Dr Ioannis Papastefanou MD, MSc, PhD
Dr Ioannis Papastefanou is an Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Sub-specialist in Fetal and Maternal Medicine and a Visiting Senior Lecturer, Department of Women and Children’s Health, School of Life Course & Population Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King’s College London. He is Editor for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology - ISUOG.
His active clinical special interests include all aspects of fetal - maternal medicine and ultrasound scanning, prenatal diagnosis of genetic conditions, fetal growth, stillbirth, pre-eclampsia, non-invasive and invasive prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy.
He studied medicine at the University of Patras Greece; he holds two Master degrees; he obtained his PhD on the role of the 3D ultrasound scan for the prediction of pre-eclampsia and growth restriction from the Medical School at the University of Athens, Greece; he was a Research Fellow at the Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine at King’s College; he has been involved in a number of research projects in collaboration with the Fetal Medicine Foundation and the Fetal Medicine Research Institute, King’s College Hospital, London, UK.
His research has focused on the field of maternal and fetal medicine including, preterm birth, prenatal diagnosis, gestational diabetes, placental disease, pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction, prediction models for pregnancy complications and precision medicine applied in obstetrics.
He currently works with the Fetal Medicine Foundation, to develop a novel methodology for the timely identification and effective stratification of pregnancies at risk for fetal growth restriction with the ultimate goal to improve antenatal management and inform provision of choice for care. With his success in developing prognostic - prediction models tailored to the each pregnancy’s individual needs, his aim is to contribute in the improvement of obstetric care, through clinical research, education and advocacy.