A photo of Jose Peiro.

Endoscopic Fetal Surgery Director, Fetal Care Center

Pediatric Surgeon, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery

Professor, UC Department of Surgery


My Biography & Research

Additional Languages

French, Portuguese, Spanish

Clinical Interests

Neonatal surgery; fetal surgery, pediatric surgery

Research Interests

Myelomeningocele intrauterine repair; fetal tracheal occlusion for CDH

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Surgery


Colorectal Disorders, Surgery - General and Thoracic, Fetal Care, General and Thoracic Surgery

My Locations

My Education

MD: Medical School at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 1989.

MBA: Health and Hospital Management, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, Spain, 2010-2012.

Residency: Pediatric Surgery, Hospital Vall Hebron (UAB), Barcelona, Spain, 1991-1995.

Observership: Fetal Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2001.

My Publications

Selected Publication

Optimization of Pulmonary Vasculature Tridimensional Phenotyping in The Rat Fetus. Aydin, E; Levy, B; Oria, M; Nachabe, H; Lim, F; Peiro, JL. Scientific Reports. 2019; 9.

Error traps in fetal surgery. Peiro, JL; Crombleholme, TM. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2019; 28:143-150.

[Prenatal surgery for spina bifida]. Peiró Ibáñez, JL. Cirugia pediatrica : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Cirugia Pediatrica. 2019; 32:53-62.

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: the good, the bad, and the tough. Aydin, E; Lim, F; Kingma, P; Haberman, B; Rymeski, B; Burns, P; Peiro, JL. Pediatric Surgery International. 2019; 35:303-313.

Using poly(l-lactic acid) and poly(e-caprolactone) blends to fabricate self-expanding, watertight and biodegradable surgical patches for potential fetoscopic myelomeningocele repair. Tatu, R; Oria, M; Pulliam, S; Signey, L; Rao, MB; Peiro, JL; Lin, C. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B: Applied Biomaterials. 2019; 107:295-305.

Proteomic profiling of tracheal fluid in an ovine model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia and fetal tracheal occlusion. Peiro, JL; Oria, M; Aydin, E; Joshi, R; Cabanas, N; Schmidt, R; Schroeder, C; Marotta, M; Varisco, BM. American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 2018; 315:L1028-L1041.

CD200-CD200R imbalance correlates with microglia and pro-inflammatory activation in rat spinal cords exposed to amniotic fluid in retinoic acid-induced spina bifida. Oria, M; Figueira, RL; Scorletti, F; Sbragia, L; Owens, K; Li, Z; Pathak, B; Corona, MU; Marotta, M; Encinas, JL; et al. Scientific Reports. 2018; 8.

Fetal tracheal occlusion in mice: a novel transuterine method. Aydin, E; Joshi, R; Oria, M; Varisco, BM; Lim, F; Peiro, JL. Journal of Surgical Research. 2018; 229:311-315.

Isolation, characterization, and differentiation of multipotent neural progenitor cells from human cerebrospinal fluid in fetal cystic myelomeningocele. Marotta, M; Fernandez-Martin, A; Oria, M; Fontecha, CG; Gine, C; Martinez-Ibanez, V; Carreras, E; Belfort, MA; Pelizzo, G; Peiro, JL. Stem Cell Research. 2017; 22:33-42.

Management of fetal teratomas. Peiro, JL; Sbragia, L; Scorletti, F; Lim, FY; Shaaban, A. Pediatric Surgery International. 2016; 32:635-647.