Caterina Bilardo (Netherlands)
Caterina (Katia) M. Bilardo was born in Savigliano (Piedmont), Italy. After completing cum laude in 1983 her Medical studies and the Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Turin, she trained as Fellow in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Medicine (1985- 1989)at King’s College Hospital, London, where she worked under the supervision of Prof. S. Campbell and Prof. K. N. Nicolaides.
Since 1989 she lives in the Netherlands where she has worked as Consultant and Head of the Prenatal Diagnosis department at the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam (1992-2010). In 1994 she defended her PhD thesis at the University of Groningen. Since 2010 she works at the University Medical Center Groningen where, in 2011, she has been appointed Professor in Fetal Medicine. In the Netherlands she has been President of the Dutch Working Party for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is currently member of the Committee Prenatal Screening of the National Health Council. She is also currently director of the Prenatal Screening Association North –East Netherlands.
Since 2007 she is in the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Ginecology.
Since 2009 she is Board member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG). In 2013 she is Chair of the Education Committee within ISUOG and recently she has been elected incoming President elect.
- Doppler study of the utero-placental and fetal circulation (chief researcher Truffle study)
- Fetal dysmorphology ( 2 and 3D studies)
- First trimester ultrasound Down syndrome screening and Psychological aspects of Screening
- Fetal cardiology
She has published more than 135 peer reviewed articles and has supervised numerous PhD students