Edward J. Quilligan
Professor Emeritus, Obstetrics & Gynecology
School of Medicine
M.D., Ohio State University
University of California, Irvine
24 Urey Court
Irvine, CA 92617
Maternal Fetal Medicine
One of the principal founders of the sub specialty of maternal-fetal medicine, Dr. Quilligan is internationally recognized for his research. He has conducted a number of major studies on the effects of labor in the cardiovascular system of the mother and the fetus. His work contributed substantially to the development of the practice of fetal monitoring during labor. Due to his pioneering efforts, physicians are able to identify fetal distress at a much earlier stage which has led to reduced complications and infant mortality. His subsequent studies have focused on the function of the uterus in pregnancy, the role of abnormal oxygen levels in fetal brain damage, fetal breathing, the fetal sleep state, and problems of high risk pregnancies. His current interests include primarily the causes of brain damage in the fetus, particularly those situations associated with oxygen deficiency in and around the time of labor and delivery.
Lien JM; Towers CV; Quilligan EJ; de Veciana M; Toohey JS; Morgan MA. Term early-onset neonatal seizures: obstetric characteristics, etiologic classifications, and perinatal care. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1995 Feb, 85(2):163-9.