Fabricio Da Silva Costa

Adj ClinAssProf


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Adjunct Clinical A/Prof Fabricio Costa graduated in Medicine in 1995. He was awarded a PhD in 2001 from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, for Doppler studies in the prediction of pre-eclampsia. He received board certification in obstetrics and gynaecology with subspecialty training in obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound.

In 2005, he became an Associate Professor in obstetrics and gynaecology and served as a board member in a variety of Brazilian Medical Associations.

In 2009, he moved to Australia as a Clinical/Research Postdoctoral Fellow in fetal medicine and ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne.

A/Prof Fabricio Costa was awarded Fellowship of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2011, and Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU) and Certification in Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound (COGU) in 2012.

In 2014 he was promoted to Deputy Director, Ultrasound Services, Royal Women's Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne.

In early 2016, A/Prof Fabricio Costa moved to Perinatal Services, Monash Medical Centre in order to set up a clinical/academic first trimester screening program at Monash Health and he also joined the Monash University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor. In early 2018 he was promoted to Head, Perinatal Services, Monash Health.

He has over 90 peer-reviewed publications and he is a frequent speaker in national and International conferences related with ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology and maternal-fetal medicine.

Currently he is a member of the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) Council and an Ambassador of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) to Brazil and Australasia.

His clinical and research interests focus on the use of ultrasound in maternal-fetal medicine, especially pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and preterm labour. In addition, he has special interest in first trimester screening, including non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).



Research area keywords

  • Doppler studies
  • pre-eclampsia
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • fetal medicine
  • ultrasound
  • Perinatal Services
  • maternal-fetal medicine
  • fetal growth restriction
  • preterm labour
  • non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)

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Research Output

Treatment of severe hypertension during pregnancy: we still do not know what the best option is

Wertaschnigg, D., Wang, R., Reddy, M., Costa, F. D. S., Mol, B. W. J. & Rolnik, D. L., 2 Jan 2020, In : Hypertension in Pregnancy. 39, 1, p. 25-32 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Evaluation of Cardiac Function in Women With a History of Preeclampsia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Reddy, M., Wright, L., Rolnik, D. L., Li, W., Mol, B. W., La Gerche, A., da SilvaCosta, F., Wallace, E. M. & Palmer, K., 19 Nov 2019, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 8, 22, 13 p., e013545.

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Open Access

Evidence-Based Prevention of Preeclampsia: Commonly Asked Questions in Clinical Practice

Wertaschnigg, D., Reddy, M., Mol, B. W. J., Da Silva Costa, F. & Rolnik, D. L., 1 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Pregnancy. 2019, 7 p., 2675101.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Inter-twin delivery interval, short-term perinatal outcomes and risk of caesarean for the second twin

Cukierman, R., Heland, S., Palmer, K., Neil, P., da Silva Costa, F. & Rolnik, D. L., Jun 2019, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 59, 3, p. 375-379 5 p.

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Prediction of preterm birth by maternal characteristics and medical history in the Brazilian Population

Damaso, E. L., Rolnik, D. L., Cavalli, R. D. C., Quintana, S. M., Duarte, G., Da Silva Costa, F. & Marcolin, A., 25 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Pregnancy. 2019, 6 p., 4395217.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access