After completing my medical school at University of Concepción, I was awarded the primary residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in OB-GYN at Catholic University of Chile, ranked # 2 in LatinAmerica. Then I was post-doctoral fellow, visiting scientis and visiting Professor for maternal fetal medicine for 5 years at the Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD, where I was luchy enough to work with my mentor, professor and friend Dr. Roberto Romero. Of note, we described, characterized and further delineate the relevance of the Fetal Inflammatory Response Syndrome in the Great Obstetrical Syndromes as well as the role role of the Cervix as a clinical tool in MFM, among many others. Back in Chile, we worked with Professor Romero in the inception, execution and data mining of 2 prospective protocols that paved the route to get unique insights of the placental bed in obstetrical diseases, the preediction of preeclasmpdis as well as the cross sectional massive collection of samples through the "bank concept", one of many Prof. Romero´s smart and efficient soutions which contained the main representations of almost any pregnancy perturbation leading to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.
Those years made me realize that I have to find a way to exercise -as long as I could - the leadership and passion for teaching obstetrics in all possible ways, and collaborate with my colleagues of Latin-America through traditional and innovative forms, which have positioned my core organization -Cedip aand its members- as one of the most recognized and awarded centers in the region, just to humbly honor the memory of those who spent days and nights making discoveries that modified the way we understand obstetrics today.