Listado de Profesores Extranjeros Según Nivel Académico
1.- Ted Louis Anderson, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS, (EUA). Current President, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs & Quality; Director, Division of Gynecology and Gynecologic Surgery; Assoc. Dir., Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Executive Medical Director for Women’s Health Patient Care, Vanderbilt Hospital.
2.- Mark DeFrancesco, MD, MBA, FACOG, FACS (EUA). Past President (2015-2016) of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). He is a founder of Women’s Health Connecticut (WHC), one of the largest ObGyn practices in the USA, with more than 200 ObGyn physicians. He served as its Chief Medical Officer from 1997 – 2017. Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Honorary member of the Sociedad Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología (SCOG), the Sociedad Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecología (SOCHOG), the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RANZCOG) and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC). Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. DeFrancesco served as a State Representative in the Connecticut Legislature.
3.- Gian Carlo Di Renzo, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, (Italia). Current Professor and Chair at the University of Perugia, and Director of the Reproductive and Perinatal Medicine Center, Director of the Midwifery School, University of Perugia, in addition to being the Director of the Permanent International and European School of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine (PREIS) in Florence. Past General Secretary of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO).
4.- Kenneth L Noller, M.D. M.S.(EUA). Dr. Noller has a long history of work for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; between 2007-2008 heserved as ACOG President. He organized and taught many courses, and was responsible for the content and production of numerous publications. In He is the author of more than 250 books, scientific papers, and editorials. From 2010 until 2017 Dr Noller served as Director of Examinations for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
5. –Lisa Flowers M.D., FACOG (EUA). Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, Fellowship Director, Lower Anogenital Screening and Treatment Fellowship, Fellowship, Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA. Director of Colposcopy Services, Grady Cancer Center of Excellence, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Director of Anoscopy Clinic Ponce De Leon Center, Infectious Disease Program, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia. Faculty Society Advisor, Emory University - Emory University School of Medicine, Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs. Atlanta, Georgia. Appointed by the Dean, Faculty, Comprehensive Colposcopy Course, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.
6.- Manuel Gallo Vallejo M.D, Ph.D.(España) Fundador y Director General del Proyecto Docente “Ágora Médica” y Campus Online de Medicina Materno-Fetal “Caldeyro-Barcia”.Académico correspondiente extranjero de la Academia de Medicina del Paraguay. Director de Instituto de Medicina Fetal Andaluz (IMFA) en Málaga. Director y Coordinador General de la Colección de libros de Medicina Fetal y Perinatal, editorial Amolca (Venezuela-Colombia) y Distribuna (Colombia). Autor y Editor de más de 10 libros, todos relacionados a la aplicación de la Ecografía en Medicina Fetal y Perinatal.
7.- Ira Robert Horowitz, MD, SM, FACOG, FACS (USA).John D. Thompson Chair in Gynecologic Surgery, Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Member, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, The Emory Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia, President, Emory Healthcare Physician Group. Member, Emory Healthcare Board of Directors, Atlanta, Georgia. Co-Sponsor and Co-Chair Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice (IPECP) Emory University School of Medicine.
8.- Miguel Antonio Parra Saavedra, Médico y Cirujano Cum laude (Colombia). Becario en infertilidad y laparoscopia del Instituto de Reproducción Humana PROCREAR, Ecografía avanzada y doppler, Centro de imágenes diagnósticas CEDIUL, Barranquilla, Máster en competencias médicas avanzadas; Medicina materno fetal, Universidad de Barcelona, España. Fellow en Medicina materno fetal y cirugía fetal, Grupo de Medicina y terapia fetal Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Doctorado en Medicina materno fetal, Universidad de Barcelona, España. Revisor invitado de cuatro Revistas médicas: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, PLOS One, Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
9.- Miguel Ruoti Cosp (Paraguay).Médico, egresado de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas Universidad Nacional de Asunción (F.C.M. – U.N.A.) Especialista en Ginecología, Obstetricia. FCM – UNA. Magister en Medicina Perinatal. FCM – UNA, Profesor Titular Cátedra de Ginecología y Obstetricia. FCM – UNA. Académico de Número de la Academia de Medicina del Paraguay. Associated Felow International Academy of Perinatal Medicine (IAMP). Especializado en Ecografía y Técnicas de Invasivas de Diagnóstico Prenatal. Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Bleza. Zaragoza. España. Director de los cursos de Maestría en Ecografía Ginecológica y Obstétrica. F.C.M. – U.N.A. Director de los Cursos de Especialidad en Ecografía en Medicina Interna, Ginecología y Obstetricia. Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Nacional del Este, Past- Presidente de la Sociedad de Diagnóstico Prenatal del Paraguay – SODIAPP. Presidente Sociedad Paraguaya de Ginecología y Obstetricia – SPGO. Presidente Sociedad Iberoamericana de Diagnóstico y Tratamiento Prenatal – SIADTP. Director del Capítulo Paraguayo de la Escuela Internacional de Ecografía Ian Donald School. Presidente del Comité Organizador de FLASOG 2020.
