Dr Rolnik completed his Obstetrics and Gynaecology training and was awarded a master’s degree at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
He then went on to work with Professor Kypros Nicolaides at King’s College Hospital and Fetal Medicine Foundation in London, and undertook the Diploma in Fetal Medicine and his PhD degree. During this time, Dr Rolnik became involved in the ASPRE trial, a large scale randomised trial investigating the role of low dose aspirin in preventing preeclampsia in the context of a large first trimester screening program. The findings from this study, published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, have the potential to lead to a paradigm shift not only in the prevention of preeclampsia, but also in the way antenatal care is delivered. Dr Rolnik has recently been awarded a PhD and is currently working as a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia.