Fetal Heart Program's connections to NICU, PCICU, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Genetics and Pediatric Cardiology

The Fetal Heart Program at The University of Maryland Medical Center is a team of fetal medicine experts who have specific training in fetal echocardiography, pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiac surgery, neonatology and genetics.

Program Features

Multidisciplinary Personalized Care

Our program is designed to evaluate each unique case and develop a specifically tailored treatment plan.

First Trimester Fetal Echocardiography

The majority of severe congenital heart defects (CHD) are detectable at 11-14 weeks. We specialize in early fetal echocardiography, with over 10 years of experience performing first trimester fetal heart examinations in high risk populations.

Advanced Technology

Our program uses the latest technology, 4-dimensional (4D) ultrasound imaging, to assess each case.

Parent Education & Preparation

We diligently provide support and education for each patient. We believe that personalized care, good communication and planning reduce stress and anxiety within the family. 

Contact Us

For more information about the fetal heart program and services, please contact the Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Nicole Pederson at 410-328-3865.

For Healthcare Professionals: If you referred a patient for a fetal echocardiogram and require a copy of the results, please contact the Center for Advanced Fetal Care at 410-328-3865.

If you are a patient or provider and have questions for the physicians, please contact:

For additional information, or to make an appointment, please contact the center for Advanced Fetal Care at 410-328-3865.

Please contact us with any questions or comments you may have about our Fetal Heart Program.