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Shifa Turan M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
sifa_ozhan@hotmail.com
Location: Center for Advanced Fetal Care UMMC, N6E16
Phone: (410) 328-3865
Fax: (410) 328-6368

Personal History:

I received my medical education at the University of Istanbul in Turkey. I was awarded MD degree from the University of Istanbul in Turkey. I did specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Suleymaniye Maternity and Women Health Hospital Istanbul, Turkey. I did my sub-specialty training in Fetal Medicine at the Harris Birthright Research Center, King's College Hospital, England.

Research Interests:

1.) First trimester fetal echocardiography
2.) Three and four dimensional fetal echocardiography
3.) Fetal Imaging

Clinical Speciality:

Prenatal diagnosis - Sonologist at the Center for Advanced Fetal Care with special expertise in fetal echocardiography, first trimester high-resolution ultrasound and 3-D and 4-D ultrasound.

Lab Techniques and Equipment:

First trimester fetal echocardiography - Developed a screening method for congenital cardiac abnormalities using 4-D ultrasound techniques.

Publications:

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Turan OM, Turan S, Baschat AA. Venous Doppler. Kleinman and Copel: Fetal and Neonatal Cardiology.

Turan S , Baschat AA  Biophysical Profile Score. Oxford Desk Reference - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Peer-Reviewed Journals

L. Yasar, F. Yazicioglu, S.Sonmez, Z. Cebi, S. Kelekci, A. Kasabaligil, S. Turan, S. Yologlu. Atypical squamous cells: should the significance be determined as"odysplastic" or "oreactive"? Polish Journal. 2003, March, Volume 5, 319-325.

Baschat AA, Cosmi E, Bilardo CM, Wolf H, Berg C, Rigano S, Germer U, Moyano D, Turan S, Hartung J, Bhide A, Muller T, Bower S, Nicolaides KH, Thilaganathan B, Gembruch U, Ferrazi E, Hecker K, Galan H, Harman C. Predictors of neonatal outcome in early-onset placental dysfunction. Obstet Gyneco 2007; 109:253-261l.

Turan OM, Turan S, Fuani EF, Buhimschi I, Copel J, Buhimschi C. Fetal adrenal gland volume. A novel method to identify women at risk for impendig preterm labor. Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Apr;109(4):855-62.

Turan S, Turan OM, Berg C, Moyano D, Bhide A, Bower S, Thilaganathan B, Gembruch U, Nicolaides KH, Harman C, Baschat AA Computerized fetal heart rate analysis, Doppler Ultrasound and Biophysical Profile Score in the prediction of acid-base status of growth restricted fetuses. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 30:750-6, 2007

Buhimschi C, Turan OM,  Funai E, Azpurua H, Bahtiyar M-O, Turan S, Zhao G, Dulay A, Bhandari V, Copel J,  Buhimschi I Inflamation induced preterm birth is associated with increased ultrasonographic fetal adrenal gland volume and low fetal plasma cortisol / dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate ratio. Obstet Gynecol. 2008;111(3):715-22

Manogura, AC, Turan OM, Kush ML, Turan S, Moyano D , Bilardo CM, Berg C, Bhide A, Thilaganathan B,  Galan H, Ferrazi E, Germer U,  Hartung J, Rigano S, Muller T, Oepkes D, Hecker K,  Bower S, Nicolaides KH, Harman C, Gembruch U, Baschat AA. Predictors of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm growth restricted neonates. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 ;198(6):638

Turan OM, Turan S, Gungor S, Berg C, Moyano D, Gembruch U, Nicolaides K, Harman C, Baschat A Progression of Doppler abnormalities in fetal growth restriction. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 2008; 32:2160-7

Turan S, Turan OM, Ty-Torrades K, Harman C, Bachat A Standardization of the first trimester fetal cardiac examination using spatio-temporal image correlation (STIC) with tomographic ultrasound (TUI) and color Doppler imaging. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 2009 33:652-6.

Turan S, Turan OM, Meisel P, Gaskin P, Harman C, Baschat A. Three-dimensional ultrasound in the prenatal definition of aortic arch abnormalities. J Clin Ultrasound 2009; 27:253-7.

Miller J, Turan S, Baschat AA   Fetal Growth Restriction. Seminars in Perinatology Semin Perinatol. 2008 Aug;32(4):274-80.

