Dr. Julian E. Delia, MD
Dr. Julian E. Delia, MD

"I work hard so that babies and families, suffering today throughout the world, can live and be happy."

Julian E. De Lia, MD, FACOG, FACS


De Lia, Julian E., MD

July 15, 2013  |  Doctors


Dr. Julian E. De Lia joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin as a Professor in August, 2012. He began his medical career at a very early age, watching and sometimes helping his family physician father, who had his office in their Newark, N.J., home. After undergraduate studies, he enrolled in the College of Medicine of New Jersey at Newark, receiving his medical degree in 1972. He then completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J.

After two years in private practice in New Jersey, De Lia transferred to the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, where he was able to fulfill the dream of wearing three hats: teacher, clinician and researcher. At Utah, De Lia began investigating twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) in 1983, and by 1988 he pioneered the most common intrauterine operation now performed world-wide in behalf of sick babies: fetoscopic placental laser surgery.

He moved to Milwaukee in 1990 because of its central location, so pregnant women had better access to treatment from most parts of the U.S. He established the International Institute for the Treatment of TTTS in 2000. De Lia has treated patients from 41 states and Canada, and consulted on TTTS cases in all 50 states and 61 countries to date via telephone and e-mail. He is involved in many other aspects of maternal-fetal therapy and is excited to join colleagues in the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin.

Top DoctorsHe was named by his peers as one of the four fathers of maternal-fetal surgery. Recently named in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctors List for 2012-2013, Dr. De Lia is ranked in the top 1% of Obstetricians and Gynecologists nationwide. He has received numerous additional awards for his work, including the Research Award for Innovations in Gynecologic Surgery from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Pacesetter Award from Cornell New York Hospital Queens, and America’s Top Doctors.

Areas of Expertise

Julian E. De Lia, MD, FACOG, FACS

Julian E. De Lia, MD, FACOG, FACS

  • Complicated multiples pregnancies
  • Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Board Certification(s)

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Patient Ages Seen

  • Adult (18 + )

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine – New Jersey College of Medicine at Newark (1972)
  • Residency in OBGYN – St. Barnabas Medical Center – Livingston, N.J.

MCW Start Date

  • 08/01/2012



Principal Investigator
Study Title
De Lia, Julian E., MDCervical Cerlage in Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
De Lia, Julian E., MDFetoscope Treatment Use

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