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Beryl Benacerraf, MD
Beryl Benacerraf, MD

    Dr. Beryl Benacerraf is a clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology,and radiology at Harvard Medical School and the director of obstetrical ultrasound at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an elected fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound. Dr. Benacerraf was the first clinician to use a genetic sonogram to identify the chromosomal abnormalities of Down syndrome, and her discovery gave pregnant women another option to undergoing an amniocentesis, an invasive procedure that checks the fetus's DNA by withdrawing fluid from the uterus.

    Dr. Benacerraf is president of Diagnostic Ultrasound Associates, PC, in Boston, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Dr. Benacerraf earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School.

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