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 Expert  726607

Expert in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Obstetric Ultrasound, Clinical Trials, Prematurity, Tobacco, Pesticides

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Oregon (OR)
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Expert is an obstetrician/gynaecologist. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Pontificia Javeriana in Colombia in 1982, he worked as a rural physician in Colombia for two years before completing his resident training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1987 at the University. He continued his postgraduate study in Perinatal Medicine and Ultrasound in the U.K for a year before completing his fellowship training in Clinical Epidemiology and receiving his Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology [M.S.C.E.] at the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. After receiving his M.S.C.E. he completed additional training in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital for six years including three years of clinical rotations in OBGYN.

He worked as a Senior Staff fellow at the Perinatology Research Branch of the NIH. He is currently working at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Expert's University. He is actively involved in research focusing on infectious diseases, prevention of premature birth, prevention of post-partum hemorrhage, smoking in pregnancy, and the effects of pesticides on reproductive health.


antenatal diagnosis


amniotic fluid


electronic fetal monitoring


fetal heart monitoring


fetal monitoring




obstetric labor complication






women's health


premature birth








maternal fetal medicine


pregnancy hypertension

He is the founder and coordinator for a perinatal and reproductive health industry as well as a Director of Perinatal Research at his affiliated hospital. He is affiliated with five different hospitals in various Oregon and Washington regions.

He is the Coordinator of the Global Network for Perinatal and Reproductive Health (GNPRH), which is affiliated with the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN). His work in GNPRH includes conducting applied research in prevention of maternal and neonatal death and disability, mainly in developing countries. His clinical interests include preterm labor, ultrasound in pregnancy, maternal disease in pregnancy and prenatal diagnosis. His special interests are prevention of prematurity, maternal mortality, reproductive tract infections, particularly in an international context.

His consulting experiences include advising for the World Health Organization on issues concerning health in both North and South America. He also served as a regional advisory panelist for several South American and Central American countries. His most current consulting experiences include serving as an expert consultant on the POPPHI Project as well as the Oxytocin Challenge for a company that is dedicated to the promotion of advancing technology in heath.






fetal alcohol syndrome


birth asphyxia


fetal death


fetal disease


fetal erythroblastosis


fetal hypoxia


fetal imaging


fetal macrosomia


fetal medicine


fetal nutrition disorder


fetal tissue


gestational diabetes


intrauterine growth restriction


meconium aspiration


obstetric surgical procedure



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Portland, Oregon;  Eugene, Oregon;  Salem, Oregon;  Gresham, Oregon;  Beaverton, Oregon;  Hillsboro, Oregon;  and Vancouver, Washington.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   MD   Medicine   Colombia  
1988   Postgraduate study   Perinatal Medicine and Ultrasound   Royal Postgraduate Medical School  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2004 to


(Undisclosed University)


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology


1999 to 2004


Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Assistant Professor


1995 to 1997


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


Perinatology Research Branch


Senior Staff Fellow


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the following associatons: Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN), American Public Health Association, Oregon Medical Association, International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Society for Nicotine and Tobacco Research.


Expert is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania (inactive), Oregon, Washington state.

Professional Appointments

Expert has held over 15 editorial appointments as a reviewer for numerous journals. He currently holds an editorial appointment for the International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He has also been appointed as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology for several institutions including his current appointment as Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Expert's University. He has been appointed Project Director for the PNLS, Coordinator for the INCLEN Reproductive Health Working Group, Founder and Coordinator for the Global Network for Perinatal and Reproductive Health, Director of the Research in Reproductive Health Division at Jefferson Medical College and Director of Perinatal Research at Sacred Heart Medical Center. He currently holds several hospital appointments at 5 different hospitals. He also serves as a committee member at several committees including the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research, Committee on Promotion and Tenure, Committee on Research at Jefferson Medical College and Graduate Medical Education Committee.


Expert was awarded the following honors: Technical Cooperation Scholarship from the British Government, the Rockefeller Foundation M.S. Scholarship (INCLEN) for the study Clinical Epidemiology, the Clarence C. Briscoe Award for excellence in teaching and practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Dean's Citation for Faculty Mentoring at Jefferson Medical College and the Travel award (International Competition).

Medical/Professional Internships

He completed fellowships in Perinatology at the University of London and in Clinical Epidemiology and Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has over 50 Peer Review publications, 13 chapter publications and over 85 abstract publications. He currently has over 15 articles and peer reviews in-press publications on the subject of OB-GYN.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has experience as a Consultant for the Oxytocin Challenge in Washington D.C. in 2008.
  • He has experience as a Consultant for the POPPHI Project in Washington, D.C. in 2005.
  • He has been an advisor for the World Health Organization (WHO) concerning Central and South American issues.
  • He has also worked as a consulting staff member at Bryn Mawr and Lankenau Hospitals working with patients in prenatal care.
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He has a good proficiency in the language.


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