The Beryl Benacerraf Fund

Beryl Benacerraf, M.D.

The Beryl Benacerraf Fund supports the Benacerraf Visiting Ultrasound Fellowship, established in 2022, as a tribute to Dr. Beryl Rica Benacerraf, a pioneer in the field of obstetrical and gynecologic ultrasound and a GOHO Foundation faculty member.

Dr. Benacerraf was a world-renowned visionary and teacher of gynecologic and obstetrical ultrasound.  She was a consummate observer of anatomy and pathology, having published numerous groundbreaking studies and books on fetal and gynecologic disorders. In addition to her scientific work, Dr. Benacerraf was a passionate educator, serving as a mentor to numerous trainees, many of whom have become leaders in the field of diagnostic ultrasound.  She ardently recognized the power and quality of diagnostic ultrasound provided by well-trained physicians, which is the foundational principle of this fellowship opportunity. 

The goal of this fellowship is to expand the ultrasound training of physicians dedicated to the highest quality imaging in women’s health care. The funded fellowship provides the opportunity for a subspecialty trainee in an area of obstetrics and gynecology, radiology and others, to spend an elective rotation of at least one month duration at a U.S. institution, learning to perform and interpret diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures under the tutelage of experts in the field who are not available at their home institution.


The applicant must be a fellowship level trainee at an approved program in the United States who can show a compelling dedication to ultrasound imaging with the goal of improving health care for women and fetuses and a passion to educate others.

The applicant is required to identify the program they are interested in visiting and obtain the agreement of the mentor with whom to train. The mentor must have a documented record of clinical proficiency and educational excellence in the applicant’s area of interest and be willing to provide the clinical and/or research experience and supervision necessary to meet the applicant’s goals. The GOHO Foundation has list of luminary faculty who are available to host a mentee.


The Beryl Benacerraf Fund supports the Benacerraf Visiting Ultrasound Fellowship by providing a successful applicant to the program with $5,000
plus economy airfare to train and learn with an experienced mentor in the field of women’s imaging.