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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).



  • 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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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2009 2017

Accuracy of second trimester prediction of preterm preeclampsia by three different screening algorithms

Al-Amin, A., Rolnik, D. L., Black, C., White, A., Stolarek, C., Brennecke, S. & da Silva Costa, F. 19 Jul 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 5 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Early screening and prevention of preterm pre-eclampsia with aspirin: time for clinical implementation

Rolnik, D. L., O'Gorman, N., Roberge, S., Bujold, E., Hyett, J., Uzan, S., Beaufils, M. & da Silva Costa, F. 1 Nov 2017 In : Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 50, 5, p. 551-556 6 p.

Research output: Other - peer-reviewEditorial

Factors affecting cell-free DNA fetal fraction and the consequences for test accuracy

Scott, F. P., Menezes, M., Palma-Dias, R., Nisbet, D. L., Schluter, P., da Silva Costa, F. & McLennan, A. C. 7 Jun 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

HtrA3 Isoform-Specific ELISAs for Early Detection of Preeclampsia

Wang, Y., Li, Y., Hyett, J., Da Silva Costa, F. & Nie, G. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Biomolecular Screening. 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Lymphocyte immunotherapy in the treatment of recurrent miscarriage: systematic review and meta-analysis

Cavalcante, M. B., Sarno, M., Araujo Júnior, E., Da Silva Costa, F. & Barini, R. 1 Feb 2017 In : Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 295, 2, p. 511-518 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle