Brian K. Iriye, MD of the High Risk Pregnancy Center was named President of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) on Saturday February 16, 2019. He was installed as the organization’s leader at the 39th annual meeting of the SMFM, which was held at Caesars Palace here in Las Vegas, NV. Established in 1977, the SMFM is the world’s premiere organization for maternal-fetal medicine specialists. This organization represents over 3,000 physicians and other practice professional and engages in education and advocacy efforts to support the work of these professionals and optimize the care of high-risk pregnant women and their babies.
Dr. Iriye, was chosen for the 1 year leadership position by members of the executive committee and is the first president from a non-university based program in over a decade. He currently holds positions on the board of directors for the national Perinatal Quality Foundation, SMFM Practice Management Division, and the Foundation for SMFM. Recently, Dr. Iriye was the lead editor for the SMFM’s book, Contemporary Guide to Practice Management: For Physicians, Managers, and Administrators.
Currently, Dr. Iriye serves as the managing partner of the country’s largest maternal fetal medicine private practice, the High Risk Pregnancy Center – with offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno. The practice utilizes the latest technology to improve care to pregnant women in Nevada and is distinguished as a NCQA Patient Centered Specialty Practice, accredited in obstetric ultrasound and fetal echocardiography, and has recently started the multidisciplinary Maternal Opioid Treatment, Health, Education, and Recovery Project (MOTHER Project) to help battle the ongoing problems of the opioid crisis and effects on pregnancy mothers and their babies.