Arthur C. Fleischer, MD, received the BS degree, Magna cum Laude, in Biology from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1973. In 1976, he received the MD degree from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta, and in 1980, he completed the Radiology Residency/Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Fleischer began his medical career in 1974 as the Acting Director of Diagnostic Ultrasound at the Medical College of Georgia. He came to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1976 and has held the following positions: Acting Director of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Clinical Fellow in Ultrasound, Assistant Professor (Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology), and Associate Professor (Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology). Additionally, Dr. Fleischer was Visiting Professor in Radiology (Diagnostic Ultrasound) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Presently, he is Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences (1987); Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Secondary) (1987); Medical Director of the Sonography Training Program (1981); and Medical Director of Ultrasound, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Dr. Fleischer has been active in several specialty societies including the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (Board of Governors, Fellow), the American College of Radiology (Fellow), the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (Fellow), and the Society for the Advancement of Women’s Imaging (Cofounder and President).
Professor Fleischer has authored more than 200 research papers regarding clinical aspects of diagnostic ultrasound and 23 textbooks involving the use of diagnostic sonography in obstetrics/gynecology. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Larry Mack Award for Best Research Paper by the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound in 1998, the William Fry Award for Outstanding Contributions to Ultrasound by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine in 1999, the Frank H. Boehm Award for Contribution to Continuing Medical Education by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2005, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Medical College of Georgia in 2007. In 2011, Dr. Fleischer was honored with the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiology.
Jacques S. Abramowicz, MD, is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois and serves as Director of Ultrasound Services. He is an expert in the use of ultrasound for prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies, screening for early detection of ovarian cancer, and bioeffects and the safety of ultrasound.
Dr. Abramowicz is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), and the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society (AGOS).
Dr. Abramowicz received the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine for his significant contributions to the scientific progress of medical diagnostic ultrasound as well as the AIUM Presidential Award for services to the society. He also was the recipient of the 2011 March of Dimes Jonas Salk Leadership Award.
He is on the Executive Bureau of the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB), is a member of the WHO Guidelines Task Force on Non-Ionizing Radiation, and was elected a member of the Scientific Expert Group of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) in May 2016. He is currently the chair of the Bioeffects Committee of WFUMB and served as the past chair of the Bioeffects Committees of the AIUM and the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG).
He has published over 175 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals as well as over 20 book chapters. He is coeditor of several books and the editor of First Trimester Ultrasound: A Comprehensive Guide, published in 2016. In addition, he has delivered 220 invited lectures to national and international audiences.
Luis F. Gonçalves, MD, is a Pediatric Radiologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gonçalves has over 25 years of experience in Fetal Imaging, including obstetrical ultrasonography, Doppler velocimetry, fetal echocardiography, 3D ultrasound, and fetal MRI. He received his medical degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 1987. His first residency was in Obstetrics and Gynecology, in Brazil. After residency, Dr. Gonçalves received training in Fetal Medicine and completed two research fellowships, the first in Obstetrical Ultrasonography at the Radiology Department of Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, TN, and the second in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), located at Hutzel Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Upon returning to Brazil in 1995, Dr. Gonçalves continued to practice Fetal Medicine, focusing on prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies and antenatal testing. During that time, he obtained a Master Degree in Medical Sciences. Dr. Gonçalves returned to the United States in 2003 to lead the ultrasound unit of the Perinatology Research Branch of the NICHD in Detroit, under the direction of Dr. Roberto Romero, a position that he held until 2006. In 2007, he decided to pursue an additional residency in Diagnostic Radiology followed by fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Gonçalves subsequently served as Co-Director of Fetal Imaging and staff Pediatric Radiologist at Beaumont Hospital, in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he led the hospital’s Fetal MRI program until 2017. He also served as Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Dr. Gonçalves’ main areas of interest are prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies by ultrasonography and fetal MRI, fetal echocardiography, 3D ultrasonography, and Doppler velocimetry applied to the evaluation of fetal well-being. Dr. Gonçalves has co-authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. Outside of work he loves spending time with his family, working out, biking, sailing, and music. He and his wife Sofia have two children, Bruno and Rafael.
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 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, Anne, have three daughters.
Ana Monteagudo, MD, received her medical degree from Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York City and completed her residency there in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After finishing a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at College of Physician and Surgeons, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, she joined its faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; subsequently becoming an Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Afterward, she joined the faculty at New York University School of Medicine, where she was a tenured Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Maternal-Fetal-Medicine Fellowship. At NYU she also served as Director of Maternal-Medicine, Director of Bellevue Hospital Ultrasound Unit, and Associate Director of NYU Medical Center Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound Unit. In 2015, Dr. Ana Monteagudo joined Carnegie Hill Imaging, LLC and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
She is internationally recognized for her work in obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound and is one of the world’s recognized experts on ultrasonography of the fetal brain. A widely published author, has published over 125 peer review articles and review, 78 chapters in textbooks, and two important textbooks on obstetrical ultrasound.
Dr. Monteagudo is a member of many prestigious medical societies and organizations, including the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the Internal Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has won many honors from medical societies for her research on ultrasound detection of malformations in the fetus.
Ilan E. Timor, MD, is widely known for his research in Ob/Gyn ultrasound laying the fundamentals of transvaginal ultrasound. He has received numerous awards for his work and delivered lectures in 25 different countries. He has published eight books including the first two books ever written on transvaginal sonography (translated into 3 languages) and fetal neurosonography, and more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters. His book on ultrasound of the fetal brain was translated in Italian and Spanish.
He is the recipient of awards for his lifetime achievements: The Fry Lecture Award and The Ultrasound Pioneer Award by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, The Ian Donald Medal by the International Society of Ultrasound in Ob/Gyn, The Liley Medal by the International Society “The Fetus as a Patient” and The Ob/Gyn Ultrasound Award by the Israeli Society of Ultrasound in Ob/Gyn.
Dr. Timor received his medical degree from Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel, and completed a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1984, he was appointed Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical School of the Technion in Haifa, Israel. In 1986, he joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center as a Professor of Ob/Gyn. From 1998 he undertook a job at NYU School of Medicine as Director of Ob/Gyn Ultrasound and was appointed as Professor of Ob/Gyn. At present, he is a Professor of Ob/Gyn at New York University School of Medicine and is Division Director of Ob/Gyn Ultrasound.
Dr. Timor is a member of numerous medical societies and organizations, including the American Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the New York Perinatal Society, The New York Obstetrical Society, The New York Gynecological Society, and the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Presently he serves on the Board of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine as well on the Editorial Board of its journal.
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.