Mohammad Rajabi, MD, PhD, FACOG, is a Staff Physician in the Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic. He has more than 18 years of experience in maternal and fetal medicine and has gained exceptional skill in the management of the obstetrical and medical complications of pregnancy, in managing high-order multifetal pregnancies and complex fetal congenital anomalies, as well as intrapartum of normal and complicated pregnancies including forceps, vacuum and cesarean deliveries, and comprehensive management of hemorrhage, DIC, thromboembolism and amniotic fluid embolism.
Dr. Rajabi is also skilled in the advanced application of fetal ultrasonography including Doppler of utero-placenta-fetal circulation and detection of fetal anemia by MCA-PSV Doppler and fetal echocardiography. His experience includes invasive diagnostic procedures including amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling; preconception genetic counseling including optimization of chronic medical diseases; and second trimester medical termination of pregnancy for severe congenital anomalies using laminaria and prostaglandins.
Dr. Rajabi obtained his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He also earned a PhD in biochemistry from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and completed a research fellowship there. After his internship at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, he completed an internship and residency in obstetrics/gynecology at Franklin Square Hospital Center in Baltimore. In addition, he completed a clinical fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.
Dr. Rajabi is certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
For over 20 years, Dr. Rajabi has participated in all academic aspects of basic and clinical sciences in the maternal and fetal medicine field. He teaches or trains medical students, residents and fellows. After obtaining competitive internal and external grants for research, he has established research projects on the biochemical mechanism and hormonal regulation of dilatation of the uterine cervix at term and preterm parturition. His findings are presented in clinical and scientific journals.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a Diplomate in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Maternal-Fetal Medicine of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
A personal statement from Dr. Rajabi:
In addition to patient care and teaching, I have a passion for translational basic science research in order to advance our understanding of the pathophysiology of preterm delivery and its prevention. This will also provide a unique opportunity for mentoring residents, fellows and junior staff for academic careers.
The biochemical mechanism and hormonal regulation of dilatation of the uterine cervix at term and preterm parturition were the focus of my previous research. This hands-on research activity, with support from funding agencies including the MRC and FRSQ of Canada and the NIH, resulted in 15 publications in highly reputable journals such as the American Journal of Physiology
, Biology of Reproduction
as well as the Green Journal
and the AJOG