Section of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Genetics Faculty

Sarosh Rana, MD, MPH

Chief, Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
See the Rana Preeclampsia Laboratory page

Research Summary: Dr. Rana's research focuses on the pathogenesis of preeclampsia, a common hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. She is particularly
interested in elucidating the role of angiogenic biomarkers in the prediction of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Dr. Rana conducts national and international translational studies.
She is currently the director of a one year non-accreditted fellowship program, the OBGYN Transitional Research Fellowship. 
View a partial list of Dr. Rana's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.


Jacques Abramowicz, MD

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director of Ultrasound Services

Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Research Summary: Dr. Abramowicz's research largely focuses on the bioeffects and safety of ultrasound, specifically in obstetrics.  Consequently, he serves with several international associations responsible for determining safety guidelines for nonionizing radiation.  Together with Dr. Barua (Rush University), Dr. Abramowicz also uses ultrasound to characterize early ovarian cancer in a unique ovarian cancer model; the egg-laying chicken, which is the only animal that develops spontaneous ovarian cancer similar in histology, metastatic spread and serum antigens to human cancer. . He and Dr. Barua have also described the use of ultrasound contrast agents, targeted to various antigens or factors expressed by the tumor.
View a partial list of Dr. Abramowicz’s publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.