10.- Wanda K. Nicholson, MD MPH MBA, FACOG (USA).Professor (tenure), Obstetrics and Gynecology Chair, ACOG Committee on Underserved Women. Director, Diabetes and Obesity Core, UNC Center for Women’s Health Research, United States Preventive Services Task Force. Director, Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (1998-2001), Medical Director, Maternal Disease Management Program, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (1999-2006), at the present she is Director, Diabetes and Obesity Core University of North Carolina Center for Women’s Health Research. Chair, Director, Healthy Transitions Initiative. Member of the Board of Directors, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fellow-at-Large, Executive Board, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. President, UNC Association of Professional Women in Medicine and Science. Adjunct Professor Public Health Leadership Program, full profesor University of North Carolina.
11.- Guilherme Cantuaria (USA) MD. FACS, FACOG: Gynecologic Oncologist/ Robotic Surgeon, University Gynecologic Oncology, Northside Hospital Atlanta GA. Doctorate degree in Health Sciences, University of Brasilia – School of Medicine, Medical Director of Northside Hospital Cancer Program from February/2011 to present. Principal Investigator of NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) at Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA from July/2014 to present. Principal Investigator of the NRG for North side Hospital, Atlanta, GA, from March, 2014 to present. Board Certified in Gynecologic Oncology and in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG), the American College of Surgeons (FACS), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Society of Gynecologic Oncology (Full Member) and the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, Full Member.
12.- Dahiana Marcela Gallo MD, PHD. (Colombia). Médico Especialista en Obstetricia y Ginecología, Subespecialista en Medicina Materno-Fetal. Diagnóstico prenatal y Cirugía Fetal. Fetal Medicine Foundation, Kings College Hospital, Londres Inglaterra. Doctorado en Medicina Perinatal, Universidad de Granada, España. Especialista en Medicina Materno-Fetal en el Centro Medico Imbanaco y Clínica Versalles. Docente del Postgrado de Ginecología y Obstetricia, Universidad Libre y Universidad del Valle.
13.- Cheryl Iglesias MD. (EUA), Leader in the field of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and is nationally recognized for advancing surgical techniques. Among many roles, Dr. Iglesias is the current Chair of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network Advisory Board at the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and is a past chair of the Committee for Gynecologic Practice at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists(ACOG) and the ACOG Patient Education Board. She has served as Program Chair for the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) and on the Board of Directors of the American Urogynecology Society (AUGS). She is an appointed special governmental employee for the ObGyn Devices Panel at the US FDA. Since 1999, Dr. Iglesias has been the Director of the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She is a Professor in the Departments of Ob/Gyn and Urology at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
15.- Ramón Usandizaga (España).Médico Especialista en Obstetricia y Ginecología, Profesor Titular, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, España, Jefe de la Sección de Ginecología y Suelo Pélvico, con un vasta experiencia en Investigaciones, ha impartido más de 30 cursos de postgrado y posee más de 37 publicaciones en órganos de reconocido prestigio.
16.- Stephane Zervoudis, MD, Ph.D. (Grecia). Surgeon Gynecologist and Mastologist. Fellowship in Breast Surgery (1987), Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.A. University Diploma (2013). Certificate on “Breast Diseases and Screening,” Montpellier University, France. Teacher, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine. Associate Professor of “Gynecology & Mastology” to students and residents covering the subspecialty of Mastology “Breast Modules,” University of Medicine Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania. Associate Professor, Professeur associe a titre étranger France Val d’Aurelle Cancer Institute, CHU Montpellier, CHU Caremeau Nîmes, University of Montpellier-Nîmes, France, (CHU Montpellier- CHU Nî. Founding member of the E.A.G.O.
