Roberto Romero, M.D.

Roberto Romero, M.D.

Roberto Romero, M.D.

Office Address

3990 John R., 4 Brush South
Detroit, MI 48201

Position Title

Chief-Perinatology Reseach Branch; Prog. Dir. for Ob/Gyn & Perinatology Div. of Intramural Research NICHD, NIH, DHDS


  • Early diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancy:
    • -The discriminatory hCG zone
    • -Serial hCG determinations
    • -Ultrasound assessment of the pelvis
    • -Laparoscopic treatment of ectopic pregnancy
  • Prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies with ultrasound
    • -STIC for the diagnosis of congenital heart disease
    • -Functional evaluation of the fetal heart
  • Longitudinal studies of fetal growth
  • Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasound
  • Invasive procedures for prenatal diagnosis (amniocentesis, cordocentesis, endoscopy and fetal endoscopic surgery)
  • Subclinical intrauterine infection in preterm labor and preterm PROM
  • Role of cytokines and chemokines in spontaneous labor at term and infection-induced preterm labor
  • The fetal inflammatory response syndrome (FIRS)
  • The role of the human fetus in the onset of preterm labor
  • Fetal systemic inflammation as a cause of cerebral palsy and chronic lung disease
  • Development of novel methods for the rapid diagnosis of intrauterine infection/inflammation
  • Treatment of intrauterine infection and intrauterine inflammation
  • High-dimensional biology (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) to understand perinatal disease
  • The role of progesterone in the prevention of preterm birth


For a complete list of publications, please visit Romero PubMed

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