N Gen are active and engaged trainees or clinicians who have completed their specialist training within 5 years, who have volunteered, and are qualified to take on specific duties in support of ISUOG’s broad activities. N Gen members bring a new level of engagement to ISUOG in developing a pathway for trainees and junior clinicians to become further involved in our mission and work.

Committee Chair

Dr Srdjan Saso is a Gynaecological (Cancer) Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London. Dr Saso is a great believer in translational clinical and academic work and projects that have the potential for ‘cross-fertilisation’ between medical and non-medical specialties. His main academic and clinical interest lies in gynaecological surgery (cancer and non-cancer) and the diagnostic application of ultrasound, with a particular focus on fertility-sparing surgery and oncofertility in general. Hence, the management of gynaecological issues in women who have not started or completed their families.

His other main research themes focus on the growing influence of Artificial Intelligence (and technology in general) in gynaecology. He is currently a PI on a machine learning and ovarian cancer diagnosis project. In addition, he is co-Principal Investigator on a point-of-care ovarian cancer diagnostic tool project and a co-Investigator on a project developing biomaterials strategies for preventing endometrial fibrosis and promoting endometrial regeneration.

Country: United Kingdom

Field: Gynaecological Surgery and Oncology, Ultrasound Diagnostics

Specialties: Gynaecological Surgery, Gynaecological Cancers, Oncofertility, Fertility-sparing Surgery, IOTA, Ultrasound Diagnostics

Languages: English, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, French

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Committee Members

Dr. Mary Menuro Acda is an active consultant at Calamba Medical Center, HealthServ Los Baños Medical Center, Pamana Medical Center, and St. John the Baptist Medical Center, all based in Laguna, Philippines. Her special interests include management of high-risk pregnancy conditions and antenatal diagnosis of fetal conditions through use of obstetric ultrasound.

Mary completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology in 2017 and her fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine in 2019 and at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine – Philippine General Hospital, and is currently a diplomate of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (Foundation), Inc. (POGS). She also has papers presented and published both locally and internationally, one of which describes the use of high-dose cytarabine in two cases of maternal acute myeloid leukemia diagnosed in the second trimester.

She is also one of the ten recipients of the Gawad Felicisimo T. San Luis Namumukod-Tanging Kabataan ng Laguna (Outstanding Youth of Laguna Awards) for 2006.

Country: Philippines

Field: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetric Ultrasound

Specialties: High-risk pregnancy; targeted imaging for fetal anomalies; fetal biometry and well-being; maternal and fetal Doppler studies; fetal interventional procedures; first trimester imaging

Languages: English; Filipino
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Maya Al-Memar is a Consultant Gynaecologist at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, with specialist clinical interests in complex benign gynaecology, acute diagnostic services including early pregnancy and acute gynaecology, rapid access for suspected gynaecological cancer, and paediatric & adolescent gynaecology. She completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in North-West London including specialty training at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, and St Mary’s Hospital. Having worked in the largest gynaecology & reproductive medicine service in London at Imperial, she has experience in managing complex patients. Her focus is to provide the best possible care for women using high quality diagnostics ultrasound skills to streamline care. She graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine with first class honours in 2007, where she also completed her PhD and is now an honorary clinical lecturer. She is widely published in peer-reviewed journals. She currently has on-going research projects in the fields of early pregnancy, miscarriage, ovarian cysts and use of ultrasound to improve diagnosis of ovarian masses.

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Specialties: Early pregnancy and gynaecology imaging, adnexal masses, paediatric and adolescent gynaecology

Languages: English, Arabic

 

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Dr. Tejal Amin is a Consultant Gynaecologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, UK. Her main specialist interests include early pregnancy and gynaecological ultrasound (benign and malignant conditions), emergency/ambulatory gynaecology and complex benign gynaecological surgery. Dr. Amin completed a 3-year clinical research fellowship in advanced gynaecological ultrasound with Prof. Davor Jurkovic, and was awarded an MD (Res). Her thesis was entitled “Ultrasound studies of the uterine venous circulation” and reported unique findings such as pelvic vein thrombosis and establishing diagnostic criteria for pelvic venous diameters. She has been involved in novel research in the areas of intrauterine adhesions, ectopic pregnancy and endometrial cancer.