Turan S, Miller J, Baschat AA Integrated Testing and Management in Fetal Growth Restriction. Seminars in Perinatology Semin Perinatol. 2008 Jun;32(3):194-200.

Turan S, Turan O,  Baschat AA Three and four dimensional fetal  echocardiography. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, 2009 Sep;25(4):361-372.

Abstracts

Baschat AA, Kush M, Manogura A, Moyano D, Turan S, Germer U, Berg C, Bhide A, Oepkes D, Thilaganathan B, Galan H, Bower S, Nicolaides K, Gembruch U, Harman C. Integrated fetal testing is the most accurate predictor of perinatal outcome in intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) Am J Obst Gynecol 2005; 193: S35.

Manogura A, Kush M, Moyano D, Turan S, Bilardo CM, Germer U, Hartung J, Rigano S, Mueller T, Berg C, Bhide A, Oepkes D, Thilaganathan B, Galan H, Ferrazi E, Hecher K, Bower S, Nicolaides K, Harman C, Gembruch U, Baschat AA  Predictors of necrotizing entercolitis (NEC) in fetal growth restriction (IUGR) Am J Obst Gynecol 2005, 193: S65

Baschat AA, Kush M, Moyano D, Turan S, Berg C, Bhide A, Thilaganathan B, Gembruch U, Bower S, Nicolaides K, Harman C.Computerized fetal heart rate analysis (CCTG) for prediction of acidemia in fetal growth restriction (IUGR). ) Am J Obst Gynecol 2005, 193:S99.

Baschat AA, Kush M, Manogura A, Moyano D, Turan S, Berg C, Bhide A, Thilaganthan B, Galan H, Bower S, Nicolaides K, Gembruch U, Harman C. Integrating Doppler and biophysical parameters in management of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR): Middle cerebral artery (MCA) Doppler is irrelevant. Am J Obst Gynecol 2005; 193: S99.

Buhimschi C, Turan O, Funai E, Turan S, Copel J, Bahtiyar M, Pettker C, Norwitz E, Buhimschi I.  Intra-amniotic inflammation activates the fetal hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis in utero as identified by 3D ultrasound assessment of fetal adrenal gland volume. Am J Obst Gynecol 2006 195:S44.

Turan O, Turan S, Funai E, Buhimschi I, Copel J, Buhimschi C. Three dimensional (3D) ultrasound measurement of fetal adrenal gland volume. A novel method of identifying the patient at risk for impending preterm birth. Am J Obst Gynecol 2006 195:S77.

Cosmi E, Saccardi C, Kush M, Berg C, Moyano D, Turan S, Bower S, Nicolaides K, Harman C, Baschat A.  Biophysical profile score (BPS) as a predictor of poor outcome in preterm fetal growth restricton (FGR): a multicenter study. Am J Obst Gynecol 2006 195:S220.

Turan S, Turan OM, Monagle K, Baschat AA. Going beyond the Doppler index: a clinical classification of abnormal ductus venosus blood flow. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol

Turan OM, Turan S, Makh DS, Harman CR, Baschat AA. Prediction of adverse outcome in fetal growth restriction - the role of middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2007; 30 505

Turan S, Turan OM, Salim M, Harman CR, Baschat AA. Cardiovascular transition to extrauterine life in fetal growth restriction. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2007; 30: 420

Baschat AA, Turan O, Berg C, Turan S, Moyano D, Bhide A, Galan H, Thilaganathan B,  Bower S, Gembruch U, Nicolaides K, Harman CR. Integration of venous Doppler and biophysical profile provides optimal delivery timing in fetal growth restriction (FGR). Am J Obstet Gynecol; 2007: S29.

Buhimschi C, Turan O, Funai E, Azpurua H, Bahtiyar M, Turan S, Zhao G, Dulay A, Copel J, Buhimschi I.  Intra-amniotic inflammation (IA) is associated with a low fetal plasmacortisol/dehydroepi-androsterone sulfate ratio (fetal stress index).  Am J Obstet Gynecol; 2007: S67.

Turan O, Turan S, Berg C, Gembuch U, Nicolaides KH, Harman CR, Baschat AA. Cardiovascular deterioration in fetal growth restriction (FGR) progresses in three characteristic patterns. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2007; 197: S157.

