Hospices Civils de Lyon

As a Public Centre of Excellence, “Hospices Civils de Lyon” is the second largest University Hospital Network in France. It puts together 14 multidisciplinary or specialised establishments and provides a various range of services and areas of expertise in all medical and surgical disciplines. HCL is ranked among the 25 best hospitals in the world.

HCL represents:

– 23,000 professionals, of which more than 5,000 are physicians

– More than 950,000 appointments a year

– An annual budget of 1.5 billion Euros

– More than 1.3 million hospitalisation days (including long stays)

– 3 maternity wards that can manage pathological pregnancies and premature babies

– More than 280,000 trips to emergency services, 399 organ transplants, 11,000 births.

For over 200 years, as a network providing expertise in all disciplines – both medical and surgical – Hospices Civils de Lyon has offered a wide range of human, technical and logistical resources to ensure that it provides care, training, research, medical innovation as well as disease prevention and health education.

HCL is also a world-class network for the fight against cancer.

Its 14 hospitals are key establishments, particularly in neurosciences, genetics and rare diseases.

The network is devoted daily to its mission “contributing to the constant improvement of the French and Europeans’ health” and its promise “a human and excellent medicine, for each and everyone, throughout life.”

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Mona MASSOUD, is an obstetrician, specialist in fetal medicine and fetal therapy.

Mona is the Coordinator of Multiple Pregnancies unit and Vice-chair of the fetal medicine department at the University Hospital “Femme Mère Enfant – HFME” in Lyon performing fetal surgery on monochorionic twin pregnancies and conducting scientific research in the maternal and fetal medicine field. She collaborates and performs ultrasound follow-up for the Intrauterine Growth Restriction dedicated unit at the HFME university Hospital and participates as an expert to the elaboration of the French guidelines for the choice of fetal growth chart. Mona is chair of the International Board of the “French College of Fetal Ultrasound; CFEF” and an active member of the ultrasound training group organizing and performing brain and heart ultrasound workshops worldwide.

Pierre Azouri

Pierre Azouri is consultant in Fetal Medicine department at the University Hospital “Femme Mère Enfant” in Lyon. He performs referral ultrasound examinations for the fetal medicine unit and the Intrauterine Growth Restriction dedicated unit. He is an active member of the French College of Fetal Ultrasound, CFEF, and performs training sessions in fetal ultrasound.