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ISUOG Advisory Group, Honours Committee
Dr Jessica Preisler is Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Clínica Alemana Santiago and Hospital Clínico University de Chile, Chile as well as 2012 Clinical Research Fellow in early pregnancy and acute gynecology Imperial College London, and recently part of the ISUOG Next Generation Group. During her fellowship, she worked on research projects about Ultrasound diagnosis of miscarriage and IOTA studies. In 2013, she relocated back to Chile where she has focused her work on the Gynecological Ultrasound Unit where she also teaches OBGYN residents. In the non-clinical area, she has been the IOTA Ambassador for South America since 2017, a role that has taken her to multiple countries within the Continent where she ran IOTA training courses. She is also a member of the Chilean Ultrasound Society where she actively organises courses, lectures and teaching sessions. In January 2021, she became part of the Board of the Chilean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SOCHUMB). Her special interest includes education in gynecological ultrasound and early pregnancy and gynecological ultrasound training and research. During 2020, Dr Preisler was part of the Next Generation Group and collaborated with ISUOG promoting COVID webinars in Spanish. She also translated ISUOG COVID guidelines in gynecology and early pregnancy.
Field: Gynecology, Early Pregnancy
Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound with special interest in adnexal masses, early pregnancy.
Languages: Spanish, English, German
Obstetrician and gynecologist Clínica Alemana Santiago and Hospital Clínico University de Chile, Chile, Clinical Research Fellow in early pregnancy and acute gynecology Imperial College, London and part of ISUOG Next-Gen
Dr Daniel Cafici is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also Director of Education and Research Department at Argentinian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (SAUMB), invited Professor of the National Northeast University Corrientes in Argentina as well as President-Elect of the Latin American Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (FLAUS).
Dr Cafici is the author of multiple books regarding obstetric ultrasound and doppler in obstetrics.
Ultrasonografia en Obstetricia y Diagnostico Prenatal (Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Prenatal Diagnosis)
Ultrasonografia Doppler en Obstetricia (Doppler Ultrasound in 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
Dr. Roberto Albinagorta Olortegui
Obstetrician and Gynecologist, ISUOG member since 2011. Currently, he is the Head of the Maternal Fetal Diagnostic Unit of International Clinic and Director of the Center for Advanced Diagnosis of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain in Lima (Peru). Dr. Albinagorta is former President of the Peruvian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SPUOG), member of the Peruvian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SPOG), member of the Special Committee of Maternal Fetal Medicine of SPOG, certified member of the Fetal Medicine Foundation, certified member of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) and former consultant to the Ministry of Health (MINSA) on topics of Obstetric Ultrasound and Prenatal Care.
- "Ultrasound markers of chromosomal anomalies in the first trimester" – coauthor in the book Ultrasound in Obstetrics, Fetal Medicine and Gynecology – Huamán, Sosa and Pacheco editors – ILSAR – Lima, 2009
- "Clinical evidence in Obstetric Ultrasound: A tool for better medical performance" – Coauthor in the book Ultrasound in Obstetrics, Fetal Medicine and Gynecology – Huamán, Sosa and Pacheco editors – ILSAR – Lima, 2009
- "Intrauterine thoracentesis for Congenital Chylothorax: Case report" Peruvian Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2011; 57 (2): 117-19
- "Prenatal diagnosis of corpus callosum agenesis through Volumetric-3D Neurosonography: A new alternative for the evaluation of anomalies of the midline "Peruvian Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2013; 59 (4): 289-93
- "Fetal Health and Ultrasonographic diagnosis in perinatal infection by Zika Virus" Peruvian Journal of Gynecology and obstetrics 2017; 63 (1): 71-19
Field: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Specialities: Fetal Anomaly screening 1st trimester; Fetal Anomaly screening 2nd trimester; Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Aneuploidies; Fetal heart; Fetal growth restriction; 3D/4D Ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology; Adnexal masses; Endometriosis and pelvic pain.
Languages: Spanish, English
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.
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.
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.
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
Departamento de Tocoginecología (CODEP) de la Facultad de Medicina de Buenos Aires (UBA).
Director Asociado a la Carrera de Médico Especialista en Diagnóstico por Imágenes del Hospital de Clínicas de la facultad de Medicina de Buenos Aires (UBA) .
Miembro Titular y Vicepresidente de la Academia Latinoamericana de Ultrasonografía (ALAUS).
Maestro Iberoamericano del Diagnóstico y Tratamiento Prenatal (SIADTP).