Dr. Amin is a passionate advocate for the importance of high-quality ultrasound in early pregnancy/ gynaecological care and improving access to “hands-on” ultrasound training. She regularly lectures on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists ultrasound courses as well as organising in-house training at her base hospital. Dr. Amin continues to be actively involved in clinical research and is currently co-Principal Investigator on a project investigating intra-uterine factors for recurrent miscarriage.

Country: United Kingdom

Field: Gynaecological ultrasound, early pregnancy, gynaecological surgery, ultrasound education

Specialties: Early pregnancy imaging and management; Gynaecological imaging; 3D imaging; Intra-operative use of ultrasound; Ambulatory gynaecology; Minimally invasive gynaecology

Languages: English

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Professor Andrea Dall'Asta, PhD is currently Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Parma, Honorary Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the University Hospital of Parma, Italy and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London, UK. His clinical and research interests are focused on Maternal and Fetal Medicine and particularly on fetal growth restriction, intrapartum ultrasound and advanced prenatal imaging.

Prof. Dall’Asta graduated and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and PhD in Medical Sciences at the University of Parma, Italy, and had Fetal Medicine and Obstetric training in the United Kingdom at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London. He is author and co-author of over 80 peer reviewed manuscripts and several chapters published in textbooks of international relevance and collaborates as a reviewer for several International Journals. He is currently member of the Safety Committee and of the Next Generation Committee of the International Society on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and co-chair of the Fetal Growth Committee of the Italian Society on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SIEOG). Prof. Dall’Asta has been appointed Editorial Board Member for the Fetal Medicine section of BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth in June 2018.

Country: Italy

Field: Obstetrics, Fetal Medicine & advanced imaging, Fetal growth restriction, Ultrasound in the labour ward

Specialties: fetal anomaly assessment in the first and second trimester, fetal growth and Doppler, fetal anomalies, ultrasound in the labour ward.

Languages: Italian, English

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Paz Ahumada Droguett is a doctoral candidate at the University of Barcelona and the Lund University and a clinical research fellow at Sant Joan de Déu Hospital and Clínic Hospital in Barcelona. Her thesis project is related to alcohol consumption in pregnant women and its effects on fetal brain and neurodevelopment. Recently, she has returned to her country of origin and is working in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at San Juan de Dios Hospital in Santiago of Chile. Her special interest are ultrasound focused on fetal pathology, advanced neurosonography and prenatal diagnosis. She is also interested in environment and pregnancy complications, epigenetics, clinical trials and teaching processes.

Paz is a representative of researchers from Doctoral Department at the Medicine Faculty of the University of Barcelona. Paz also is an active collaborator of different clinical research projects in Chile and Barcelona, with special interest in randomized controlled trials.

Country: Chile

Field: Obstetrics, ultrasound, imaging, fetal medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomalies; prenatal diagnosis; maternal and fetal Doppler; advanced fetal neurosonography

Languages: Spanish, English

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Dr. Lior Drukker is a senior consultant in the Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Rabin Medical Center, Israel, and an honorary research fellow at the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford. He holds an M.D. as well as B.Med.Sc from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Before studying medicine, he worked for five years in IT (Information Technology) as a developer of software to hardware interface and infrastructure.

His primary clinical and research interests are ultrasonography in prenatal diagnosis, maternal-fetal medicine, automation of ultrasound, and computer vision image analysis. His main research project is the Perception Ultrasound by Learning Sonographer Experience (PULSE) project, aiming to learn to develop novel imaging analysis (using machine learning and computer vision methods) that will aid operators and improve diagnostic pregnancy imaging, ultimately seeking to automate ultrasound analysis for clinical purposes. His research interests also include the utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) - Machine Learning (ML) to teach a machine how sonographers scan. His additional clinical and research interests are anomaly scanning, quality improvement, and cutting-edge ultrasound technologies.

Country: Israel

Field: Obstetrics; Fetal Medicine; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning

Specialties: Pregnancy care; Fetal scanning; Early anomaly screening; Third-trimester screening; Fetal growth; Fetal invasive procedures; Multiple gestations

Languages: English, Hebrew

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Dr. Mathew Leonardi is an advanced gynecologic surgeon and sonologist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hamilton Health Sciences and assistant professor at McMaster University. His special interests are imaging technologies including transvaginal ultrasound, endometriosis, advanced gynecologic surgery, innovation in diagnosis, and research. Mathew is completing a PhD in Medicine (University of Sydney, Australia), focusing on the utility of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of endometriosis. He completed his MD and residency at the University of Toronto and fellowship at the University of Sydney.

