UTHealth Expert List
Sean Blackwell, M.D.
- Emma Sue Hightower Development Board Professorship and The Berel Held, M.D., Professorship in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Director, Larry C. Gilstrap M.D. Center for Perinatal and Women’s Health Research
- Assistant Dean, Healthcare Quality in Perinatal Medicine and Women's Health
- Attending Physician, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
Sean Blackwell, M.D., specializes in maternal-fetal medicine and has clinical and scientific expertise in preterm birth, medical complications of pregnancy, role of obesity in pregnancy outcomes, pregnancy in women with physical disabilities, fetal brain injury and shoulder dystocia. He also is the UTHealth principal investigator for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network.
Previous Interview: http://bit.ly/nibojO
Lara Friel, M.D., Ph.D.
- Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Practicing Physician, The Fetal Center, part of UTHealth and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Lara Friel, M.D., Ph.D., is a high-risk pregnancy obstetrician. Her clinical and research interests include preeclampsia and preterm rupture of fetal membranes. She is a member of the UTHealth Maternal-Fetal team at the The Fetal Center, one of only eight institutions in the country designated as a research center by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Jennifer Hoskovec, M.S., C.G.C.
- Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Director, Prenatal Genetic Counseling Service, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Faculty, Genetic Counseling, UTHealth School of Biomedical Sciences
- Director, Prenatal Genetic Counseling Services, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
Jennifer Hoskovec, M.S., C.G.C., has clinical and research expertise in prenatal testing and screening, psychosocial counseling for prenatal patients, genetic counseling graduate student education and genetic counseling professional issues. She is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counselors and serves as the 2014 president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.
Kenneth Moise, Jr., M.D.
- Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Director, The Fetal Center, part of UTHealth and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
Kenneth J. Moise, Jr., M.D., has a special interest in the prenatal diagnosis and minimally invasive surgical treatment of fetal disorders. These include fetal anemia secondary to maternal red cell alloimmunization, twin-twin transfusion, discordant fetal anomalies in monochorionic twins and twin-reversed arterial perfusion sequence (TRAP). Moise is also actively involved in the open fetal surgical repair program for myelomeningocele at The Fetal Center, one of only eight institutions in the country designated as a research center by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Previous Interview: http://go.uth.edu/u6ojcvmb
Hope Northrup, M.D.
- Professor and Director, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Director of the Medical Genetics Residency/Fellowship Program, Department of Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Medical Director, Genetic Counseling Program, UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
- Attending Physician, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
The clinical interests of Hope Northrup, M.D., include metabolic diseases, neurogenetic diseases and chromosome disorders. For more than 20 years, she has led a laboratory researching tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and spina bifida and her research team has contributed to the discovery of two genes that cause TSC. Northrup is the author of a paper detailing new diagnostic criteria for TSC, which was published in the September 2013 issue of Pediatric Neurology. In 2006, she founded the Tuberous Sclerosis Center at UT Physicians, one of just 20 clinics in the country devoted to research and the treatment of TSC. She was named the 2012 Wise Woman HER Award recipient by Houston Woman Magazine.
Previous interview: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/health&id=5825630
John Riggs, M.D.
- Dr. John T. Armstrong Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
John Riggs, M.D., is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as clinical informatics. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In addition to his medical degree, he has a master’s degree in health informatics from the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics. His research and clinical interests include gynecological surgery and health informatics. As chief medical informatics officer at Harris Health System, he implemented a comprehensive electronic patient medical record for its more than 40 locations – hospitals, health centers, clinics and specialty facilities.