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The Center for Advanced Fetal Care (CAFC) is a world-class clinical and research facility dedicated to a single goal – preserving the lives of the unborn child and providing hope to their families.

The center offers comprehensive testing and evaluation of fetal abnormalities. The CAFC team provides care and support for the unborn child with non-invasive and invasive techniques that are now standard around the world. The physician team is able to draw from the medical center's multi-disciplinary team and University of Maryland's Children's Hospital to seamlessly care for both mother and baby. Because of the breath of expertise at University of Maryland Medical Center, your patients are provided with an unmatched continuum of care spanning from fetal to newborn to pediatrics to long-term follow up.

Referring is simple.

The CAFC referral line is always answered by a perinatal nurse to make sure your patient's care is coordinated appropriately.

Areas of Expertise

Special Programs

Specialized Treatments

  • Comprehensive screenings, even for low-risk pregnancies
  • Advanced fetal imaging (3-D and 4-D ultrasounds) to detect fetal heart defects
  • Intrauterine fetal blood transfusions
  • Laser surgery for conditions such as twin-to-twin transfusion, fetal and placental tumors (one of the top 10 laser centers in North America)
  • Diagnostic techniques to detect fetal abnormalities such as fetal blood disorders, fetal urinary tract obstructions
  • Genetic counseling


Baltimore City

Anne Arundel County

Meet the Fetal Care Specialists 

M. Ozhan Turan, MD , PhD, FACOG
Director of Fetal Therapy and Complicated Obstetrical Surgery; Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Executive Vice Chair Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Ozhan Turan received his fellowship and training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at University of Maryland Medical Center as well as in Harris Birthright Centre in London. Dr. Turan has done extensive research in fetal monitoring and Doppler ultrasound, and recently developed 3D and 2D ultrasound methods to predict preterm labor. He has advanced training and experience in fetal interventions and complex maternal surgery.

Irina Burd, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Shifa Turan, MD
Assistant Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Director, Fetal Heart Program

Dr. Shifa Turan developed first trimester fetal echocardiography to detect congenital cardiac abnormalities using 4D ultrasound. This new technique allows for earlier detection and treatment of heart abnormalities.