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Diana Bianchi is the executive director of the Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center, the Natalie V. Zucker Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine, and vice chair for research and academic affairs in the Department of Pediatrics at the Floating Hospital for Children. She received her M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital Boston and a postdoctoral fellowship in medical genetics and neonatal-perinatal medicine at Harvard University. Board-certified in all three specialties, she is a practicing medical geneticist with an interest in prenatal pediatrics.

Professor Bianchi’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1985. She has published more than 221 peer-reviewed articles and is one of four authors of Fetology: Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal Patient, which won the Association of American Publishers Award for best textbook in clinical medicine in 2000.

Professor Bianchi is the editor-in-chief of the journal Prenatal Diagnosis and a council member of the American Pediatric Society. She is a past president of the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (2006–10) and the Perinatal Research Society (1999). Her honors include the Distinguished Faculty Award from Tufts University (2003). She is an honorary member of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. In 2010, she was elected to the Association of American Physicians.