Texas Medical Center
Houston, TX 77030
Jimmy Espinoza, MD
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.
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