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Texas Medical Center

Maternal Fetal Medicine
Phone: 832-822-2229
Fax: 832-825-9403


6651 Fannin StreetSuite F420
Suite F420
Houston, TX 77030

Jimmy Espinoza, MD

Co-Director, Fetal Center
Texas Children's Hospital

Baylor College of Medicine
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
William Beaumont Hospital Residency Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011
The Fetal Medicine Foundation Fellowship Research Fellowship Fetal 2001
University of Wales - Cardiff University Master Science of Health Scien 1997
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos-PERU Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1990


Jimmy Espinoza, MD, MSc, Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Espinoza serves as an attending physician in the Fetal Intervention group in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. TX. Dr. Espinoza earned his medical degree at San Fernando Faculty of Medicine, University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. Dr. Espinoza earned the degree of Master in Science in Reproductive Health at the University of Cardiff, Wales, where he graduate with distinction, followed by a Diploma in Fetal Medicine under the auspices of the Fetal Medicine Foundation in London, UK. Dr. Espinoza's clinical interests include fetal interventions in the management of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, lower fetal urinary tract obstructions, fetal pleural effusions, fetal congenital diaphragmatic hernia, fetal neural tube defects and placental chorioangiomas. Additional clinical and research interest include the use of imaging modalities in the prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defect, in particular the use of 3D/4D ultrasonography in the diagnosis of fetal heart defects and fetal neurosonography. Dr. Espinoza is leading the efforts at Baylor College of Medicine in the use of dual-perfused placental explants to provide insight into the mechanisms of disease in pregnancy complications including preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, gestational diabetes and preterm parturition as well as in the evaluation of placental transfer of medications commonly used in obstetrics. A particular focus on Dr. Espinoza's research is the role of fetal signaling in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and preterm parturition.


Organization Name Role
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Member
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Reviewer
Baylor College of Medicine Faculty Committee on Awards
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine Editorial Board

Selected Publications

Espinoza J, Lee W, Vinals F, Martinez JM, Bennasar M, Rizzo G, Belfort M. Collaborative study of 4-dimensional fetal echocardiography in the first trimester of pregnancy. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 2014; 33:1079-84.

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