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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.

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Mauricio Herrera

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Dr Mauricio Herrera

Maternal Fetal Medicine – Fetal Surgery

Fetal Neurology – Fetal Cardiology

Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine Department

Colsanitas Clinic – Keralty Holdings

Director of International Center of Fetal Therapy and Surgery

Momprenatal Fetal Center Director

Maternal Fetal Medicine Foundation President


Dr. Mauricio Herrera is an obstetrician gynecologist with a specialty in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Fetal Surgery and Therapy, Fetal Cardiology and Fetal Neurology. He is the Director of the Maternal Fetal Department at the Colsanitas Clinic – since 2001.

Actually Dr. Herrera is the director of the International Center of Fetal Surgery and therapy is a referrer center for validated fetal surgeries and therapies, he is in charge of more than 120 cases of fetal therapies and surgeries each year with patients from different regions from Colombia and also from other countries in Latin America.

Actually is the President of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Foundation.
He dedicates all the time for the Maternal Fetal Medicine, Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal therapy and surgery.

Since 2020, Dr. Herrera is the Director of management and knowledge transfer in the Global Institute of Clinical Excellence as part of the Presidency of Health and Innovation in Keralty, he is in charge of the integration of the knowledge in 8 countries in the Keralty operation.

Dr. Herrera started his work in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Diagnosis in 2000, when he created the Maternal Fetal Unit in Colsanitas Clinic. He also began the first recognized fellowship program in maternal fetal medicine in Colombia at the University Of Rosary School Of Medicine.
He is presently the Director of the Fellowship Program in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Fetal Cardiology and Fetal Neurology in Sanitas University and Rosario University.

As Director of fellowship program, he is responsible for research and education in the Maternal Fetal Unit and for all courses and online education offered by Sanitas University.

Since 2006, Dr. Herrera had served as a member of the educational committee of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG). This responsibility involves his expertise in education in all countries in Latin America.
He was member of the ISUOG Board from 2014 to 2019.

He created the Fellows Program in fetal cardiology and neurology more than 400 physicians have completed the training program.
He is the creator and director of the advanced fetal medicine Internet network with an impact factor of 6000 doctors registered around the world.

His is leading and was the creator of the Latino American Center for Fetal Surgery and
Therapy, actually he is doing more than 70 fetal surgery each year and that include fetal surgery for myelomeningocele, surgery in TWINS, fetal tumors, fetal shunts, EXIT, fetal tracheal occlusion and more.

He is considered an opinion leader in the area of obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, fetal ultrasound, fetal malformation screening and fetal therapy.

In addition to publishing numerous articles and abstracts, he is a featured speaker in many meetings, courses and medical Congresses both in Colombia and internationally and travels over 105,000 miles worldwide annually as part of his commitment to promote education in the field of ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, prenatal biochemical screening, maternal fetal health and related technologies

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Vincent des Portes

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Pr Vincent des Portes, MD, PhD
Born: June, 16 1965, Colmar, France.
Head of the department of child neurology, University Hospital HFME, Lyon, France
Professor of Pediatrics, Medical school Lyon Sud, University Lyon 1, France.
Registration Number French National council of physicians : N° d’inscription Conseil National de l’Ordre : 69/13955

1. MD (1994): Clinical training in Pediatrics (1989 – 1994) &Clinical Fellowship (1998_2001), APHP, Paris
2. PhD (1994-1998): Genetics of X-Linked Intellectual disabilities, Pr J Chelly, Pr A Kahn, Cochin, France;
3. Post-doctoral Position (2002): research fellow, The MIND Institute, Sacramento, Davis Univ. CA, USA.
4. Prize from the French Academia of Science, 1998: human genetics and pathology (works on the DCX gene).

Expert in National comittees in the field of Autism and Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD).
– 2013: Head of DéfiScience, national network for rare diseases of Neurodevelopment.
– 2013-2016: INSERM, « Expertise Collective » on Intellectual Disabilities, promotor: CNSA.
– 2017: HAS, Task force « autism: state of the art: update ».
– 2017-2018: Comité de pilotage de la concertation pour le 4e plan autisme au sein des TND.
– 2018-2023: Conseil National Autisme et TND. Délégation Interministérielle, stratégie autisme et neurodéveloppement, secrétariat d’Etat chargé des personnes handicapées auprès du 1er ministre.

Coordinator of three Inter University Diploma (DIU) in the field of NDD: Neuropsychologie Education Pédagogie; Déficience Intellectuelle; Neurodéveloppement.
Scientific expert, START Project: translational Teaching in NDD (funded by CNSA, ARS IDF/ARA).

