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Mauro H. Schenone, M.D.

  1. Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Mauro H. Schenone, M.D. is a board certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist with extensive experience in the management of high-risk pregnancies. Before joining Mayo Clinic, Dr. Schenone served as the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division Director at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He had a key role in establishing the fetal therapy program in Memphis, where he performed many successful fetal therapy procedures. During Dr. Schenone's tenure, the program became recognized as a member of the North American Fetal Therapy Network.

He received his Medical Degree - Cum Laude from the University of Carabobo, Venezuela and completed his residency in OB/GYN at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He later completed his fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

He has coauthored guidelines in the field of fetal anemia that are currently used worldwide.

Dr. Schenone's passion for fetal diagnosis and therapy has led him to pioneer an ultrasound method for prediction of fetal lung maturity using Doppler. A summary of the work on non-invasive methods of predicting fetal lung maturity is included in his chapter within a widely used OBGYN ultrasound textbook.

He has also led research on middle cerebral artery Doppler to predict fetal anemia and fetal infection. He has participated on studies on fetal endotracheal occlusion, fetal gastroschisis, as well as methods on improving and measuring the quality of prenatal ultrasound. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications including more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, many abstracts and book chapters, and he serves as a reviewer for high impact journals in the field of OBGYN.

Dr. Schenone is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a member of several professional societies including the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American Institute of Ultrasound in medicine.

  1. Amniotic band syndrome
  2. Bladder outlet obstruction
  3. CCAM
  4. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  5. Congenital heart disease
  6. Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome
  7. Conjoined twins
  8. Fetal anemia
  9. Fetal heart disease
  10. Fetal isoimmunization
  11. Hydrops fetalis
  12. Myelomeningocele
  13. Pleural effusion
  14. Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  15. TRAP sequence
  16. TTTS
  17. Twin anemia-polycythemia sequence
  1. Amniotic band release surgery
  2. Chorionic villus sampling
  3. Cordocentesis
  4. EXIT procedure
  5. Fetal shunt placement
  6. Fetal surgery
  7. Fetal ultrasound
  8. Fetoscopic laser ablation
  9. Fetoscopy
  10. Intrauterine transfusion
  11. Radiofrequency ablation
  • Fetal surgery
  • Fetal diagnosis and imaging
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Multiple gestations
  • Fetal growth restriction
  1. 2013
    Fellowship - Maternal Fetal MedicineUniversity of Tennessee
  2. 2010
    Residency - Obstetrics and GynecologyWayne State University
  3. 2007
    Internship - Obstetrics and GynecologyWayne State University
  4. 2004
    Other - Mandatory Rural Medicine YearUniversity of Carabobo
  5. 2003
    MDUniversity of Carabobo


  1. 2016
    Maternal & Fetal MedicineAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. 2014
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 2013
    International Federation of Placenta Associations. For the abstract “Reduced uterine perfusion pressure does not influence the endocannabinoid system transcripts in the rat model”. (2013), Volume 4, Issue 9, page A27, P1.46. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Travel Award for Early Career Researchers
  2. 2012
    Best Poster Session II at the 32nd Annual SMFM MeetingSociety for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Award of Research Excellence
  3. 2010
    The Seski Award/Chairman's Award for Overall Excellence in Obstetrics and GynecologyWayne State University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  4. 2010
    The Theodore Jones Award for Academic ExcellenceDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University
  5. 2009
    Best Overall ResidentDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University
  6. 2009
    Best Overall ResidentDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University
  7. 2008
    Best Overall ResidentDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University
  8. 2004
    Outstanding Student in Internal Medicine IIEnrique Tejera's Hospital, University of Carabobo
  9. 2003
    Honors Merit Award - 3rd Best Student out of a 218-Student ClassUniversity of Carabobo
  10. 2000
    Honors Merit Award for Best Medical StudentsUniversity of Carabobo

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    MemberInternational Society for Prenatal Diagnosis
  2. 2022 - present
    Committee Member and Reviewer, Futures Grants InvestigatorInternational Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  3. 2021 - present
    MemberObGyn Specialty Council, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  4. 2021
    Abstract ReviewerSociety for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  5. 2021 - present
    Committee MemberNeonatal Outcomes Sub-Committee for NAFTNet (North American Fetal Therapy Network)
  6. 2021 - present
    MemberNAFTnet Steering Committee
  7. 2020 - present
    MemberOB/GYN Executive Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  8. 2020 - present
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology, OB/GYN Clinical Practice Committee
  9. 2020 - present
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology, OB Hospitalist Search Committee
  10. 2020 - present
    MemberPractice Chairs Forum
  11. 2019 - present
    Active MemberNorth American Fetal Therapy Network
  12. 2019 - present
    Active MemberInternational Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society
  13. 2017 - 2020
    Clinical Operations CommitteeUniversity of Tennessee Regional One Physicians Group
  14. 2017 - 2020
    Chair, Clinical Competency Committee, MFM Fellowship ProgramUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center
  15. 2015 - 2020
    Clinical Competency Committee, OBGYN Residency ProgramUniversity of Tennessee Medical Center
  16. 2014 - 2016
    Perinatal Quality CommitteeBaptist Women's Hospital
  17. 2014 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  18. 2011 - 2014
    Labor and Delivery CommitteeRegional One Health
  19. 2011 - present
    Active MemberInternational Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  20. 2009 - present
    Active MemberSociety for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  21. 2006 - present
    Active FellowAmerican College of Obstetrics and Gynecology