Sarah G. Običan, MD, is a physician and researcher that specializes in maternal-fetal medicine (i.e. high-risk pregnancies). She has particular research and clinical interest in teratology, fetal echocardiography and fetal therapy.  

Običan, who recently directed the 2019 Human Teratogens Course, has also:

  • Established herself as an authority in her field; 

  • Authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters;

  • Been involved with national and international professional societies including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine;

  • Been the recipient of research funding and recognized by her peers for the work she has done involving both teratology and maternal-fetal health.

  • Običan serves on the Board of Directors for the Reproductive Toxicology Center,Teratology Society, and previously on Teratology Society’s sister organization, MotherToBaby, which provides evidence-based answers to questions about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding;

  • She has taught/presented at numerous national and international courses including: 

    • Director, 2019 Human Teratogens Course

    • American Austrian Foundation (AAF), Open Medical Institute, Week long course, Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Salzburg, Austria (2017)

    • Human Teratogens: Environmental Factors Which Cause Birth Defects (speaker) Harvard University Course, course director Lewis B. Holmes, MD (2017)

    • Annual Obstetrical Ultrasound course: Ultrasound Diagnosis in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Moscow Russia (2016)


​Read more about Dr. Običan here.

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