Received my Medical Degree in Brazil in 1977 and completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1981. Hired at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1982.

In 1989, began my fellowship training and PhD in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University Of British Columbia. I returned to the University of Rio de Janeiro became involved in the planning and design of a new perinatal hospital. As Chair-Chief of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, I created a study centre where I developed a thriving Continuing Education Program. I earned a MBA in Health and assumed numerous demanding administrative and teaching posts in Brazil.

Since 2009, I hold a full time position as a Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Am Head of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division; Co-Director of the Ultrasound Department; the Program Director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship. Am a scientist at the Maternal, Fetal & Newborn Program of the Children Health Research Institute and an Associate Scientist of Lawson Health Research Institute.

I am a periodical proof-reader on many editorial boards of several journals such as Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, Journal of Perinatal Medicine, Femina and JAMB. Am an active member of multiple professional associations many of which are Canadian (SOGC, RCPSC, APOG, CNMNCH).

Also involved with overseas organizations such as the Technical Chamber of Gynecology & Obstetrics – Medical Council of Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, The National Commission for High-Risk Pregnancy of the Brazilian Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology,the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology in the UK, King’s College – Fetal Medicine Center in the UK, the Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and the Brazilian Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Professional and Academic Experience

2013 - present Program Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, Postgraduate Medical Education, Western University
2011 - present Obstetrician, London Health Sciences Centre, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine
2011 - present Division Head of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, Western University
2010 - present Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute 
2010 - present Scientist, Children’s Health Research Institute
2009 - present Associate Professor, Deptt of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine
2009 - 2011 Obstetrician, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine
2000 - 2013 Scientific Vice-Director of the SGORJ, The Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1996 - 2009 Associate Professor, Perinatal Group, Laranjeiras Clínica Perinatal - LCP, Brazil
1994 - 1996 Associate Professor, Obstetrics, University of Rio de Janeiro,
1984 - 1996 Assistant Professor, University of Rio de Janeiro, Medical School, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



Obstetrician & Gynaecologist


Associate Professor - Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University (2009 - present) Obstetrician - London Health Sciences Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine Division  (2011 - present)

Administrative Support

Angela Schram (519-646-6106)

Research Group

Research Interest Area 

Medical imaging and diagnostics
Reproduction and pregnancy

Research Overview

- Convention Ultra Sound Teaching versus Ultra Sound Simulator Training prior hands on 

- Short-term neonatal morbidity and mortality in Extremely Low Gestational Age (ELGA

- Evaluation of a comprehensive first trimester pregnancy risk assessment - a pilot study 

- Directed Ultrasonography is the sole test needed for diagnosis of placenta accrete 

- Predictive value of MRI in placental dysfunction with ultrasound and pathology correlation

- Placental Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Regenerative Therapy Canadian Institute of Health Research 

- Stem cell - Neonatal asphyxia and brain damage, FIOCRUZ - Brazillian Institute of Cell Therapy and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).



Ultrasound, Screening, Doppler, Simulation, Obstetrics, High-risk pregnancy, stem cell

Other Professional Roles and Affiliations

Member of: Subspecialties Committee (Maternal-Fetal Medicine) - APOG; Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and Specialty Committee in Maternal-Fetal Medicine - RCPSC