Dr. Anthony Odibo named editor of Ob/Gyn ultrasound journal

USF Health’s Anthony Odibo, MD, MSCE, FRCOG, FACOG, has been selected as the new editor in chief of Ultrasound and Obstetrics and Gynecology.  In this new role, Dr. Odibo will contribute his expert knowledge as an internationally respected maternal fetal medicine physician and his extensive use of ultrasound in high risk fetal care procedures.

Dr. Odibo directs the Ultrasound and Fetal Therapy Program at USF Health and is a co-principal investigator for a $4-million NIH funded study employing new imaging technologies and test biomarkers in the blood to determine whether abnormalities in the smallest blood vessels of the placenta and negative environmental influences, particularly smoking, cause fetal growth restriction. The ultimate goal of the four-year study is to design a reliable way to predict poor growth of the fetus earlier in pregnancy so that physicians can intervene sooner to help prevent stillbirth, Cesarean delivery, decreased oxygen levels and other adverse outcomes.

At USF Health, Dr. Odibo currently serves as a professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Odibo, who is one of few physicians skilled in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome in Florida, cares for families coping with the uncertainty of high risk pregnancies at the Women’s Center at Tampa General Hospital.  After these babies are born, he continues to monitor their progress as they receive specialized care at TGH’s Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit offering level III neonatal care, the highest level available.

USF Health’s Fetal Care Center of Tampa Bay is the leading fetal care center in Florida and the South East region, and remains among the most successful in treating twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.

He completed his medical school training at the University of Benin, Nigeria, his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the United Kingdom and at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and a Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Connecticut’s School of Medicine. In addition, he earned additional fellowship training in Clinical Epidemiology, resulting in a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

By Kathleen Rogers, USF Health Communications