17.- Alfredo Nieves Gonzales MD (Puerto Rico).Médico Especialista en Ginecología y Obstetricia, Especialista en dolor pélvico crónico. Fue Presidente de la Sociedad Internacional del Dolor Pélvico y miembro de la Junta Directiva de la Sociedad hasta 2010 y sirvió como regente y Vicepresidente del Colegio Internacional de Cirujanos .El Dr. Nieves es actualmente un ginecólogo del staff en el Atlanta VA Medical Center, Assistan Profesor Clínico en el Emory University Dept. OB-GYN., ex miembro de la Facultad para el Fellowship MIGS en University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga TN. Tiene un interés especial y se especializa en el enfoque multidisciplinario del manejo del dolor, está certificado por la Academia Americana de Manejo del Dolor.
18.- Robert S. Kelley, DO, MBA, FACOG. (USA). Assistant Professor, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Emory University Hospital, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics: Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: Elective Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery External Clerkship, Emory University. Crystal Apple for Excellence in Medical Student Education, Emory University School of Medicine, 2017 • Excellence in Teaching Award-Outpatient, Emory University School of Medicine, 2018. Society Memberships: American Urogynecologic Society 2013-present, • Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2009-present.
19.- Jessica B. Spencer, MD, MSc (USA): Associate Professor, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine. Division Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Program Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine. Assistant Professor, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine. Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG). Board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, ABOG. Member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Standard Setting committee meeting.
20.- Ramón Yera MD (USA). While a partner at Kaiser Permanente, he was instrumental in developing the minimally invasive gynecological surgery program there and has performed over 4000 laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Yera is one of the leading surgeons in his field who has trained over 350 surgeons around the USA in laparoscopic hysterectomy. He has presented in National Meetings and frequently gives Grand Rounds at different teaching institutions. He has the Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, is Director, GYN Laparoscopy at Kaiser Fresno, Completed a residency in OB/GYN at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Los Angeles. Invited to perform live telesurgery at the 40th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology . Speaker and presenter at the District VIII & IX Meeting of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
21.- Gypsy Amber D Souza (EUA), MD; PhD MS MPH. Amber D’Souza is an Associate Professor Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has a M.S. in Molecular and cellular biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1999), an MPH in Disease Control (2001) from the University of Texas-Houston, and a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology from Johns Hopkins (2007). Dr D’Souza leads a research program on infectious causes of cancer, screening and prevention of cancer, and risk reduction among high risk populations. She is a member of the NIH HPV Vaccine Trial Working Group, and PI of the datacenter for the MACS-WIHS Combined Cohort Study - the longest observational epidemiologic study of HIV in the United States. Dr. D’Souza is known for her research on oral HPV infection and its role in head and neck cancer. She has over 150 publications and her research has been cited over 8,000 timesAssociates Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
22.- Dr. Gustavo Pagés (Venezuela). Director de GLOBAMED GROUPS, Médico con Postgrado en Obstetricia y Ginecología de la Maternidad Concepción Palacios.
Caracas, Venezuela. Magister Scientiarum de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Fundador de la Asociación Venezolana Medicina Reproductiva y Embriología (AVEMERE), ex Vicepresidente y ex Presidente de la misma; ex Presidente de la Asociación Médica Santiago Salcedo Bastardo de la Clínica El Ávila. Ex Coordinador Docente de la Pasantía de Fertilidad del Postgrado de Obstetricia y Ginecología de la Universidad Central de Venezuela en la Maternidad
Concepción Palacios. Con más de 20 años de experiencia en el área de la Reproducción Asistida. Actualmente es Director Médico en FERTILAB, Unidad de Reproducción Humana, en Caracas, Venezuela; centro en el que se realizó la primera Fertilización In Vitro con éxito en Venezuela y la segunda en Latinoamérica. Fue asesor médico de FERRING para Latino American Partners and Distrubutors (LAPD) en las áreas de UROLOGÍA, FERTILIDAD Y ORTOPEDIA.
23.- Taniqua Alexander Miller, MD (USA). Assistant professor in the department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology at Yale University. After completing her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, she went on to complete her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She is a fellow of the American College of OB/GYNs and is recognized as a national certified menopause practitioner for the North American Menopause Society. Her clinical interests include midlife and menopausal health, hormone therapy, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
24.- Mario G. Vega Croker (USA/Panamá). Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility – Executive Board Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, Fellow en Endocrinología Reproductiva e Infertilidad.
