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Karim D. Kalache

License Number: 
8039 Obstetrics & Gynecology

Available in following clinical division(s): 
Maternal-Fetal Medicine,

About Karim D. Kalache

Division Chief – Maternal Fetal Medicine

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.

  •   Degrees:  MD, PhD
  •   Specialities:  High-risk obstetrics, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prenatal Care, Prenatal diagnosis
Years of Experience
Clinical Excellence Awards


Semi-Automatic Identification of the Fetal Profile and Nasal Bone Measurement at the Time of the Routine Mid-Trimester Ultrasound Scan
Ultraschall Med. 2015 Oct;36(5):473. To assess nasal bone length measurements using a semi-automatic ultrasound technique (Volume NT™). We showed the feasibility of using a semi-automatic technique...
Weichert A, Neymeyer J, Hinkson L, Weichert TM, Schmiedel D, Kalache KD
Cranial and cerebral signs in the diagnosis of spina bifida between 18 and 22 weeks of gestation: a German multicentre study
Prenat Diagn. 2015 Mar;35(3):228 To study secondary cranial signs in fetuses with spina bifida in a precisely defined screening period between 18 + 0 and 22 + 0 weeks of gestation on the ba...
Bahlmann F, Reinhard I, Schramm T, Geipel A, Gembruch U, von Kaisenberg CS, Schmitz R, Stupin J, Chaoui R, Karl K, Kalache KD, Faschingbauer F, Ponnath M, Rempen A, Kozlowski P
ISUOG practice guidelines: use of Doppler ultrasonography in obstetrics
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Feb;41(2):233...
Bhide A, Acharya G, Bilardo CM, Brezinka C, Cafici D, Hernandez-Andrade E, Kalache KD, Kingdom J, Kiserud T, Lee W, Lees C, Leung KY, Malinger G, Mari G, Prefumo F, Sepulveda W, Trudinger B
Human birth observed in real-time open magnetic resonance imaging
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jun;206(6):505. We showed for the first time, that birth can be analyzed with real-time MRI. MRI technology allows assessment of maternal and fetal anatomy during labor and d...
Bamberg C, Rademacher G, Güttler F, Teichgräber U, Cremer M, Bührer C, Spies C, Hinkson L, Henrich W, Kalache KD, Dudenhausen JW
Transperineal ultrasound imaging in prolonged second stage of labor with occipitoanterior presenting fetuses: how well does the ‘angle of progression’ predict the mode of delivery?
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Mar;33(3):326-30. First report to document a strong relationship between an objective ultrasound marker (angle of progression) and the mode of delivery following prolon...
Kalache KD, Dückelmann AM, Michaelis SA, Lange J, Cichon G, Dudenhausen JW