Director Médico de Diagnomed (Institución Afiliada a la Facultad de Medicina - UBA) .
Jefe de la Unidad de Medicina Fetal de Diagnomed.
Coordinador de la Red Argentina de Medicina Fetal.
Director de la Red Argentina de Docencia e Investigación (READI).
ExFellow de la American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Integrante de la Comisión de Salud Perinatal del Vaticano (Commissione sulla Medicina Perinatale)
Past president y Miembro fundador de la Sociedad Argentina de Diagnostico Prenatal y Tratamiento (SADIPT).
Past president y Miembro fundador de SIADTP.
Ex Director General de Asistencia Médica del Hospital Nacional Prof. Alejandro Posadas.
Ex Jefe del Dpto. Materno Infantil del Hospital Nacional Prof. Alejandro Posadas.
Miembro de la junta editorial de American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM
Prof. Angela Ranzini is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and full professor of Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University. Her special interests include anomaly identification, prediction of prematurity, Twins, Teaching processes and Quality control. Angela completed her MD at Medical College of Virginia (VCU), her Ob/Gyn residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY and her Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
Angela is the Director of the Fetal Diagnostic Center at the MetroHealth System and the Program Director for the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the MetroHealth/Case Western Reserve University joint fellowship with University Hospitals. She is a Fellow member of AIUM and is a reviewer for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. She is currently the Chair of the Education Committee, the Project Lead for the Rwanda Outreach program and serves as the VISUOG Abdomen section editor. She has been involved in many Committees and Task Forces of ISUOG.
Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy
Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Baylor College of Medicine
Dr Sanz Cortes current academic position is in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas), as an Associate Professor. She is a fetal surgeon at Texas Children's Hospital providing care for patients who receive any fetal intervention from the time of pre-surgical evaluation, surgery and until delivery. Part of her clinical care is also dedicated to the management of the fetal neurosonology clinic at the same center. She is also very invested in multiple research projects related to fetal conditions that require utero therapy from a multidisciplinary approach and with particular emphasis on advanced imaging techniques. She is passionate about research mentorship, education, development of biomedical devices and innovation. One of the main focus of her research has been dedicated to understanding the effects of fetal spina bifida repair and its minimally invasive approach, leading initiatives such as the International Consortium for Fetoscopic Myelomeningocele Repair.
Other current affiliations that she holds are: Member of the Steering Committee of Texas Children's Hospital Fetal Center, Steering Committee of the North American Fetal Therapy Network, Scientific Committee of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), part of the Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Prenatal Diagnosis journal editorial boards.
Specialties: Fetal anomalies; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal therapy and intervention
Languages: English; Spanish
UOG Editorial Board, Bids Committee, Clinical Standards Committee, Scientific Committee
Later, he was the Medical Director of Monash Ultrasound for Women, Adj. Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University and Head of Perinatal Services at the Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne before relocating back to Brazil in mid-2018 as the Head of the Ultrasound Service, Dapartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ribeirao Preoto, Medical School, University of Sao Paulo. Currently, he is the Acting Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit, Gold Coast University Hospital and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Prof. Costa’s clinical and research interests focus on the use of ultrasound in maternal-fetal medicine, especially pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and preterm labour. In addition, he has special interest in first trimester screening, including non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). He also supervises trainees and post-graduate students on ultrasound in gynaecology.”
Field: Obstetrics and Reproduction
Specialities: Fetal Anomaly Screening T1 & T2; Aneuploidy; Fetal Anomalies; Maternal and Fetal Doppler; Fetal Growth Restriction; Preeclampsia; Preterm Delivery; 1st trimester screening including NIPT and Pre-Eclampsia; Ultrasound in reproduction
Languages: English, Portuguese
Dr Heron Werner Jr is a specialist in fetal medicine and ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology. Between 1992-1996, he underwent Internship in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fetal Medicine at the Institut de Puericulture de Paris and Hôpital Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Paris, France obtaining the title of Doctor "Assistant Étranger " at the "Université Paris Descartes". In 2000, Dr Werner completed his Master's degree in Obstetrics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). In 2012, he also completed his PhD in Radiology with the same University. He is a 'Visiting Professor Lectureship' in Radiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), USA, member of the Brazilian Academy of Ultrasoud (Chair n.27) as well as member of the Latino America Academy of Ultrasound (Chair n.30).
Field: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Fetal Medicine
Specialties: Fetal medicine, fetal magnetic resonance, ultrasound and rapid prototyping.
Languages: Portuguese, English, French
Dr Renato Ximenes is 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).
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.
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