25.- Eric Huygue (Francia). Professeur des Universités Praticien Hospitalier
Département d’Urologie, Pr. Pascal RISCHMANN Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de Toulouse - Rangueil. Université Paul Sabatier / CHU de Toulouse. Membre du Comité d’Andrologie de l’Association Française d’Urologie. Membre du conseil d’administration de la Société d’Andrologie de Langue Française.
26.- Dr. Thierry Almont PhD.(Francia/Martinica). Épidémiologiste & Méthodologiste, Santé Publique & Recherche Clinique Fertilité & Sexualité humaines, Oncologie & Soins de support. Collaboration CHUM - Groupe VICAN, Soumission d’un projet collaboratif INCa entre le CHUM et le Groupe VICAN (Marseille) portant sur les « Freins et leviers au dépistage par frottis cervico-utérin (fcu) du cancer du col de l’utérus aux Antilles françaises (FOSFOWE). » (LI). 2018 Evénements et projets, Réflexion quant à la mise en place de VICAN-DOM avec le Groupe VICAN. Pressenti pour coordonner l’étude VICAN-DOM en Martinique.
Participation aux 40èmes Rencontres Annuelles de IACR, du 13 au 15 novembre, Aréquipa, Pérou. Participation à une mission de coopération INTERREG, du 7 au 14 décembre, dans le cadre d’un appel à projet de l’AFD pour le développement de la prise en charge en oncosexologie et oncofertilité à Cuba en
vis-à-vis du CHUM, La Havane, Cuba. Développement des collaborations entre l’Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, ’Université Numérique Francophone Mondiale et les DROM pour la mise en place de formations professionnelles en e-learning.
27.- Dr. Tessa Roseboom (Netherland). Professor of Early Development and Health at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her work focusses on the impact of the early life environment on growth, development and health throughout life. Her studies in the Dutch famine birth cohort provided the first direct evidence in humans that maternal nutrition during gestation affected offspring´s and potentially grand-offspring’s health (www.hongerwinter.nl). Her current research focuses on the fundamental biological processes that underlie ‘developmental programming’ and on translation to current pregnancies, in developed and developing settings. These studies include observational and experimental studies of the long term consequences of lifestyle interventions before and during pregnancy (www.womb-project.eu), obstetric interventions, hyperemesis gravidarum, and assisted reproduction techniques. The ultimate aim of her work is to contribute to improved human health by giving each child the best possible start in life.
28.- Stephen Lye Ph.D.(Canada). Senior Investigator at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Sinai Health System where he is the Scotia Bank Scientist in Child and Adolescent Development and the Women’s Auxiliary Chair in Women’s and Infants’ Health Research. Dr. Lye is Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Physiology and Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Lye leads the Alliance for Human Development, a transdisciplinary initiative that seeks to improve the health and well-being of all children, everywhere, by focusing on optimizing their development in early life.
His research has integrated discovery, clinical and translational studies including the commercialization of discoveries in partnership with industry. Dr. Lye has established international research consortia focused on identifying interactions between an individual’s genetic make-up and their environment during the first 2000 days of life that underlie obesity and cardio-metabolic disorders. He has published over 230 research papers on pregnancy and maternal-child health with a special focus on mechanisms underlying preterm birth and other pregnancy complications. Dr. Lye has received numerous awards and honors, including Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) and the President’s Scientific Achievement Award from the Society for Reproductive Investigation.
29.- Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis (Canada). She has the distinction of holding two research chairs. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Community Health at the University of Toronto and the Women’s Health Research Chair at the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital. She is currently the principal investigator of six large, multi-site studies related to breastfeeding exclusivity and perinatal depression. She is also examining the relationship between maternal and paternal postpartum depression and early child development and analyzing why immigrant women are at higher risk to develop postpartum depression. She is a co-investigator on 21 other research projects concerning maternal and paternal health outcomes. She has over $6 million in national research funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). She has more than 150 peer-review publications and has lead nine Cochrane systematic reviews. Lastly, she developed the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale, the most widely used breastfeeding measure in the world. Her methodological expertise focuses on randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Dr. Dennis is also a Senior Scientist at the Women’s College Research Institute and is cross-appointed to the Department of Psychiatry in U of T’s Faculty of Medicine.
30.- Michelle Khan (EUA). Michelle Khan is a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the United States. Works in Northern California at Kaiser Permanent, Comprehensive Health Center. She studied Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He made his residency in Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Later he did a fellowship in infectious diseases of the reproductive tract at the University of California, San Francisco, where he studied particularly diseases related to the Human Papilloma virus. Dr. Khan has practiced high resolution anoscopy for the past seven years.
