Elysia Moschos, MD is a full Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and the Administrative Director of Gynecologic Sonography at Parkland Hospital, both in Dallas, TX. After completing her residency in 1997, she joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern as an ObGyn generalist. Corresponding to her clinical service during this time, Dr. Moschos focused her academic pursuits on Gynecologic Ultrasound. Prior to her joining the department, ObGyn ultrasound was staffed only by maternal-fetal medicine and radiology specialists and consequently, the unit was dominated by obstetrical services. With the mentorship of a renowned UT Southwestern radiologist who specialized in Women's Imaging, Dr Moschos became the founding architect of Gynecologic Ultrasound for the department. Starting almost from scratch, Dr. Moschos has built a division of Gynecologic Ultrasound over these past 15 years that stands as an equal to that of its Obstetric counterpart, not only in the number of patients it cares for and services it provides, but also in the research it generates and its reputation of excellence.
Dr. Moschos has significantly contributed to and advanced the field of Gynecologic Ultrasound in both the national and international arenas. Her clinical niche has provided a tremendous academic opportunity for research and her unique expertise has helped advance the standard of care in many areas of the Gynecologic Ultrasound. Her academic pursuits were inexplicably linked to her clinical practice, as many of her research projects were borne from problems she encountered in the care of her patients. As such, her research has focused on themes related to common indications for Gynecologic Ultrasound, including: sonographic evaluation of the ovary, sonographic evaluation of intrauterine devices in both pregnant and non-pregnant patients and the novel application of the technique of three-dimensional imaging in patients using this contraceptive method, the morbid and potentially mortal pregnancy complications of cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy and placenta accreta, and the evaluation of the endometrium, a particular interest of hers, in which she conducted a prospective trial that evaluated a novel technique of endometrial sampling which proved to be superior to the standard of care.