Unit L2C2, Institute for Cognitive Science – Marc Jeannerod, (ISC-MJ), Lyon, France.
– Coordinator of a national grant, Ministry of Health (PHRC national 2008), still ongoing, that led to 15 publications «Neuronal Networks and cognitive processes in X-Linked Intellectual Disabilities».
– Investigator (PI for France) in 5 Multisite pharmacological trials in Fragile X Syndrome.

166 citations in PubMed. SIGAPS: 1449 H index: 43 (Google Scholar)

Five main publications
des Portes V, Pinard JM, Billuart P, // Kahn A, Beldjord C, and Chelly J. Identification of a novel CNS Gene Required for Neuronal Migration and involved in X-linked Subcortical Laminar Heterotopia and Lissencephaly syndrome. Cell, 1998, 92 : 51-61. (IF: 31.3)
– Curie A, Nazir T, Brun A, // Roy A, des Portes V. The c.429-452 duplication of the ARX gene: a unique developmental-model of limb kinetic apraxia. 2014 Orphanet J Rare Dis 2014; 9: 25. (IF: 3.6)
– Berry-Kravis E *, des Portes V*, Hagerman R, Jacquemont S, // Apostol G, von Raison F. Mavoglurant in fragile X syndrome: Results of two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Sci TranslMed. 2016; 8(321):321ra5. * Both authors contributed equally as co-first authors. (IF: 16.7)
– Curie A, Brun A, Cheylus A, // Hadjikhani N, Gollub RL, des Portes V. A Novel Analog Reasoning Paradigm: New Insights in Intellectually Disabled Patients. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2):e0149717. (IF: 3)
– Berry-Kravis EM, Lindemann L, Jønch AE, Apostol G, Bear MF, Carpenter RL, Crawley JN, Curie A, des Portes V, Hossain F, Gasparini F, Gomez-Mancilla B, Hessl D, Loth E, Scharf SH, Wang PP, Von Raison F, Hagerman R, Spooren W, Jacquemont S. Drug development for neurodevelopmental disorders: lessons learned from fragile X syndrome. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2018; 17(4):280-299. (IF: 57)

European Patent
n°97 402 811.0, 1997: A new gene called XLIS and the XLIS gene product, called doublecortin and their applications. Co-Inventeurs : J Chelly, A Kahn, V des Portes, JM Pinard.
French patent. « Brevet d’invention » INPI n° ICG10755, 2012: Dispositif d’évaluation des capacités cognitives d’un patient.
Demandeurs HCL, Lyon 1, CNRS. Inventeurs : A Curie, V des Portes, A Cheylus, G Bussy.


Lyon, February 14th, 2023

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Moran Haussman

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Moran Hausman-Kedem, MD is a pediatric neurologist and head of the Pediatric Stroke and Neurovascular Service at the Pediatric Neurology Institute, Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel. She completed a residency in General Pediatrics and a pediatric neurology and child development fellowship at Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital in Tel Aviv, and a specialized training in pediatric stroke at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Hausman-Kedem also completed a research fellowship at the Goldsmith laboratory of Developmental and Molecular Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, where she focused on whole exome sequencing analyses in children with autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Hausman-Kedem established the first pediatric stroke center in Israel and is the co-chair of the IPSO genetic stroke working group. Her primary research focus is on investigating the genetic underpinnings of cerebrovascular diseases in children using advanced sequencing techniques. Specifically, she aims to understand the relationship between genetic factors, phenomenology, and patient outcomes.

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Laurent Guibaud

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Andrea Righini

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Born in Forlì, Italy, 01/16/1964
Marital status: married, 1 daughter

1983 Diploma di Maturita’ Classica from Liceo-Ginnasio G.B. Morgnagni, Forlì, Italy (60/60).
1989 Medical Degree from University of Bologna, Italy, (110 cum laude)
1992 ECFMG certificate, FLEX certificate (State of Pennsylvania)
1993 Board certificate in Radiology from University of Bologna (30 cum laude)
Clinical activity
1993 (November) – 2000 Assistant in Neuroradiology Dept. of IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano, Milan, Italy
2001-2013 Assistant in Neuroradiology Dept. of Children’s Hospital V. Buzzi, Milan, Italy.
2013- Present Chief of Neuroradiology Dept. of Children’s Hospital V. Buzzi, Milan, Italy.

Research activity

1991 – 1993 (November) Research Fellow of Neuroimaging Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Author of 105 articles about Neuroimaging and Magnetic Resonance topics as reported by Pubmed (


Teaching activity

2002 – Present –  Lecturer in the Residency Program in Radiology of the University of Milan, Italy.


Current research and clinical focus

Fetal, neonatal and pediatric neuroradiology