At the University of Maryland Medical Center, our fetal heart program includes a team of doctors, sonographers, genetic counselors, nurses and social workers who are specially trained to diagnose and treat a variety of heart conditions.

Shifa Turan, MD

Shifa Turan, MD

Director of Fetal Heart Program

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Chris Harman, MD

Christopher Harman, MD

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Pediatric Cardiologists

Geoffrey Rosenthal, MD, PhD

Geoffrey Rosenthal, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics

Alicia Chaves, MD

Alicia Chaves, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Nicholas P. Pietris, MD

Nicholas P. Pietris, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon

K. Barry Deatrick, MD

K. Barry Deatrick, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Neonatology Specialists

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) specialists provide care 24/7 to your infant.

Genetic Counselors

Amanda Higgs

Amanda S. Higgs

Instructor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

patrick semesky

Patrick Semesky, MGC, CGC

Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Program Coordinators

  • Nicole Pedersen, BSN, RN, Program Nurse Coordinator: Nicole is an expert cardiac nurse coordinator She will arrange all of your appointments with high risk obstetrics, genetics, pediatric cardiology, neonatal intensive care unit and cardiac surgery. She will help you navigate through the University of Maryland care system and will be your primary point of contact. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 410-328-3865.
  • Lindsey Seger, BS, RDMS Ob/Gyn/FE
    Program Sonographer Coordinator 
  • Jamie Mech, RDMS Ob/Gyn/FE 
    Program Sonographer Coordinator 

Fetal Sonographers

Fetal Sonographers 2018

Brittany Kelley, RDMS; Lindsey Reetz, RDMS;
Noelle Smith, RDMS; Lindsey Seger, RDMS

Social Work Team

  • Catherine Miller
  • Ashley Langmead

Fetal Care Nursing Team

fetal care nurses 2018

Felicia Grube, RN; Nicole Pederson, RN; Jeannette Esposito, RN;
Cheryl Appleton, RN; Kelly Kennedy, RN; Kim Greve, RN;
Margaret Mills, RN; Sherri Brice, MA
NOT PICTURED: Erin McMichael, RN