Department of OBGYN

Steve Caritis, MD

  • Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • MD, West Virigina University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

Representative Publications

  • Young OM, Shaik IH, Twedt R, Binstock A, Althouse AD, Venkataramanan R, Simhan HN, Wiesenfeld HC, Caritis SN. Pharmacokinetics of cefazolin prophylaxis in obese gravidae at time of cesarean delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015;213(4):541.e1-7..
  • Feghali M, Venkataramanan R, Caritis S. Prevention of preterm delivery with 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate: Pharmacologic considerations. Semin Perinatol. 2014;38(8):516-522.
  • Zhao Y, Alshabi AM, Caritis S, Venkataramanan R. Impact of 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate on cytochrome P450s in primary cultures of human hepatocytes. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014;211(4)412.e1-6.
  • Caritis SN, Venkataramanan R, Thom E, Harper M, Klebanoff MA, Sorokin Y, Thorp JM Jr, Varner MW, Wapner RJ, Iams JD, Carpenter MW, Grobman WA, Mercer BM, Sciscione A, Rouse DJ, Ramin S; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network and Obstetric-Fetal Pharmacology Research Units Network. Relationship between 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate concentration and spontaneous preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014;210(2):128.e1-6.

For additional publications, please see PubMed Page.  

Clinical Interests/Research Interests

Dr. Caritis's research focuses on pregnancy complications especially preterm birth and pregnancy pharmacology. He has been the Principal Investigator (PI) on five MFMU Networks and currently the PI for the OPRU Network and Co-PI of the Nullipara Network, as well as the PI on the only T32 in Obstetrical Pharmacology in the United States. Dr. Caritis has been Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship for 15 years. Our fellowship is one of the largest MFM fellowships in the United States with nine total fellows. Both the department and fellowship are very research focused with the majority of graduating fellows going to academic departments.