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The Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy

As a parent, you want to give your child the best possible start in life. You can have confidence in the compassionate and experienced physicians at the Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy. With experts in fetal, maternal, neonatal and pediatric care, our team specializes in diagnosing and treating rare and complex diseases in the womb.

Thanks to remarkable advances in medicine, our physicians are changing lives by identifying and treating a growing number of conditions before birth.The center offers fetoscopic laser surgery for complicated monochorionic twins and fetal cystoscopic treatment of bladder obstruction. We are one of the few centers in the U.S. that has successfully managed congenital diaphragmatic hernia with fetoscopic tracheal occlusion. Led by veteran maternal-fetal medicine specialist Ahmet Baschat, M.D., we personalize care to ensure the best outcomes for expectant mothers and their babies.

If you are facing a diagnosis of a complex fetal condition, please call us at 410-502-6561 to set up an appointment. You can also reach the physician team directly on our 24-hour fetal therapy hotline: 1-844-JH-FETAL (1-844-543-3825).

Drs. Jena Miller and Ahmet Baschat

Our Team
Meet the members of our expert fetal treatment team

fetus ultrasound

Diagnoses and Treatments
Learn about fetal conditions we treat and manage.

Dr. Baschat and fetal therapy clinical team in treatment room

Our Approach
Learn more about our comprehensive and integrated approach.

News and Events

Future of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Leader interviews Ahmet Baschat, M.D., about the Center for Fetal Therapy's cutting-edge work in fetal laparoscopic surgery.

No Womb for Error
—Johns Hopkins' Center for Fetal Therapy is pushing the boundaries of prenatal treatments to give mothers and their at-risk unborn babies the best shot at life.

Our Mission

To provide the most advanced treatment of fetal disease before birth by incorporating all that modern medicine, education and research have to offer with a compassionate and family-centered approach in an innovative setting.

Dr. Ahmet Baschat of the Center of Fetal Therapy

What Is Fetal Therapy?

Successful prenatal treatment of fetal conditions requires an accurate diagnosis, the skill to identify the most appropriate therapy for the family and the development of an individualized management plan — all the way to delivery and beyond. The Center for Fetal Therapy takes a comprehensive approach to achieve this goal in caring for patients by integrating the full spectrum of clinical and support services.

Saving Muriel

At 27 weeks, Katie and Greg Kiley’s unborn baby suddenly stopped moving. Doctors at Sibley Memorial Hospital sent them to the Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy in Baltimore, where specialists are pushing the boundaries of prenatal and in-utero treatments, giving mothers and their at-risk babies the best shot at life.

Treating Mother and Fetus

At the Center for Fetal Therapy we care for mother and fetus at every stage, from pregnancy to delivery and beyond. We are unique among fetal therapy centers across the world: the center’s patients delivering at The Johns Hopkins Hospital will have all their prenatal care and delivery managed by our team. The world’s best fetal, maternal, neonatal and pediatric physicians call Johns Hopkins home, and they are proud to care for you and your family.

Continuity of Care

Treatment begins the moment a patient makes an appointment via our dedicated patient line: 410-502-6561 or our 24/7 fetal therapy hotline: 1-844-JH-FETAL (1-844-543-3825). After diagnosis, we create optimal conditions for delivery and prepare a postnatal management plan for mom and baby. Many fetal procedures we perform require short and/or long term follow-up care. As your child grows, you can have confidence in the medical team who has been with you since day one. We offer the most comprehensive and integrative care for your family in one location — The Johns Hopkins Hospital.