Join Us in Welcoming Dr. Abu-Rustum

Published: September 12th, 2018

Category: Recent News

Reem S. Abu-Rustum, MD, FACOG, FACS, FAIUM


Dr. Abu-Rustum was born and raised in Tripoli – Lebanon. She obtained her medical degree (1993) and completed her residency training at the University of Florida (1997). She is a fellow of the American College of OB/GYN (ACOG), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the American College of Surgeons. She is certified by the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) in first and second trimester ultrasound. She returned to Lebanon and practiced there between 1997-2018. During that time, she served as the director of the Center for Advanced Fetal Care and was the co-founder and President of SANA Medical NGO, dedicated to obstetrical care within an outreach setting.


Dr. Abu-Rustum is ISUOG’s Ambassador to Outreach in Lebanon and the Middle East, Chair of ISUOG’s Basic Training Task Force, a member ISUOG’s Outreach Committee and a member of ISUOG’s 3D Special Interest Group. She serves as Co-Chair of the AIUM Annual Convention Committee, is a member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine’s Education and Global Health Committees, and is a member of the Fetal Heart Society’s Education Committee. She served as a member of the Editorial Review Board for the AIUM OBGYN Ultrasound Lecture Series and currently serves on the SMFM-AIUM Task force on Curriculum Development and Competency Assessment Tools for MFM Fellowship Training.


Dr. Abu-Rustum is a peer reviewer for several medical journals and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, She has authored the text “A Practical Guide to 3D Ultrasound” (CRC Press 2014). Her primary areas of interest are the first trimester fetus, the fetal heart, education and global healthcare. She has participated in ISUOG Outreach missions to Sudan and has been actively involved in the integration of ultrasound in medical education. She returned to her alma mater and joined the faculty at the University of Florida in August 2018.