Dr. Karim D. Kalache is the Division Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine. He joined Sidra in September 2014.
Dr. Kalache’s key responsibilities at Sidra are to ensure the utmost standard of prenatal care for pregnant women in Qatar and the Gulf. He manages high-risk obstetrical patients with a main focus on prenatal diagnosis in clinical research.
Prior to joining Sidra, Dr. Kalache served as Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin which is also a joint institution of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In 2008, Dr. Kalache was appointed Professor in Obstetrics at the same institution.
Prior to that Dr. Kalache was a Senior Lecturer and an Honorary Consultant in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Princess Anne Hospital of the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. In 2001 he led the Fetal Imaging Department at the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health in Detroit Michigan.
Dr. Kalache has authored and co-authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on topics related to fetal imaging. In 2001, he was the recipient of the Drs. Haackert Award for outstanding research contribution in Prenatal Medicine. He also presented the Stuart Campbell lecture for authoring the most cited article in the journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2009.
Dr. Kalache has been an ISUOG member for more than 20 years and DEGUM Level III member since 2002, where he has contributed in the standards committees for first and second trimester screening, Doppler and 3D/4D Ultrasound. In addition he is also section-editor for Prenatal Diagnosis and consults for numerous peer-reviewed OB/GYN journals.