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|
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)
Research Interest Area
- 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).
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