UTHSC Welcomes Two Nationally Known Maternal Fetal Health Experts

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Joaquin Santolaya, MD, and Kolawole Olayinka Oyelese, MD, join the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. They are both nationally known maternal fetal health experts.

Giancarlo Mari, MD, chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) and director of the Maternal Fetal Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, and Veronica T. Mallett, MD, chairman, Department of OB/GYN in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, are excited to welcome two nationally known maternal fetal health experts to the faculty: Joaquin Santolaya, MD, and Kolawole Olayinka Oyelese, MD. Both faculty members are expected to arrive on campus by July to assume their new roles.

“We are enthusiastic about the additions of Drs. Santolaya and Oyelese to the Maternal Fetal Medicine faculty. This division has experienced notable growth in the last two years, which has significantly impacted our capacity to service the staggering number of high-risk pregnancies seen in Memphis and the surrounding region,” stated Dr. Mallett.

Dr. Santolaya is currently the director of the Center for Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Genetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, Mass. He is board certified in clinical genetics with expertise in prenatal diagnosis, fetal therapy and reproductive genetics. Dr. Santolaya received his medical degree from the Universidad Aut