Dr. Mert Ozan Bahtiyar is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Bahtiyar is a graduate (‘94) of the Istanbul University, Turkey. He completed his residency training (‘02) and his Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship (‘04) at Yale University. Dr. Bahtiyar joined the Yale MFM Faculty in 2004. Dr. Bahtiyar’s primary research interest involves ultrasound, fetal echocardiography and invasive fetal therapy. He was part of the team, which performed, for the first time at Yale and State of Connecticut, in-utero laser therapy in pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion. Team lead by Dr. Bahtiyar performed the first open in utero fetal spina bifida repair surgery. Dr. Bahtiyar is also an expert on abdominal cerclage. Dr. Bahtiyar is the 2010 recipient of one of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Endowment for Education & Research grant aimed to identify the role of intra-uterine inflammation in altering the fetal heart function.