Jose L Peiro


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Jose L. Peiro, MD, PhD, MBA

Dr. JL Peiro is Professor of Surgery at University of Cincinnati Medical College and Director of the Cincinnati Children’s Fetal Care Center. He has a broad background in congenital anomalies research and clinical neonatal and fetal surgery.

He did his medical school degree at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB), 1989, and his Pediatric Surgery training residence at Hospital Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona, 1991-1995. Since 2002, Prof. Peiro began a European pioneer clinical fetal surgery program in Barcelona (Spain), leading it for 12 years. He has a PhD and also an MBA degree. He moved to USA in 2013, and currently he maintains an active clinical practice in fetal surgery at the CCHMC Fetal Care Center being Director of Endoscopic Fetal Surgery, treating prenatally different complex fetal conditions.
In the other hand, He’s coordinating research in different lines of fetal surgery in his Laboratory at the Center for Fetal and Placental Research in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

His main lines of research are fetal hydrocephalus, myelomeningocele/spina bifida, gastroschisis, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Other research interest also includes cell therapy and tissue engineering. Dr. Peiro received recently a R01 Award from the NIH to study a novel bioengineer designed spinal cord-friendly patch for prenatal repair of fetuses with spina bifida. His research group has developed several animal models for intrauterine correction of different fetal conditions and promotes translational research for human clinical application that allows him and cincinnati to be in the clinical cutting-edge of fetal surgery.