Arthur C. Fleischer, MD, is Professor of Radiology, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Chief of the Section of Sonography at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. He has written over 20 books and authored over 200 scientific papers involving sonography. His major emphasis has been on furthering clinical applications of sonography, particularly in gynecology and oncology. Dr. Fleischer is most proud of the many individuals he has mentored. He has received several awards for teaching excellence for medical students and graduates, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement from his alma mater, Medical College of Georgia; the Larry Mack Award from the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound; and the William Fry Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. An avid space buff, he and his wife, Lynn, have three grown children.
Eugene C. Toy, MD, is Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Methodist Hospital-Houston, and the John Dunn, Sr., Academic Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph Medical Center-Houston. He is the Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee and Director of the Methodist Hospital-Houston Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency Program. Dr. Toy is Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he is the assistant course director and clerkship director of the obstetrics/ gynecology medical student rotation. He has an appointment as an Associate Professor Clinical, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the Director of Ultrasound at three different clinics in Houston, and practices the full scope of obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Toy is recognized for his teaching and has received numerous medical school as well as national awards. As an author, Dr. Toy is the creator of the popular Case Files series, which has 17 titles and has been translated into 14 different languages. He has authored or coauthored over 100 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters. He is currently president of the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is active in the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. He is likewise board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians. As an avid runner, Dr. Toy has completed seven marathons including the Boston Marathon. He and his wife Terri have four lovely children.
Wesley Lee, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, Michigan. Dr. Lee works in the Division of Fetal Imaging at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He has authored many scientific articles and book chapters pertaining to maternal-fetal medicine, prenatal detection of congenital anomalies, 3D/4D fetal ultrasonography, and fetal magnetic resonance imaging. He is an Associate Investigator with the Perinatology Research Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and also serves as a Scientific Advisor to the World Health Organization. Dr. Lee chaired task forces for the development of fetal cardiac screening guidelines (AIUM, ISUOG) and practice guidelines for fetal echocardiography (AIUM, ACOG, SMFM, ACR). He received the AIUM Presidential Recognition Award in 2001 and other major accomplishments include an NIH Small Business Innovations Research Grant award that led to the development of an educational CD-ROM for the ACOG (Fetal Ultrasound Simulator). Other activities have included Chair, Clinical Standards Committee at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Editorial Board for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Deputy Editor of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. He and his wife, Pam, have two grown children, Malinda and Allison.
Frank A. Manning, MD, is a tenured Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at New York Medical College. He has co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles, several invited articles, and seven books, as well as an independently authored textbook in maternal fetal medicine. He is best known as the originator of the fetal biophysical profile score but is also recognized for his original work in the clinical applications of ultrasound in fetal medicine, including developing the standard method for amniotic fluid volume measurement and interpretation, and for in-utero fetal therapy comprising intravascular transfusions and fetal surgery. He has lectured Fleischer_FM.qxd 9/29/10 5:37 PM Page v widely and has been the recipient of numerous national and international degrees, awards, and gold medals for his contributions to ultrasound and fetal medicine. He is an honorary member of 70 national and international OB/GYN and medical societies. He and his wife, Ann, have three daughters.
Roberto J. Romero, MD, is currently Chief of the Perinatology Research Branch and Program Director for Obstetrics and Perinatology in the Division of Intramural Research of the NICHD/NIH; Professor of Molecular Obstetrics and Genetics at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan; and Professor of Epidemiology at Michigan State University.
Dr. Romero trained in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University where he later became Director of Perinatal Research. Dr. Romero's work has focused on the early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy, the prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies, and the study of the mechanisms of disease responsible for pregnancy complications and fetal injury, with particular emphasis on preterm labor. Dr. Romero is the author of over 750 peer-reviewed publications and several books, including a medical best seller: Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Anomalies. He has done original research in defining fetal anatomy with ultrasound (2D and 3D) and longitudinal studies of fetal growth (with 2D and 3D ultrasound), and has made pioneering contributions to fetal treatment (endoscopic treatment of TRAP sequence). His team has made major contributions in the prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease and the use of Doppler to assess the fetal circulation and predict the development of pregnancy complications.
A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of the United States, Dr. Romero participates in numerous national committees such as the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine and the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Education Foundation. He also serves as editor of the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is an associate editor of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of Maternal- Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, and the Journal of Perinatal Medicine. Dr. Romero is the recipient of the Ian Donald Gold Medal for contributions to Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, awarded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2004 and countless others awards, as well as several Doctorate Honoris Causa from universities around the world (Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary; University of Athens, Greece; University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru; Pontificia Catolica University, Santiago, Chile; University of El Cuzco, Peru; and University of Zulia, Venezuela).