Professor in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Professor Eric Jauniaux

Eric Jauniaux, MD, PhD, FRCOG is a Professor in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine, EGA Institute for Women Health, Faculty of Population Health Science, University College London, London, UK and an honorary consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist at University College London Hospitals, NHS. He is a member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG), Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), European Society in Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and British Menopause Society (BMS). He is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologist (RCOG).

He is a practicing obstetrician gynaecologist with an international expertise in materno-fetal medicine and in particular in the diagnosis and management of placental related-complications of pregnancy including recurrent miscarriage and anomalies of placentation (placenta previa, placenta accreta, preeclampsia and vasa previa).

Academically, Eric Jauniaux has worked for over 30 years on placental and fetal development. He is the author/co-author of over 460 peer-reviewed original articles and has edited/co-edited 14 books/textbooks, including Embryonic medicine & therapy with Sir Bob Edwards (Nobel Prize in Medicine 2010). He was awarded the international prize for research in “Placentology” by the International Placental Federations Association (IPFA) and a personal chair at UCL in 2002. He was made a Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr.hc) by the University Carol Davila of Bucarest in 2022 for his contribution to medical research.

Bruxelles (ULB), University of Cairo, University of Tel Aviv and University of Jakarta. He is CRG (clinical reference group) National clinical lead for the development of Specialised Maternity Care for Patients Diagnosed with placenta accreta.

In 2006, he co-founded Medical Aid Films (MAF) a UK-registered charity [no 1121578] to provide multi-media programs for education and training in maternal and child health for developing countries ( MAF received the BAFTA's Gift of the Academy in 2017 and UK Asian Voice Charity Awards in 2019.

Recent references

Jauniaux E, Hussein AM, Thabet MM,Elbarmelgy RM, Elbarmelgy RA, Jurkovic D. The role oftransvaginal ultrasound in the third-trimester evaluation of patients at highrisk of placenta accreta spectrum at birth.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 May13:S0002-9378(23)00311-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.05.004. 

Jauniaux E, Paul C. Air pollution and pregnancy: A long history of rising exposure.

BJOG. 2023 Aug 21. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.17636. 


Jauniaux E, Fox KA, Einerson B, HusseinAM, Hecht JL, Silver RM. Perinatal assessment of complexcesarean delivery: beyond placenta accreta spectrum.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Aug;229(2):129-139.


Jauniaux E, D'Antonio F, Bhide A, PrefumoF, Silver RM, Hussein AM, Shainker SA, Chantraine F, Alfirevic Z; Delphiconsensus expert panel. Modified Delphi study ofultrasound signs associated with placenta accreta spectrum.

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Apr;61(4):518-525.


Jauniaux E, Hussein AM, Einerson BD,Silver RM. Debunking 20th century myths andlegends about the diagnosis of placenta accreta spectrum.

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Apr;59(4):417-423.


Jauniaux E, Jurkovic D, Hussein AM, BurtonGJ. New insights into the etiopathology of placentaaccreta spectrum.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Sep;227(3):384-391.


Jauniaux E, Zosmer N, De Braud LV, AshoorG, Ross J, Jurkovic D. Development of theutero-placental circulation in cesarean scar pregnancies: a case-control study.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022Mar;226(3):399.e1-399.e10.