ISUOG’s Ambassador program aims to support membership growth and provide educational opportunities in under-represented regions of the world.

The following Ambassadors have been appointed in recognition of the work they are already doing to further ISUOG’s mission to improve education in key regions and to support our continued membership development:

Dr Roza Bataeva is the Head of the Fetal Medicine Centre in Moscow, Russia, and an Associated Professor at the Russian Medical Academy for Advanced Studies (RMAAS), lecturing about fetal medicine. She spent two years as a research fellow at King's College Hospital at Harris Birthright Research Centre (UK, London). In 2004 obtained her PhD degree. Dr Bataeva is not only a very experienced specialist in fetal medicine but she applies her knowledge for training other doctors in the field. Since 2006 she was actively involved in many international educational courses (Netherlands, Egypt, UAE, Hungary, Slovenia, Australia, Canada, Japan, Algeria,  and other countries) lecturing about application of 3D/4D ultrasound for the fetal heart (STIC), fetal brain and face/spine evaluation. At present Dr Bataeva lectures in Russia along with the CIS countries such as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Belorussia. Her main interest today is the 1st trimester fetus, fetal echocardiography and fetal neurosonography. She is a co-organizer of ISUOG advanced educational course which is held annually in Moscow. She has more than 50 publications in Russian and English.

Notable Publications

R Bataeva, Hannah Bellsham-Revell, Vita Zidere and Lindsey D. Reliability of fetal thymus measurement in prediction of 22q11.2deletion. A retrospective study using 4D STIC volumes.  // Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology // 2013. Feb. 41(2):172-176

Vigneswaran TV, Kametas NA, Zinevich Y, Bataeva RS, Allan L, Zidere V. Assessment of cardiac angle in fetuses with congenital cardiac disease at risk of 22q11.2 deletion // Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2015. Dec, 46 (6):695-699

R. Bataeva. Sequentional approach to fetal cardiac assessment during the routine 2nd trimester scan // Ultrasound and Functional diagnostic. 2012, # 4, P. 2 – 25

RS Bataeva. The possibilities of three-dimensional ultrasound in the off-line diagnosis of congenital cardiac anomalies // Ultrasound and functional diagnosis. 2010. #5. P. 11-30

Country: Russia

Field: Obstetrics, Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing, fetal anomalies, fetal anomalies screening, fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2, aneuplooidy screening, fetal heart, fetal brain, fetal growth restriction, multiple pregnancy, 3D/4D Ultrasound.            

Languages: Russian, English

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Prof. Daniel Cafici is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is the author of multiple books regarding obstetric ultrasound and doppler in obstetrics.

Notable Publications:

Ultrasonografia en Obstetricia y Diagnostico Prenatal (Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Prenatal Diagnosis)

Ultrasonografia Doppler en Obstetricia (Doppler Ultrasound in Obstetrics)

Country: Argentina  

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; early pregnancy; fetal growth; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities

Languages: English; Spanish

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Outreach Committee (new member, TBC at the Glasgow Congress 2020)

Country: Nigeria

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal ultrasound, Obstetric Dopplers; Ultrasound education.

Language: English

Dr Ehigha Enabudoso obtained his medical degree and had his residency training at the University of Benin and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria respectively. He had his training in Fetal Medicine and OBGYN Ultrasound at the Tygerberg Academic Hospital, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons and the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. He is an examiner and a member of the Faculty Board of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. He has certifications from the Fetal Medicine Foundation in various aspects of Fetal Ultrasound and Obstetric Doppler Ultrasound.

Through the Fetal Diagnostic and Ultrasound Center in Nigeria and collaborating with other organizations, Dr Enabudoso has run the ISUOG endorsed Fetal Medicine and OBGYN Ultrasound workshop since 2014. This has trained hundreds of healthcare practitioners in and around West Africa and has also facilitated livestreaming of many ISUOG courses in Nigeria. He has also been involved in the HealthyMagination Mother and Child Initiative (HMCI) of the GE Healthcare and USAID as master trainer to train Community Midwives on limited basic ultrasound scan for healthcare service in rural Nigeria.

