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Dr. Peter von Dadelszen, MBChB, DPhil

University of British Columbia,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2H30-4500 Oak Street,
Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1, (Canada)
Tel: +1-604-875-2424 ext 3054
Fax: +1-604-875-2725
E-Mail: pvd@cw.bc.ca

Dr. Peter von Dadelszen is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal-Fetal Medicine) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Consultant in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia (CWHCBC). A New Zealander, he studied medicine at the University of Otago, Dunedin. He completed an intercalated research degree in Anatomy in 1981, his medical degree (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) in 1984, and gained a postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1987. He moved to the UK in 1990, to continue his specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology and undertake a DPhil project with Professor Chris Redman in Oxford. He gained his Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1991 (Fellowship, 2003), and began his DPhil project in 1993, whilst continuing part-time clinical training. With the DPhil bench-work completed in 1996, he moved to Toronto, to undertake subspecialty training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (1996-68), was admitted to Fellowship of the newly amalgamated Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1998. Subsequent to the MFM fellowship, he undertook an additional year of residency training for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (1998-99). His appointment at UBC is that of a clinician-scientist, with 80% protected time for research; his research interests are focussed on the area of pre-eclampsia and pregnancy hypertension, from basic science to clinical epidemiology and health services research. He is currently the President of the North American Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy and Editor (non-Europe) of Hypertension in Pregnancy.

Peter is married to Laura Magee, an obstetric and general internist at UBC and CWHCBC. They share the leadership of the pregnancy hypertension research group at UBC. Peter is a CIHR New Investigator and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Senior Scholar. He is currently investigating the mechanisms involved in the development of pre-eclampsia, outcome prediction, a possible disease-modifying therapy, and the impact of introducing standardised care for the hypertensive diseases of pregnancy in the Province of British Columbia. Peter has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers since his appointment to UBC 7 years ago.

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