Course Directors

Jacques Abramowicz, MD

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Director of Ultrasound Services, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

The University of Chicago

Jacques Abramowicz, MD, is an expert in the use of ultrasound for prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies and screening for early detection of ovarian cancer.

Dr. Abramowicz’s research focuses on the prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies, screening and early diagnosis of ovarian cancer, and the bioeffects and safety of ultrasound. He is on the Executive Bureau of the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, is a member of the WHO Guidelines Task Force on Non-Ionizing Radiation and was elected a member of the Scientific Expert Group of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection in May 2016.

Dr. Abramowicz received the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine for his significant contributions to the scientific progress of medical diagnostic ultrasound. He also was the recipient of the 2011 March of Dimes Jonas Salk Leadership award.

He has published 175 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as more than 20 book chapters. He is co-editor of several books and the editor of “First Trimester Ultrasound: A Comprehensive Guide,” published in 2015. In addition, he has delivered 220 lectures to national and international audiences.

As a maternal-fetal physician, Julia Bregand-White, MD, provides care for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies. She specializes in the management of the medical complications and disorders of pregnancy, which includes diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, renal disease, multiple gestations, fetal growth restriction and premature birth problems.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Bregand-White is currently investigating research aimed at discovering the relationship between preeclampsia, endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular health.

She has published several peer-reviewed articles, and has made oral and poster presentations at annual meetings of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, among others.