Baschat AA, Turan O, Berg C, Turan S, Moyano D, Bhide A, Thilaganathan B, Bower S, Galan H, Gembruch U, Nicolaides K, Harman CR. Integrated fetal testing predicts all unexpected stillbirths in fetal growth restriction (FGR). Am J Obstet Gynecol 2007; 197: S180.

Turan O, Turan S, Harman CR, Baschat AA. A clinical classification of ductus venosus (DV) flow patterns. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2007; 197: S181.

Turan O, Turan S, Berg C, Gembruch U, Nicolaides KH, Harman CR, Baschat AA. Determinants of cardiovascular deterioration in fetal growth restriction (FGR) Am J Obstet Gynecol 2007; 197: S211.

Turan S, Turan O, Jefferies S, Miller J, Harman CR, Baschat AA. Reproducibility of four dimensional ultrasound with spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) in the first trimester detection of cardiac anomalies. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2008; 32: 333.

Turan S, Turan O, Maisel P, Gaskin P, Harman CR, Baschat AA. Three dimensional ultrasound with spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) in the prenatal detection of aortic arch abnormalities. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2008; 32: 334Turan O, Turan S, Berg C, Gembruch U, Nicolaides KH, Harman CR, Baschat AA. Predictors of cardiovascular deterioration in placenta-based fetal growth restriction.  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2008; 32: 357.

Turan S, Turan O, Salim M, Harman CR, Baschat AA   Cardiovascular transition to extrauterine life in fetal growth restriction (FGR). Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Am J Obstet Gynecol.  Dec 2008; 199(6A):S65.

Turan S, Turan O, Phillips S, Harman CR, Baschat AA.  Is first trimester echocardiography clinically good enough for high risk populations?  Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Am J Obstet Gynecol.  Dec 2008; 199(6A):S122.

Turan O, Turan S, Funai E, Buhimschi I, Copel J, Harman CR, Bhuimschi C, Baschat AA.  Evidence of adrenal gland fetal zone activation â?" a new 2D ultrasound method for prediction of preterm labor (PTL).  Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Am J Obstet Gynecol.  Dec 2008; 199(6A):S179.

Ty-Torredes K, Turan S, Gungor S, Miller J, Adams L, Harman C, Baschat A.  Outcome of fetoscopic laser ablation for twin twin transfusion syndrome in relation to procedure details.  Am J Obstet Gynecol.  Dec 2008; 199(6A):S183.

Turan S, Turan O, Ty-Torredes K, Harman CR, Baschat AA.  The first trimester fetal heart â?" accurately accessible by 3-D ultrasound. Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Am J Obstet Gynecol.  Dec 2008; 199(6A):S192

Turan O, Turan S, Gungor S, Berg C, Gembruch U, Nicolaides K, Harman CR, Baschat AA.  In fetal growth restriction (FGR), persistence of specific Doppler abnormalities has differential consequences. Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Am J Obstet Gynecol.  Dec 2008; 199(6A):S197.

Baschat AA, Berg C, Turan O, Turan S, Galan H, Thilaganathan B, Nicolaides K, Gembruch U, Harman CR.  Natural history of stillbirth in placenta based fetal growth restriction - implications for surveillance. Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Am J Obstet Gynecol.  Dec 2008; 199(6A):S198.

Miller J, Turan S, DeVeciana M, Harman CR, Baschat AA.  First trimester detection of fetal anomalies in pregestational diabetes. Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Am J Obstet Gynecol.  Dec 2008; 199(6A):S207.

Turan O, Turan S, Funai E, Buhimschi I, Copel J, Harman CR, Baschat AA, Busimschi C.  Comparison of 2D and 3D fetal adrenal gland volume measurement. Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Am J Obstet Gynecol.  Dec 2008; 199(6A):S219.

Turan S, Turan O,Miller J, Mighty H, Harman CR,Reece E, Baschat AAFirst trimester prenatal diagnosis of decreased fetal cardiac performance correlates with hyperglysemia in pregestational maternal diabetes Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Am J Obstet Gynecol.  Dec 2009; 201(6):S26.

Turan O, Turan S, Funai E, Buhimschi I, Copel J, Harman CR, Busimschi C,Baschat AA  Ultrasound measurment of fetal adrenal gland enlargment: an accurate predictor of preterm birth (PTB). Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Am J Obstet Gynecol.  Dec 2009; 201(6):S4
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Links of Interest:

The Fetal Medicine Foundation