Ricardo is an obstetrician-gynaecologist with further training is ultrasound and fetal medicine. He qualified as a subspecialist in O&G ultrasound in Brazil, where he also completed a PhD in this area. Ricardo has worked with the Fetal Medicine Foundation (UK) in different research projects involving ultrasound in pregnancy and is a holder of their Diploma in Fetal Medicine. He came to Australia in 2006 and is currently Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne and the Director of Ultrasound Services at the Royal Women's Hospital. His main areas of interest are first trimester screening, the perinatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by fetal anomalies and the role of MRI in prenatal diagnosis.