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Wolfgang Holzgreve, MD, MS, FACOG, FRCOG, MBA

Wolfgang Holzgreve was born and raised in Germany where he graduated from the University of Münster Medical School. He also obtained a Master of Science degree from the University of California in Berkeley. He became a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology in Germany, did his postdoctoral fellowship in reproductive genetics at the University of California in San Francisco between 1982 and 1984 and became Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Münster. In 1995 he was appointed as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. From there he was recruited back to Germany to become the Medical Director and Chair of the Board of Directors at the University of Freiburg. 2010/2011 he has been on a sabbatical at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, where he was doing research on Maternal-/Child-Health in Low Income Countries. In August 2011 he was elected as Physician-in-Chief and Chair of the Board of Directors of the University Bonn Medical Center. In 2012 he was re-elected in this position as Medical Director and CEO of the University of Bonn Medical Center for further 5 years.

Prof. Holzgreve´s main research has been in the area of prenatal diagnosis and therapy. Besides his involvement in the development of invasive techniques such as chorionic villus sampling, his emphasis in research and development over the last 20 years was Non-invasive Prenatal Diagnosis from maternal blood. His research resulted in more than 600 original papers, more than 10 books, Editorial Board memberships more than 15 journals and more than1.000 scientific presentations. He was Editor-in-chief of the Journal Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy for many years, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, International Editor of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received many awards including the Maternite award, the Liley medal etc., received five honorary doctoral degrees and is Honorary Fellow of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Fellow ad eundem in the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was President of many professional organizations such as the German Societies of Reproductive Medicine and of Perinatal Medicine and also President of the Swiss Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Wolfgang Holzgreve was Treasurer of the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG) of the World Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) for 6 years each. He is the FIGO representative to the WHO and UN in Geneva and has worked for WHO in many capacities.