Pajkrt, Eva (The Netherlands)

Eva Pajkrt is Professor of Obstetrics and Head of the Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine Department in the Amsterdam University Medical Centers in Amsterdam, the Free University Medical Centre (VUMC) and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC), The Netherlands.

During her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the AMC in Amsterdam, she obtained her PhD degree on ‘First trimester ultrasound screening for chromosomal anomalies’ in 1998. After her certification as an OB/GYN in 2002 she did a clinical fellowship in fetal and maternal medicine at the University College London Hospitals in London, United Kingdom.

Since 2005 she has been working as a consultant in fetal and maternal medicine in the AMC.

Her research is focused around the use of prenatal and obstetric ultrasound in the prevention of fetal and obstetric complications and improving neonatal outcome. Eva Pajkrt has made a major contribution to the introduction of  prenatal screening in the Netherlands. Her research involves the evaluation of both first (combined test and NIPT) and second trimester ultrasound screening in the detection of fetal structural and chromosomal anomalies. The last ten years the focus of her research has widened to include the evaluation of ultrasound intervention in the prediction and prevention of obstetric complications such as spontaneous preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, uterine rupture,  vasa previa and placental pathology.