16145 Milwaukee Academy of Medicine - Issues Related to Identical Twin Gestation - November 15, 2016
Issues Related to Identical Twin Gestation
This year’s Milwaukee Academy Medicine’s Distinguished Achievement Award recipient is Dr. Julian E. De Lia. An obstetrician/gynecologist, he attended New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, then completed his Ob/Gyn training in New Jersey, and ultimately entered academic medicine. He was on the full-time faculty at the University of Utah, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Illinois in Chicago. He was the medical director of the International Institute for the Treatment of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome.
Dr. De Lia was named by his peers as one (of four) of the pioneers of maternal-fetal surgery, and recognized by both the March of Dimes and Wisconsin Association of Perinatal Care for his 30+ year effort to reverse the high mortality and rate of brain damage seen in babies affected by twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).
In 1988 he developed and performed for the first time, intrauterine placenta laser surgery for TTTS, an operation which is now performed in centers throughout the world.
Dr. De Lia believes that issues related to identical twin gestation are important to all physicians, regardless of specialty.
- Physicians of all medical specialties
- Understanding the changing epidemiology of multiple gestation in the U.S.
- Understanding the placental factors responsible for higher morbidity and mortality rates in MZ monochorionic twins compared to dichorionic twins.
- Understanding the expanding paradigm for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) should include some maternal factors that likely apply to all multiple gestations.
- Understanding the technique and status of fetoscopic placental laser surgery (FLOC) in severe previable TTTS.
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