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DIRECTOR - EDGAR ARMANDO HERNANDEZ-ANDRADE, M.D., PH.D.

Wayne State University/Perinatology Research Branch - Fetal and Maternal Imaging Director, Edgar Armando Hernandez-Andrade, M.D., Ph.D.Title

  • Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Director, Fetal and Maternal Imaging, Perinatology Research Branch

Education and Training

  • M.D., Superior School of Medicine, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Masters in Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ph.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Lund, Sweden
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology (Honors received), University of Guanajuato, Ministry of Health, Mexico
  • Fellowship - Perinatal Medicine (Honors received), National Institute of Perinatal Medicine, National Health Council, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Diploma and Fellowship - Fetal Medicine, Harris Birthright Research Center for Fetal Medicine, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona. Spain

Awards and Recognitions

  • Young Research Fellow of the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Research Award “Juan de la Cierva” Council of Health and Education, Spain
  • Senior National Researcher, Mexican Research Council
  • Coordinator of the Fetal Surgery Program, National Institute of Perinatal Medicine, National Health Council, Mexico City
  • Member of the Education Committee. International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)
  • Task Force for the Development of Clinical Guidelines for Doppler Evaluation During Pregnancy. International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)
  • Member of the International Faculty  International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)
  • Associate Editor, Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Associate Editor, Gynecology and Obstetric Investigation
  • Associate Editor, Perinatology and Human Reproduction
  • Best Short Oral Presentation - Patwardhan M, Ahn H, Hernandez Andrade E, Korzeniewski S, Hussein Y, Tang X, Chaiworapongsa T, Hassan SS,  Romero R. OP18.08: Dynamic myometrial changes in the upper and lower uterine segments during the third stage of Labor. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol.  2012;40:110. 22nd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2012.

Research Interests

  • Fetal cardiac function 
  • Fetal neurodevelopment
  • Maternal hemodynamic changes during pregnancy
  • Obesity and perinatal complications
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction

Select Publications

  • Hernandez-Andrade E, Hassan SS, Ahn H, Korzeniewski SJ, Yeo L, Chaiworapongsa T, Romero R. Evaluation of cervical stiffness during pregnancy using semiquantitative ultrasound elastography. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013 Feb;41(2):152-61.
  • Hernandez-Andrade E, Romero R, Ahn H, Hussein Y, Yeo L, Korzeniewski SJ, Chaiworapongsa T, Hassan SS. Transabdominal evaluation of uterine cervical length during pregnancy fails to identify a substantial number of women with a short cervix. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2012 Sep;25:1682-9.
  • Hernandez-Andrade E, Stampalija T, Figueras F. Cerebral blood flow studies in the diagnosis and management of intrauterine growth restriction.  Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2013;25:138-44.
  • Hernandez-Andrade E, Jansson T, Lingman G, Liuba K, Ley D, Maršál K. Blood flow streams in the fetal inferior vena cava: experimental animal study using ultrasound contrast agents. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2014 Mar;43:353-4.
  • Hernandez-Andrade E, Crispi F, Benavides-Serralde JA, Plasencia W, Diesel HF, Eixarch E, Acosta-Rojas R, Figueras F, Nicolaides K, Gratacós E. Contribution of the myocardial performance index and aortic isthmus blood flow index to predicting mortality in preterm growth-restricted fetuses. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2009;34:430-6.

LAMI YEO M.D.

Wayne State University/Perinatology Research Branch - Fetal and Maternal Imaging, Lami Yeo M.D.Title

  • Director of Fetal Cardiology, Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD, NIH, DHHS
  • Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Education and Training

  • M.D. – Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  • Internship and Residency – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Aultman Hospital
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, St. Peter’s University Hospital

Research Accomplishments

  • Co-inventor of a novel method to examine the fetal heart (Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography, or FINE) by application of “intelligent navigation” technology to cardiac volume datasets; patent is pending
  • Development and publication of other novel fetal cardiac algorithms using four-dimensional sonography to allow the generation of cardiac views
  • Evaluation of fetal cardiac function using four-dimensional sonography
  • Authored and co-authored more than 150 peer reviewed publications and 24 book chapters

Awards and Recognitions

  • Research Excellence Award, Wayne State University School of Medicine (2016)
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Perinatology Research Branch (2012, 2013, and 2014)
  • Board of Governors, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) (2013-2016)
  • Section Leader, Fetal Cardiology Scientific Forum at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (2011-2012)
  • Chair, Fetal Echocardiography Community of Practice at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) (2011-2012)
  • Best Oral Presentation Award (Co-investigator), 12th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine, Spain, 2015
  • Best Oral Communications Award (Co-Investigator), 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Imaging technology including MRI, Quebec, 2015
  • Best Oral Communications Award (Co-Investigator), 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Maternal and fetal Doppler including fetal growth, Quebec, 2015
  • 3 Research Excellence Awards (Co-Investigator), 3rd BIRTH Congress: Clinical Challenges in Labor and Delivery, Brazil, 2015
  • Zuspan Awards from Perinatal Resources (Co-Investigator), International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) 2014 World Congress, Louisiana, 2014
  • Research Award (Co-Investigator), Ultrasound meets Magnetic Resonance Congress, Austria, 2013
  • Alfred Kratochwil Award for Best Oral Communication on 3D Ultrasound (Co-Investigator), 19th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Germany, 2009

Research Interests

  • Prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies and congenital heart disease
  • Fetal cardiac evaluation (anatomy and function) using three- and four-dimensional sonography
  • Three-and four-dimensional sonography in obstetrics
  • Magnetic resonance imaging in obstetrics

Select Publications

  • Yeo L, Romero R. Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography (FINE): a novel method for rapid, simple, and automatic examination of the fetal heart. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013; 42: 268-84.
  • Garcia M, Yeo L, Romero R, Haggerty D, Giardina I, Hassan SS, Chaiworapongsa T, Hernandez-Andrade E. Prospective evaluation of the fetal heart using Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography (FINE). Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2016 Nov 1;44(11):1315-1320.
  • Yeo L, Romero R, Jodicke C, Ogge G, Lee W, Kusanovic JP, Vaisbuch E, Hassan S. Four-chamber view and ‘swing technique’ (FAST) echo: a novel and simple algorithm to visualize standard fetal echocardiographic planes. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011; 37:423-31.
  • Yeo L, Romero R, Jodicke C, Kim SK, Gonzalez JM, Ogge G, Lee W, Kusanovic JP, Vaisbuch E, Hassan S. Simple targeted arterial rendering (STAR) technique: a novel and simple method to visualize the fetal cardiac out flow tracts. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011; 37: 549-56.
  • Hamill N, Yeo L, Romero R, Hassan SS, Myers SA, Mittal P, Kusanovic JP, Balasubramaniam M, Chaiworapongsa T, Vaisbuch E, Espinoza J, Gotsch F, Goncalves LF, Lee W. Fetal cardiac ventricular volume, cardiac output, and ejection fraction determined with 4-dimensional ultrasound using spatiotemporal image correlation and virtual organ computer-aided analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011; 205:76.e1-10.