Mathew is an early career researcher, co-supervisor of a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and appointee in the Medical Sciences department at McMaster University. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and an Associate Editor for Reproduction & Fertility. He is involved in with the VISUOG Gynecology endeavour. Mathew is committee member of EndoAct Canada and contributing the latest clinical practice guidelines on endometriosis in Canada. He is leading a research program locally and contributing to international research studies.

Country: Canada

Field: Gynecology; Imaging; Surgery

Specialties: Endometriosis; adenomyosis; intracavitary pathology; ovarian masses; intra-abdominal adhesions; advanced gynecologic surgery; transvaginal ultrasound; transrectal ultrasound

Languages: English

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, University of Barcelona.

Dr. Raigam J. Martinez-Portilla is a Full Researcher in the Department of Clinical Research of the National Institute of Perinatology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His special interests are clinical research regarding preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, fetal surgery, evidence-based medicine, and prediction models. Raigam completed his Fetal Medicine training at the University of Barcelona under the supervision of Francesc Figueras, and his MSc in Evidence-Based Healthcare at the University of Oxford. Raigam is currently in his last year of the PhD in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Hospital Clinic – University of Barcelona also under the supervision of Francesc Figueras.

Raigam is the lead researcher of the Mexican Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the founder of the Iberoamerican Research Network in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Translational Medicine. He is the leading fetal surgeon of the health services of Mexico City and the Private Children’s Hospital also in Mexico City. Raigam is part of the N-Gen committee of ISUOG and a scientific reviewer of the AJOG, UOG, FTD, Plos One, and other relevant journals.

Country: Mexico

Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Evidence-Based Medicine, Fetal Surgery, Fetal Growth Restriction, Preeclampsia.

Languages: English; Spanish

Abstract:

Comorbidities and social determinants in pregnant women with COVID-19 infection: Analysis of 11031 pregnancies including 138 deaths (OC10.04) Presenter R. J. Martinez-Portilla, Spain. See the abstract being presented at 1:39PM on 16th October.

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Jezid Miranda, MD, Ph.D. is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at Hospital Maternidad Rafael Calvo, and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, at Universidad del Sinu Medical School (Cartagena, Colombia). He is Chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetric Director of the Multidisciplinary Fetal Care Program. 

Dr. Miranda completed a research fellowship at the Perinatology Research Branch, Intramural Division of the National Institute of Health, Detroit, MI, USA and a PhD in Fetal and perinatal medicine, from a consortium of three universities in Europe, [Barcelona (Spain), Leuven (Belgium), and Lund (Sweden)], applied to fetal growth restriction. Dr. Miranda sees women for ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, and MFM consultation as well as caring for women on Labor and Delivery and the Antepartum Service at Hospital Maternidad Rafael Calvo.

Dr. Miranda’s research program is focused on the definition, design, execution, and dissemination of evidence-based, patient-centered interventions to improve the quality and effectiveness of obstetric care, particularly regarding fetal growth restriction, preterm labor, and fetal interventional procedures during pregnancy for the management of pregnancy complications such as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, diaphragmatic hernia and spina bifida. As a result of this research, He has published more than 30 articles in recognized international journals in obstetrics and gynaecology. Committed to an academic career, member of evaluation commits for research projects in maternal and perinatal health as well as an associate reviewer in international journals of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

Country: Colombia

Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal growth restriction, fetal interventional procedures, preterm labor, genetic testing, implementation research, maternal morbidity and mortality

Languages: Spanish; English

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Dr. Daniel Rolnik is a consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Monash Medical Centre and a senior lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is originally from Brazil and, after his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sao Paulo and his MSc degree, he moved to the United Kingdom to undergo subspecialty training and do his PhD at King’s College Hospital / Fetal Medicine Foundation under the supervision of Prof. Kypros Nicolaides. Daniel coordinated the ASPRE trial on the prediction and prevention of preterm pre-eclampsia with aspirin, and has since moved to Australia, where he conducts research on prenatal diagnosis and prediction and prevention of pregnancy complications.

Daniel is also currently doing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Harvard University (USA), and is an Editor of the Perinatal Journal.

Country: Australia / Brazil

Field: Obstetrics, Imaging, Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Cell-free DNA screening,

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish and Hebrew.

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