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Prof. Chiara Benedetto


Speciality: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Chiara Benedetto received her Medical Degree in 1978 and her Specialization in Gynaecology and Obsterics in 1982. In 1989 she completed her PhD in Biochemistry at the Brunel University in Uxbridge, Middlesex, U.K.

She is presently Chairman of the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the University of Torino.

She has been:
- since 1997: Head of the University Division “C” of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Sant’Anna Hospital of Torino;
- since 2001: Full Professor in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Torino, Italy.

Besides, she has been:
- since 2006: Executive Member of the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists;
- since 2007: Member of the Standing Committee of Training and Assessment of EBCOG;
- since 2005: Regular Fellow of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine;
- since 2007: Regular Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science;

She is currently President of the Italian Society of Psychosomatics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of the Italian University Gynecologists.

She was:
- Regional Delegate for the Italian Society of Perinatal Medicine;
- Member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Society of Chronobiology;
- Member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics;
- Auditor for the Italian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics;
- Vice President of the Italian Society of Psychosomatics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology;
- Italian Delegate at the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

She participated in the drawing up of the Italian Guidelines for the Management of Premature Rupture of the Membranes, Induction of Labour, Labour Pain and Pre-Eclampsia.

Her main areas of research are Hypertension in Pregnancy, Thrombophilia, Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes by Mode of Delivery, Female Migraine, Gynaecological Endocrinology. Currently, she is also working on Amniotic Fluid Stem-Cells.

She is author of more than 520 publications, including more than 138 papers in International Journals with Impact factor and two monographs on the Hypothalamic-Hypophyseal-Ovarian Axis.

Professor Chiara Benedetto