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Juan L. Martinez-Poyer, MD

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Juan Luis Martinez-Poyer is an attending physician at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a clinical assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

His areas of interest within maternal-fetal medicine include prenatal diagnosis, fetal therapy, multiple gestations and fetal cardiovascular hemodynamics.

“Being able to work with this team is an amazing opportunity,” he says. “This is the largest, most prestigious center for fetal therapy in the world, offering a multidisciplinary team of experts who are pioneers in the field of ultrasound and fetal medicine and have contributed a great deal to this specialty. I’m very excited to be a part of the team.”

Prior to joining the Center in 2012, Dr. Martinez-Poyer served as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Northwest Perinatal Center, a provider of comprehensive medical services for high-risk pregnancies in Portland, Ore. He also served as a visiting physician at the Harris Birthright Research Center for Fetal Medicine in London’s King’s College Hospital, and chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Three Rivers Health, Three Rivers, Mich.

Dr. Martinez-Poyer was born and raised in Venezuela. He earned his medical degree from the Luis Razetti, M.D., School of Medicine at the Central University of Venezuela. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.

He has been involved in research in the areas of obstetric ultrasound and fetal left cardiac function. He has published articles in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Radiology, the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is currently participating in a research study at CHOP aimed at improving the outcome prediction for fetuses with diaphragmatic hernia.


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