Project Title: Development of novel ultrasound tools for maternal and fetal cardiovascular assessment
Veronica obtained her graduation in Medicine in July 2012 and specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology in September 2018 at San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy. Her clinical inclination has always been combined with basic research focused on the mechanisms underlining physiological and pathological phenomena. During her clinical training, the placental function and its related obstetrical complications have become her main fields of interest. Indeed, she has developed a strong engagement in studying pregnancies at high-risk of placental insufficiency as those obtained by in vitro fertilization techniques. She would like to deepen the study of the interaction between maternal and placental mechanisms in the development of obstetrical syndromes such as preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, placental abnormalities and spontaneous/iatrogenic prematurity. This ambitious aim could be reached using new diagnostic tools in order to assess placental, fetal and maternal compartments and could be a solid starting point to design new strategies for preventing maternal and perinatal morbidity.
Institution: St George’s Hospital, London, UK
Supervisor: Prof Baskaran Thilaganathan, St. Georges Hospital, London, UK