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Dr. Michael Belfort

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Dr. Michael Belfort is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas, and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital, in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Belfort did his graduate education at the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, earning his Basic Medical Degree in 1981. After his internship, he spent 2 years in the military where he spent time in cardiovascular surgery and emergency room medicine.

He then earned a Diploma in Anesthesia before beginning his first residency in Ob/Gyn at the University of Cape Town, which he completed in 1989. He has a Post Graduate Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Cape Town awarded in 1990 for his thesis on Neonatal Brain Blood flow. He completed his second OB/Gyn residency at Baylor College of Medicine from 1989 – 1993 and then did an MFM Fellowship from 1993-1995 at Baylor College of Medicine. After completing his MFM Fellowship, he did research in brain blood flow and autoregulation in pregnancy and in 2002 was awarded a PhD from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Dr. Belfort has more than 350 peer-reviewed publications.