Roberto Jose Romero Galue MD, DSc
Dr. Roberto Romero is Chief of the Perinatology Research Branch and Head of the Program for Perinatal Research and Obstetrics in the Division of Intramural Research of NICHD. The branch is currently housed at Wayne State University School of Medicine/Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Romero trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University and completed his Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Subsequently, he joined the faculty and became the Director of Perinatal Research. In 1992, he became Chief of the Perinatology Research Branch of NICHD/NIH. Over the course of his career, Dr. Romero's work has focused on the early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy, the prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies, and the study of the mechanisms of disease responsible for pregnancy complications (preterm labor, preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, fetal death, fetal systemic inflammation, cerebral palsy, etc.). The Perinatology Research Branch uses a multidisciplinary approach to study complications of pregnancy, which include the disciplines of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Neonatology, Placental Pathology, Perinatal Epidemiology, and High-Dimensional Biology (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and computational biology) as well as Immunology, Microbiology, and Nanomedicine.