A photo of Jose Peiro.

Endoscopic Fetal Surgery Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center

Pediatric Surgeon, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery

Associate 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

Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery


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

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

Aydin E, Levy B, Oria M, Nachabe H, Lim FY, Peiro JL. Optimization of Pulmonary Vasculature Tridimensional Phenotyping in The Rat Fetus. Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 4;9(1):1244.

Aydin E, Lim FY, Kingma P, Haberman B, Rymeski B, Burns P, Peiro JL. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: the good, the bad, and the tough. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Peiro JL, Oria M, Aydin E, Joshi R, Cabanas N, Schmidt R, Schroeder C, Marotta M, Varisco BM. Proteomic profiling of tracheal fluid in an ovine model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia and fetal tracheal occlusion. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2018 Dec 1;315(6):L1028-L1041.

Nagaraj UD, Bierbrauer KS, Stevenson CB, Peiro JL, Lim FY, Zhang B, Kline-Fath BM. Myelomeningocele Versus Myelocele on Fetal MR Images: Are There Differences in Brain Findings? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Dec;211(6):1376-1380.

Oria M, Figueira RL, Scorletti F, Sbragia L, Owens K, Li Z, Pathak B, Corona MU, Marotta M, Encinas JL, Peiro JL. CD200-CD200R imbalance correlates with microglia and pro-inflammatory activation in rat spinal cords exposed to amniotic fluid in retinoic acid-induced spina bifida. Sci Rep. 2018 Jul 13;8(1):10638.

Aydin E, Joshi R, Oria M, Varisco BM, Lim FY, Peiro JL. Fetal tracheal occlusion in mice: a novel transuterine method. J Surg Res. 2018 Sep;229:311-315.

Tatu R, Oria M, Pulliam S, Signey L, Rao MB, Peiro JL, Lin CY. Using poly(l-lactic acid) and poly(ɛ-caprolactone) blends to fabricate self-expanding, watertight and biodegradable surgical patches for potential fetoscopic myelomeningocele repair. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2019 Feb;107(2):295-305.>

Marotta M, Fernández-Martín A, Oria M, Fontecha CG, Giné C, Martínez-Ibáñez V, Carreras E, Belfort MA, Pelizzo G, Peiró JL. Isolation, characterization, and differentiation of multipotent neural progenitor cells from human cerebrospinal fluid in fetal cystic myelomeningocele. Stem Cell Res. 2017 Jul;22:33-42.

Nagaraj UD, Bierbrauer KS, Zhang B, Peiro JL, Kline-Fath BM. Hindbrain Herniation in Chiari II Malformation on Fetal and Postnatal MRI. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 May;38(5):1031-1036.

Belfort MA, Whitehead WE, Shamshirsaz AA, Bateni ZH, Olutoye OO, Olutoye OA, Mann DG, Espinoza J, Williams E, Lee TC, Keswani SG, Ayres N, Cassady CI, Mehollin-Ray AR, Sanz Cortes M, Carreras E, Peiro JL, Ruano R, Cass DL. Fetoscopic Open Neural Tube Defect Repair: Development and Refinement of a Two-Port, Carbon Dioxide Insufflation Technique . Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Apr;129(4):734-743.