His more recent research area is in advancing ultrasound in LMICs. He is presently working on tools for competence assessment in basic ultrasound. Two recent related publications include:

  • Enabudoso E, Adams OH. An international standard fetal ultrasound training programme organized in a low resource setting: The ISUOG‑Benin City experience. Trop J Obstet Gynaecol. 2016: 33(3); 292-296
  • Ehigha Enabudoso, Osikhueme H Adams. Organizing an international-standard obstetric ultrasound training program in a low-resource setting. IJGO. 2017: 136(1); 102-104.

Dr Enabudoso has been involved in various medical outreach programmes mainly in West Africa. He works presently as Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Benin and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria. He worked recently too as Associate Clinical Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, USA in the World Bank collaborative programme at the Liberia-Japanese Friendship Hospital, Monrovia-Liberia (2019).

He hopes to use his interest, passion and experience to assist in furthering the growth and scope of the ISUOG outreach programme in LMICs.

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Dr Evgeniya Fedorova is an expert physician at Ultasound Department, Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University; an Associated Professor at Ultrasound Diagnostics Department, Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Postgraduate Education, Moscow; an expert ultrasound physician in the field of OB&GYN at Radiology Department, HADASSAH Medical Skolkovo, Moscow. She is Editorial board member of “Ultrasound and Functional Diagnosis” (Official journal of Russian Association of Specialists of Ultrasound Diagnosis in Medicine  (RASUDM)). She was a member of the organizing Committee and speaker of ISUOG approved educational courses since 2012 focusing on ultrasound diagnostics in gynecology and high-risk pregnancy monitoring topics. Her main scientific interest today is an assessment of fetal myocardial function in normal and high-risk pregnancies using tissue Doppler.

Notable publications: 

Fedorova E. V., Lipman A.D. Application of color Doppler mapping and dopplerometry in gynecology. Moscow: Vidar, 2002. 104 p.

Fedorova E. V., Ishchenko A. I., Lipman A.D., Semenov N. S. Ultrasound monitoring of invasive interventions in obstetrics performed for prenatal diagnosis. Chapter 6, P.1918-1947. // Guide to interventional medicine. Ed. by G. Nazarenko, I. M., Med., 2011, 2012 p.

Country: Russia

Specialties: Fetal Anomaly Screening 1st Trim. And 2nd Trimester, Fetal biometry and wellbeing, Fetal Anomalies Screening, Aneuploidy Screening,                     Fetal Anomalies, Fetal Heart, Fetal Growth Restriction, Maternal and Fetal Doppler, Multiple Pregnancy, 3D/4D Ultrasound, Early Pregnancy, Gynecological Ultrasound, Reproductive Medicine, Preterm Delivery, Detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities 

Languages: Russian and English                  

 

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Dr Mohamed Kamal trained in obstetrics and gynecology at Ain Shams University, and subspecialized in fetal medicine. At present, Dr Kamal is consultant and director of the scientific committee in the fetal medicine unit of Ain Shams University, where he is committed to the implementation of clinical guidelines in the unit's practice. He is also currently the president of the Egyptian Fetal Medicine Foundation. Dr Kamal is a regular organiser of ISUOG approved courses, which contribute to the ISUOG mission of educational training and provide educational opportunities in underserved areas in the region.

Notable Publications:
Five-dimensional long bones biometry for estimation of femur length and fetal weight at term compared to two-dimensional ultrasound: a pilot study.
Authors: Laban M, Alanwar AA, Etman MK, Elsokkary MS, Elkotb AM, Hasanien AS, Khalaf Allah AE, Noah NMJ, Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Jul 27:1-7

Endometrial Volume Measured by VOCAL Compared to Office Hysteroscopy for Diagnosis of Endometrial Polyps in Premenopausal Women with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Authors: Mohamed Laban, Sherif H. Hussain, Alaa S. Hassanin, Waleed M. Khalaf, Mohamed K. Etman, Mohammed S. E. Elsafty, Ahmed M. Bahaa Eldin, Ahmad S. Hasanien, Noha A. Sakna, Mohammed Taema, Mohammed H. Mostafa, and Marwa M. Eisa, Obstetrics and Gynecology International, Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 3561324

Country: Egypt

Field: Obstetrics, Gynecology

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening first and second trimester, fetal biometry and wellbeing, fetal anomalies screening, aneuploidy screening, fetal anomalies, fetal heart, fetal growth restriction, maternal and fetal doppler, multiple pregnancy, 3D/4D ultrasound, gynecological ultrasound, early pregnancy, preterm delivery; fetal growth; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities

