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.
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
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.
Field: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Specialties: Early pregnancy and gynaecology imaging, adnexal masses, paediatric and adolescent gynaecology
Languages: English, Arabic
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
Dr Daniele Di Mascio is currently Research Fellow (RTD-B) and consultant at the Department of Maternal and Child Health and Urological Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. His clinical and research interests are focused on Maternal-Fetal Medicine and particularly on fetal brain, fetal growth restriction and twin pregnancies. In 2019 he worked as a Research Fellow at the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine of the Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia (USA) supervised by Dr Vincenzo Berghella. During the ISUOG World Congress 2019, he received the Young Investigator Award - Obstetrics for a multicenter study on the role of prenatal MRI in fetuses with isolated ventriculomegaly at neurosonography and in ISUOG World Congress 2022 he gave the Stuart Campbell Lecture on COVID-19 and pregnancy outcomes. He is currently member of the ISUOG Next Generation Committee and Accreditation & Certification Sub-Committee.
Field: Obstetrics; Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Prenatal Imaging
Specialties: fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; multiple pregnancy
Languages: English; Spanish; Italian
Dr Federica Fontanella is a trainee and postdoctoral researcher at the University Medical Center of Groningen in the Netherlands. She graduated with the highest honors, cum laude, from La Sapienza University in Rome. In 2015, she moved to the Netherlands to conduct a multicenter research project centered on the antenatal management of Lower Urinary tract Obstructions, which ultimately led to the completion of her PhD thesis. Her primary academic focus lies in fetal medicine, with a particular interest in fetal therapy and the integration of artificial intelligence into the field of ultrasound. Federica has published in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals and has contributed as an author to various international books.
Currently, she is the principal investigator of diverse ongoing research projects centered on fetal urinary tract anomalies and the use of artificial intelligence for the clinical assessment of ultrasound images. Her overarching objective is to ensure the highest level of care to women and fully explore the diagnostic potential offered by ultrasound imaging.
Field: Obstetrics; Ultrasound; Fetal Medicine
Specialties: Fetal anomalies; fetal genitourinary tract; fetal interventions; fetal imaging
Languages: English, Dutch, Italian
Advanced gynecologic surgeon and sonologist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hamilton Health Sciences
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.
Field: Gynecology; Imaging; Surgery
Specialties: Endometriosis; adenomyosis; intracavitary pathology; ovarian masses; intra-abdominal adhesions; advanced gynecologic surgery; transvaginal ultrasound; transrectal ultrasound
Dr. Long Nguyen-Hoang is a well-trained Vietnamese maternal-fetal specialist. He completed a comprehensive three-year Fetal Medicine training program at the Harris Birthright Research Centre, King's College Hospital, the United Kingdom. Under the guidance of Professor Kypros Nicolaides, he gained extensive expertise in fetal medicine and received a Diploma in Fetal Medicine from the Fetal Medicine Foundation. Currently, Dr. Long is completing a PhD in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. His research focuses on the prediction and prevention of preeclampsia, under the supervision of Professor Liona Poon. His research aims to improve the understanding of preeclampsia and develop strategies for its early identification and management. Dr. Long's experience extends beyond clinical research. He has been involved in managing multi-center studies and clinical trials in collaboration with institutions across Asia and internationally. Furthermore, he has collaborated with the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FIGO) to establish a FIGO best practice advice on the impact of complicated pregnancies on long-term cardiovascular health. He has also developed an innovative FIGO Pregnancy Passport. Dr. Long has also taken an active role in organizing regional and national conferences in the field of maternal-fetal medicine and ultrasound in OBGYN. Additionally, he was an organizing member of the first ISUOG-approved course in Vietnam. Dr. Long and his team have made commendable efforts to deliver valuable resources from ISUOG to Vietnamese society.
Field: Obstetrics, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Ultrasound
Specialties: Early screening and intervention for pregnancy complications, aneuploidy screening, Cell-free DNA screening, Fetal ultrasound.
Languages: Vietnamese, English
Ph.D. candidate at Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, MSc fellow on evidence-based health care at the University of Oxford, MFM 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.
Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine
Specialties: Evidence-Based Medicine, Fetal Surgery, Fetal Growth Restriction, Preeclampsia.
Languages: English; Spanish
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.
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow at Monash Medical Centre
A/Prof. 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.