Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Webinar Series

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Speakers for Sept. 25, 2021

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Ramen

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Dr. Ramen H. Chmait

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Dr. Ramen H. Chmait has served as the director of Los Angeles Fetal Surgery at University of Southern California since 2006. He is also a professor of obstetrics and gynecology (clinical scholar), and pediatrics and surgery (courtesy). His main clinical focus is treatment of the fetus via minimally invasive fetal surgery. Dr. Chmait also directs a research program devoted to understanding fetal disease and investigating potential therapeutic modalities. He has published over 150 peer reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters.

Roopali

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Dr. Roopali Donepudi

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Dr. Roopali Donepudi is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She also currently serves as the associate director of the Fetal Intervention Fellowship.

Dr. Donepudi’s goal is to provide safe, efficient, and patient-centered care in all aspects of obstetrics/gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine with specific interests in ultrasonography, prenatal diagnosis and fetal intervention. She also enjoys being involved in medical education of students, residents and fellows. Her clinical interests include fetal surgery, advanced obstetric imaging, multiple gestation, and maternal & fetal care. Her research interests include Twin twin transfusion syndrome, neural tube defects, fetal growth restriction, and congenital fetal anomalies.

Asma

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Dr. Asma Khalil

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Dr. Asma Khalil is a professor of obstetrics and maternal fetal medicine at St George’s Hospital, University of London. She is the Lead for the Twin and Multiple Pregnancy service at St George’s Hospital. Additionally, she leads the Reproductive Health Research Group at St George’s Hospital.

Dr. Khalil has published over 400 peer reviewed papers, articles and chapters. She has been presented with awards at national and international meetings. Her research interests include twin pregnancy, fetal growth restriction, hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and infections in pregnancy

Dr. Khalil is passionate about innovation. She is the inventor of the HAMPTON, an award-winning digital innovation which enables pregnant women to monitor their blood pressure safely at home. She is committed to the implementation of clinical guidelines in practice and believes they could reduce inequalities in care across the NHS. 

Ozhan

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Dr. Ozhan Turan

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Dr. Ozhan Turan is director of fetal therapy and complex obstetric surgery, as well as professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at University of Maryland School of Medicine. He also serves as the vice chair for Obstetrics Services and Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Dr. Turan has conducted extensive research in fetal monitoring and Doppler ultrasound, and recently developed 3D and 2D ultrasound methods that measure the fetal adrenal gland to predict preterm labor. He has advanced training and experience in fetal interventions and complex maternal surgery. He has also published nearly 100 peer review articles and book chapters.

Dr. Turan was named a Top Doctor in the specialty of Maternal Fetal Medicine by Baltimore magazine in 2020. His interest areas focus on preterm labor, obstetric surgeries that are high risk for complications and fetal therapy, including laser and intrauterine interventions.

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Agenda

Content
Time (CST) Topic Speaker(s)
9 a.m. Introduction

Dr. Magdalena Sanz Cortes

Dr. Alireza Shamshirsaz

9:05 a.m.

Management of Type II sFGR Monochorionic Pregnancies

Dr. Ramen Chmait 

9:20 a.m. 

Risks and Management of Monochorionic Pregnancies with Overlapping Diagnoses of TTTS and sFGR

Dr. Roopali Donepudi 

9:35 a.m. Q&A   
9:45 a.m.

TAPS: Recent Evidence and Guidance

Dr. Asma Khalil

10 a.m. TRAP Sequence: Current Status of Evidence Dr. Ozhan Turan
10:15 a.m. Q&A  
10:25 a.m.

Panel discussion and final remarks

 


A recording of the webinar will be available on our BCM YouTube channel.