Languages: Arabic, English

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Prof Rasha Kamel is currently a Professor of Ob/Gyn, Cairo University Hospitals, Consultant of fetal medicine, CAIFM, where she teaches undergraduates, postgraduates and ultrasound specialists.
She supervises management of inpatients and labour ward patients as well as minimal and major surgical procedures carried out in the university hospitals.
She organises basic and advanced ultrasound teaching courses as well as specialised courses.
Her work also entails research and currently conducting various projects with international bodies.

Notable Publications:

How reliable is fetal occiput and spine position assessment prior to induction of labor? Kamel R, Youssef A. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jun 26. doi: 10.1002/uog.19169. [Epub ahead of print]

Three-dimensional sonohysterography compared with vaginoscopic hysteroscopy for evaluation of the uterine cavity in patients with recurrent implantation failure in in vitro fertilization cycles. Negm SM, Kamel RA, Abuhamila FA. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2012;19:503-508

Country: Egypt

Field: Obstetrics; Gynecology; Fetal medicine 

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st Trim. And 2nd Trim.; Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Fetal Anomalies Screening; Aneuploidy Screening; Fetal Anomalies; Fetal Heart; Fetal Growth Restriction; Maternal and Fetal Doppler; Multiple Pregnancy; 3D/4D Ultrasound; Preeclampsia; Early Pregnancy; Gynecological Ultrasound; Reproductive Medicine; Preterm Delivery; Fetal Growth; Ultrasound on the labour ward

Languages: English; Arabic; French

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Country: Japan

Field: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages: Japanese, English

"I gave presentations on 3D ultrasound and endovaginal scanning in the 1st World Congress of ISUOG in 1991. Since then, I attended ISUOG congress almost every year. I continued appealing to Japanese OB/GYN doctors to attend ISUOG congress as the president and secretary general of Japan Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine for more than 10 years. I have always said that ISUOG would give us latest knowledge and best education on ultrasound in OB/GYN. Japan is now one of the countries with many participants, but not enough. I will continue to do my best as an ISUOG Ambassador."

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A/Professor Meagher is an obstetrician gynaecologist at the Mercy Hospital for Women, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Melbourne.  He commenced his ultrasound training in 1991 and has been in full time ultrasound practice after obtaining  RANZCOG subspecialty certification in obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound (COGU) in 1995. He also serves as Medical Director of  Monash IVF / Monash Ultrasound for Women where he oversees a team of 50 sonologists, sonographers, genetic counsellors, phlebotomists, and administrative staff delivering a tertiary level ultrasound service across south east Melbourne. 

ISUOG appointments:
◦ ISUOG Ambassador to Asia and Pacific region
◦ ISUOG International faculty of speakers 
◦ ISUOG Joint Head of Courses committee
◦ ISUOG Online education committee
◦ ISUOG VISUOG committee 

A/Prof Meagher immersed himself in education over the years and has delivered over 700 lectures, across 20 countries, and 46 cities worldwide.  In 2015 he was awarded ‘Sonologist of the year’ by the Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)  in recognition of his commitment to  teaching  both locally and across the Asia pacific region 
 

 

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Prof. Ritsuko Kimata Pooh was born in Osaka, Japan in 1960. She graduated from Law Department of Keio University, Tokyo, and thereafter graduated from the Medical School of Tokushima University with social, legal and ethical viewpoints. After her graduation from medical school in 1990, she has dedicated most of her time to clinical research and investigation in fetal medicine and perinatology. She has especially introduced the most sophisticated fetal neuroimaging from 1996 by using transvaginal sonography, three dimensional ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. She established CRIFM clinical research institute of fetal medicine in Osaka in 2007. Her recent study of medullary vein development and neuronal migration disorder of fetal brain are worthy of note, and she received the Alfred Alfred Kratochwil Award at the ISUOG Congress in 2011, Lifetime achievement award in WCPM (World Congress in Perinatal Medicine) in 2015, and Sir William Liley medal in International Congress on Fetus as a Patient in 2016. Her remarkable research on fetal brain has been internationally approved by perinatologists as well as neurologists and neurosurgeons. She published more than 70 original scientific papers 150 review articles and the books; An Atlas of Fetal Central Nervous System, Diagnosis and Management in 2003, Fetal Neurology in 2009, Atlas of Advanced Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2015.

