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Rodrigo Ruano, MD
- Clinical Interests:
- Prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies and fetal therapy for congenital diaphragmatic hernia, fetal lower urinary tract obstruction, myelomeningocele, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, and fetal tumors
Universidade de Sao Paulo, 1997
Universidade de Sao Paulo, 2001
Universite Rene Descartes, 2003
Universidade de Sao Paulo, 2005
Rodrigo Ruano, MD, PhD, is a professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and co-director of The Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Dr. Ruano focuses his clinical efforts on developing and investigating new minimally invasive fetal therapies, such as fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO) for congenital diaphragmatic hernia, fetal cystoscopy for fetal bladder obstruction, in utero repair of fetal spina bifida, and fetoscopic laser ablation for twin-twin transfusion syndrome.
He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed articles (PUBMED) and 50 book chapters pertaining to maternal-fetal medicine, prenatal detection of congenital anomalies, 3D/4D fetal ultrasonography, and fetal surgery.
Dr. Ruano received his medical degree from the Medical School of University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (1992-1997). He completed his residency at the Hospital das Clinicas Medical School of University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (1998-2001). Additional training included a Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, AP-HP, Université de Paris V, Paris, France (2001-2003) and Fetal Surgery fellowship at Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-em-Yvelines, France (2003-2004). He concluded his PhD thesis “Evaluation of lung volumes by 3D-ultrasonography in fetuses with diaphragmatic hernia congenital isolation” at the Medical School of University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil in 2005. He was Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics and Physiology, Chair of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division and Director of Fetal Section at Mayo Clinic Rochester from 2016-2021.
- North America Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTnet), International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society (IFMSS)
- International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)
- International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD)
- American College of Medicine (ACOF)
- Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
- UT Physicians Women’s Center – Texas Medical Center
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