31.- Naomi Jay (USA). Naomi Jay is an assistant clinical professor of nursing at the University of California San Francisco School Of Nursing. She is a nurse practitioner in the UCSF Division of Medicine and specializes in anal neoplasia. She has been instrumental in the development of tools and methodology for the detection and diagnosis of HPV-associated anal disease and has practiced in the field now known as High Resolution Anoscopy since 1991. She is an internationally recognized educator in HRA. She began her career in women’s health and has also worked in cervical HPV clinical studies of adolescents and young women. Jay completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. After a 5-year sojourn in Israel growing wine grapes on Kibbutz Gezer, she is Master’s in Nursing, specializing in Women's Health and completed her doctorate in nursing at UCSF in 2007. Dr. Jay is the president of the International Anal Neoplasia Society and also serves on the board of the American Society of Cervical Colposcopy and Pathology.
32.-Warner K. Huh, MD (EUA). Professor, Vice Chair of Gynecology, Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and the Margaret Cameron Spain Endowed Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Professor in the Department of Surgery, and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the UAB School of Public Health, and Senior Medical Officer and Senior Scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include screening and prevention of HPV related diseases as well as novel immunotherapeutic approaches for pre-invasive disease of the cervix as well as cervical cancer. Dr. Huh serves on the editorial boards of Gynecologic Oncology and The Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. He currently serves as President and sits on the Executive Committee of the ASCCP. He is on the steering committee for the ASCCP treatment guidelines and was co-chair of the ASCCP colposcopy standards effort. Dr. Huh has also served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and currently serves as President (2019-2020). Dr. Huh is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Cervical and Uterine Cancers Panel
33.- Kalinda Woods MD, FACOG (EUA). Practicing physician and Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Woods has specific interests in adolescent gynecology and education of women and girls in matters of reproductive health and well-being. She is a graduate of Howard University, where she double majored in Biology and Chemistry earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 2000. She is a proud graduate of Meharry Medical College, earning the MD degree with Dean's Honors in 2004. Dr. Woods went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University. She is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians Gynecologists and has published numerous essays on patient perception and physician/ patient relationships in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Huffington Post.
34.- Stephen G. Matthews (Canada).- Professor of Physiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the Director of Research at the Alliance of Human Development. Professor Matthews received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. He was appointed to the University of Toronto in 1996, and served as Chair of the Department of Physiology 2007-2014.
His research is focused towards understanding how alterations in the fetal environment can affect developmental trajectories leading to modification of neurologic and endocrine function. His recent research has established that the effects of altered fetal environments can extend across multiple generations. With a focus on epigenetics, his research team is determining the molecular mechanisms by which such ‘programming’ can occur. In a parallel program of study, his group is investigating drug and hormone transport mechanisms in the placenta and fetal brain, with a focus on developing novel treatments that modulate drug transport at these two sites, and that ultimately protect the fetus.
Professor Matthews is committed to translating fundamental research. He was founding co-director of the MAVAN program, which follows neurocognitive development in children following adverse early experience, and has been involved in a number of large international clinical trials. He has published over 200 scientific papers/book chapters, is regularly invited to present his work around the world and is involved in a number of international research initiatives.
35.- Dr. Dan Farine MD, FRCSC (Israel). Received his medical degree at Tel-Aviv University and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Toronto in 1986. He finished his fellowship in Maternal/Fetal Medicine at Columbia University, New York in 1988 following which he was appointed as a Staff Perinatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He became the Director of Maternal/Fetal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1990 and the Head of Obstetrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1992. In 2004, he was appointed to be the Head of Maternal/ Fetal Medicine at the University of Toronto. In 2010 he became an Honorary Professor at University of Moscow and in 2016 Adjunct Professor at the Medical University of Vienna. Dr. Farine has widely published with more than 180 peer reviewed papers of which 9 received research awards. These included SPO and SMFM best paper awards, several best poster awards as well as awards from the Society for Gynecologic Investigation and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada . He is the editor of four textbooks in Obstetrics and an author of many book chapters. Dr. Farine has also received numerous teaching awards. He was a member and the Head of The MFM Committee of the SOGC for 15 years and has founded the Canadian Society of Maternal/Fetal Medicine.