 Her early detection of fetal abnormalities in ‘Sonoembryology’ can be described as art of science in the uterus. Furthermore, she has been establishing a new field of Sonogenetics, combining detailed sonogram with cytogenetics and molecular genetics from 2009 and performing quite a number of invasive genetic procedures including more than 1,500s CVS and 300 amniocenteses per year. In the era of prenatal diagnoses with advanced molecular genetics and maternal serum with cfDNA, she has emphasized the importance of observing fetuses by ultrasound. She established the clinical genetic laboratory (Ritz Medical Clinical Lab.) in Osaka with the aim of ultimate sonogenetics in 2011. She has truly been one of the international executives in research as well as education in a field of perinatology.

Notable publications

Ritsuko K. Pooh, Kohei Shiota, Asim Kurjak. Imaging of the human embryo with magnetic resonance imaging microscopy and high-resolution transvaginal 3-dimensional sonography: human embryology in the 21st century. AJOG. 2011;204(1):77-9

POOH RK. Sonoembryology by 3D HDlive silhouette ultrasound - what is added by the "see-through fashion"? Journal of Perinatal Medicine. Mar 2016; 44(2): 139-48.

Country: Japan

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester, aneuploidy screening, fetal anomalies screening, fetal anomalies, 3D/4D ultrasound, early pregnancy, genetics, fetal brain (fetal neurology)

Languages: Japanese, English

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Clinical Research Fellow in early pregnancy and acute gynecology Imperial College, London and part of ISUOG Next-Gen

Country: The Philippines

Field: Obstetrics and Gynecology

"Considered as the leading medical and academic institution in the Philippines , St. Luke's Medical Center - Global City, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology provided the first ISUOG Approved course in the Philippines - an interactive and comprehensive entitled “4th International Congress, Advances &Innovations in OBGYN, A Global Perspective” ( February 11-13, 2015). This course had 301 delegates and brought in 224 new members to ISUOG. I'm honored by this new appointment- as one of the ISUOG Ambassadors to the Philippines and would like to thank ISUOG for their appreciation of our achievements and for this exciting yet challenging role. I'm looking forward to participate and provide significant contributions in the fulfillment of the Vision and Mission of ISUOG . We will gladly appreciate support for continuing medical education- through updates, research and workshops for the OBGYN specialists/ sub-specialists in our country which will further provide good clinical outcomes for the benefit of our patients."
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Country: The Philippines

Field: Obstetrics and Gynecology

"Our ultrasound unit is within the Manila Central University- Filemon D Tanchoco College of Medicine and Hospital premises. We have been in operation for 23 years and have graduated about 400 medical specialists who trained for 1 year and passed our local PSUOG's examinations but they stay mostly in the big cities and towns.

Last year, we held our 1st ISUOG-sponsored ultrasound course in OB-GYN with 574 joining the Core Membership (~10% of 2015 ISUOG members) and we plan to have another ISUOG-sponsored course in Cebu 2016. We need ISUOG to maintain a high level of current information and new procedures for our members. Another project where ISUOG can help is to help us to bring basic ultrasound technology to the periphery where basic health services are needed."
 

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Outreach Committee

Dr S.Suresh is the Managing Director of Mediscan Systems a tertiary referral centre for Fetal Medicine in India. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of O&G London (honoriscausa) and is actively involved in training over 4000 physicians from India and other countries in Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine for over 35 years. He has several publications to his credit and is involved in various Research projects in Fetal Medicine. He has set up the Birth Defects Registry of India which is recognized as a subnational registry by the WHO. He is the managing Trustee of Fetal Care Research Foundation a Charity organisation that aims to provide access to treatment options for the underprivileged. He is a recipient of several awards and was one of the earliest to set up a Fetoscopic surgical service in India.

He is a visiting Prof in Perinatology at the Sri Ramachandra Medical University and the Chief functionary of the Voluntary Health Services, a charitable hospital in Chennai which aims to achieve affordable quality health care for all .

