Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal MedicineNorfolk, Virginia, United States of America
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Dr. Alfred Abuhamad's training and strong interest are in fetal & maternal medicine, in ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis over the past two decades, and since his fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine and in ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis at Yale New Haven Medical Center. Prior to that, he attended the American University of Beirut where he earned an M.D. in 1985. After graduate school, Dr. Abuhamad became the Assistant Professor of OB/GYN and Director of Ultrasound at EVMS in Norfolk (1992-1997).
His involvement in the field of ultrasound is primarily focused on the study of Doppler ultrasound, fetal echocardiography, and fetal cardiovascular assessment. He has numerous research projects focused on obstetrics sonography and published a very successful book on fetal echocardiography. Recently, he published an open-access e-book (www.openultrasound.com) on the practical aspect of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology, a book that has been downloaded more than 20,000 times and translated into 10 languages over a 36 months period.
Dr. Abuhamad has also chaired several fetal echocardiography and obstetrical ultrasound educational courses and established an outreach committee within the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics &Gynecology (ISUOG) for ultrasound education and training in underserved communities. This has become a very successful model for the introduction of ultrasound in remote settings. He is actively engaged in several national and international organizations.
He is the past president of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (www.AIUM.org), Perinatal Quality Forum (www.PQF.org) and the Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (www.SUSME.org). Alfred Abuhamad is the current president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (www.SMFM.org). He is actively involved in maternal and fetal patient care and fetal echocardiography. He has also been elaborated in clinical research for his entire academic career and published numerous articles on ultrasound in obstetrics and on fetal cardiovascular assessment. Dr. Abuhamad has chaired the NIH study section on fetal growth and co-chaired an NICHD forum on fetal imaging and fetal growth restriction. He is the current PI on an NIH RO1 grant on the study of the human placenta.