Professor Yves Ville is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Necker-Enfants-Malades Hospital at the Paris Descartes University
Ville is the Chair and lead clinician in the largest fetal medicine and therapy unit in France. He has pursued a platform of work that has allowed clinical and academic progress of the subspecialty of fetal medicine, both nationally and internationally.
Professor Ville is an internationally renowned clinical academic working in the field of fetal medicine and therapy. Perhaps his largest contribution is in the field of the management of complicated multiple pregnancies, especially monochorionic twins. He has been the ‘driving force’ that has critically appraised evidence and demonstrated the beneficial effect of laser therapy for the management of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. This has now been the accepted treatment modality for this pregnancy-related condition worldwide. He continues to ‘spearhead’ academic advances in fetal therapy and evaluation including the role of tracheal occlusion in the management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia and the development and application of technologies such as the merging of ultrasound and MRI.
Professor Ville has worked hard over the last twenty years, both within the United Kingdom, France and internationally to improve our understanding of the disease processes that may afflict the fetus. As well as advancing understanding, he has played a pivotal role in developing processes to assess and then to treat the fetus with life-threatening conditions.