Notable publications:

Radio frequency ablation in Complicated Monochorionic Pregnancy : Initial Experience DOI: 10; 1007/s/40556-017-0145 Journal of Fetal Medicine, 2017 Nov PP 1-6. Pm;ome [in;ocatopm 30th Nov 2017]

Suresh Seshadri; Down Syndrome Screening in India, Are we there yet? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology India; 2017 Dec 17. 67(6) ; 393-399, Epub 2017 August 17 DOI : 10. 1007/S12098-017-2528-5

Country: India

Field: Fetal medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; 3D & 4D ultrasound; fetal intervention procedure; early pregnancy; fetal growth. 

Languages: English

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Part of the ISUOG China Task Force local leadership team along with Prof. Yuxin Jiang and Prof. Jiawei Tian.

Country: China

Field: "I have an absolute commitment to ultrasound education and since 2012 I have held an annual ISUOG Approved course - the first three were in Beijing and from 2015 we have been going to other provinces. These have been attracting around 400 – 500 delegates, and from this I have introduced around 300 people each year to the Society." 

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ISUOG member since 1993, Visitor Professor King's College with Prof. Kypros Nicolaides in 1995, Master Degree Fetal MRI limits and benefits in 1998, former President of Brazilian Fetal Medicine Society 2006-2008, ex- Member of ISUOG Educational Committe 1998-2008 . Prof. Renato Ximenes is Director of Fetal Medicine Foundation Latinamerica - FMFLA and a member of the Ultrasound Committe of the Brazilian College of Radiology along with the ISUOG Advisory Membership Group. He is also Coordinator of Fellowship Fetal Medicine Program of FMFLA. Prof. Renato Ximenes clinical and reseach interests are related to Maternal-Fetal Medicine, with special interest fetal heart, fetal neuroimaging, fetal growth restriction, pre-eclampsia, preterm delivery, first trimester screening and non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

 

Notable publications:

Oliveira Melo AS, Malinger G, Ximenes R, Szejnfeld PO, Alves Sampaio S, Bispo de Filippis AM. Zika virus intrauterine infection causes fetal brain abnormality and microcephaly: tip of the iceberg? Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2016; 47: 6–7.
Prayer D, Malinger G, Brugger PC, Cassady C, De Catte L, De Keersmaecker B, Fernandes GL, Glanc P, Goncalves LF, Gruber GM, Laifer-Narin S, Lee W, Millischer EA, Molho M, Neelavalli J, Platt L, Pugash D, Ramaekers P, Salomon LJ, Sanz M, Timor-Tritsch IE, Tutschek B, Twickler D, Weber M, Ximenes R, Raine-Fenning N. ISUOG practice guidelines: performance of fetal magnetic resonance imaging. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2017; 49: 671–680.
Pilu, G; Nicolaides KH; Ximenes R; Jeany P. (2001). Diploma in Fetal Medicine & ISUOG Educational Series:  The 18-23 weeks scan. [Software]. ISUOG Publications: London.
Nicolaides, KH; Sebire, NJ; Snijders, RJM; Ximenes, R; (2003) ISUOG Educational Diploma in Fetal Medicine & ISUOG Educational Series: The 11-14 weeks scan. [Software]. ISUOG Publications: London.
Nicolaides KH; Rizzo, G; Hecker, K; Ximenes R. (2003). Diploma in Fetal Medicine & ISUOG Educational Series:  Doppler in Obstetrics. [Software]. ISUOG Publications: London.

 

Country: Brazil

Field: Obstetrics, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal Anomaly Screening 1st Trim. And 2nd Trim., Fetal biometry and wellbeing, Fetal Anomalies Screening, Aneuploidy Screening, Fetal Anomalies, Fetal Heart, Fetal Growth Restriction, Maternal and Fetal Doppler, Fetal Interventional Procedure, Multiple Pregnancy, 3D/4D Ultrasound, Preeclampsia, Early Pregnancy, Preterm Delivery, Fetal Growth

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English

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Look out for our Ambassadors at our Congresses and events, who will be wearing red lapel pins.


ISUOG Advisory membership group 
All our Ambassadors will form part of ISUOG’s new Advisory membership group, set up to ensure more representation and feedback from across our membership on new activities, membership benefits and important Society decisions.

 

 

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