;27(6):1457-1463.

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