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Our Team

At the Johns Hopkins Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, our team collaborates to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for normal and high-risk pregnancies. We are a national leader in treating expectant mothers and their babies at this very important time in their lives.

Our team is made up of:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists

Our Director

Photo of Dr. Jeanne S Sheffield, M.D.

Sheffield, Jeanne S, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: High Risk OB, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
 

Our Team 

Photo of Dr. Abimbola Aina, M.D.

Aina, Abimbola, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Maternal Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Janyne Edith Althaus, M.D.

Althaus, Janyne Edith, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Perinatal Outreach and Maternal Transport
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology and Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Cynthia Holcroft Argani, M.D.

Argani, Cynthia Holcroft, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Labor and Delivery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology and Obstetrics, High Risk OB, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Women's Reproductive Health
 
Photo of Dr. Ahmet Alexander Baschat, M.D.

Baschat, Ahmet Alexander, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Joint Appointment in Surgery
Director, Center for Fetal Therapy
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS), Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Exit Procedure, Fetal Cardiac Defects, Fetal Echo, Fetal Hydrops, Fetal Hydrothorax, Fetal Surgery, Fetal Tracheal Balloon Occlusion, Fetoscopy, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics, Placental Dysfunction, Prenatal Ultrasound, Spina Bifida, Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence, Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion, Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
 
Photo of Dr. Jessica Linda Bienstock, M.D., M.P.H.

Bienstock, Jessica Linda, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Division of Education, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director of Residency Program for Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology and Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrical Ultrasound, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Karin J Blakemore, M.D.

Blakemore, Karin J, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Professor of Oncology
Director, Prenatal Genetics, Prenatal Diagnostic Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology and Obstetrics, Human Genetics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Dana Michelle Block-Abraham, D.O.

Block-Abraham, Dana Michelle, D.O.

Instructor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS), Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Exit Procedure, Fetal Cardiac Defects, Fetal Echo, Fetal Hydrops, Fetal Hydrothorax, Fetal Surgery, Fetoscopy, Gynecology, Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics, Placental Dysfunction, Prenatal Ultrasound, Spina Bifida, Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence, Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion, Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
 
Photo of Dr. Irina Burd, M.D., Ph.D.

Burd, Irina, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Integrated Research Center for Fetal Medicine
Director, Fetal Neurosonology Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Fetal Cardiology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, High Risk OB, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Women's Reproductive Health
 
Photo of Dr. Jude Crino, M.D.

Crino, Jude, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, First Trimester Screening Program
Director, Perinatal Ultrasound
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Fetal Echo, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrical Ultrasound, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Rita Wesley Driggers, M.D.

Driggers, Rita Wesley, M.D.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Medical Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Women's Reproductive Health
 
Photo of Dr. Ernest Marshall Graham, M.D.

Graham, Ernest Marshall, M.D.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Edith D Gurewitsch Allen, M.D.

Gurewitsch Allen, Edith D, M.D.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology and Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Shoulder Dystocia
 
Photo of Dr. Janice Lynn Henderson, M.D.

Henderson, Janice Lynn, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Coordinator, Nutrition in Pregnancy Clinic
Director, Fetal Assessment Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Fetal Cardiology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, High Risk OB, Multiple Gestations, Obesity, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Nancy Hueppchen, M.D., M.S.

Hueppchen, Nancy, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Dean for Curriculum, School of Medicine
Director of Medical Student Education, GYN/OB
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology and Obstetrics, High Risk OB, Medical Education, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Angie Child Jelin, M.D.

Jelin, Angie Child, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Amniocentesis, Chorionic Villus Sampling, Fetal Anomalies, Fetal Ultrasound, High Risk OB, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Women's Reproductive Health
 
Photo of Dr. Clark Timothy Johnson, M.D., M.P.H.

Johnson, Clark Timothy, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: High Risk OB, Obstetrics, Prenatal Ultrasound
 
Photo of Dr. Svena Delina Julien, M.D.

Julien, Svena Delina, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology and Obstetrics, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Lorraine Anne Milio, M.D.

Milio, Lorraine Anne, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Co-director, HALO Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Jena Lyn Miller, M.D.

Miller, Jena Lyn, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS), Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Exit Procedure, Fetal Cardiac Defects, Fetal Echo, Fetal Hydrops, Fetal Surgery, Fetoscopy, Gynecology, High Risk OB, Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics, Placental Dysfunction, Prenatal Ultrasound, Spina Bifida, Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence, Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion, Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
 
Photo of Dr. Donna Maria Neale, M.D.

Neale, Donna Maria, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology and Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Women's Reproductive Health
 
Photo of Dr. Andrew Jay Satin, M.D.

Satin, Andrew Jay, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Dorothy Edwards Professor of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology and Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Linda Marie Szymanski, M.D., Ph.D.

Szymanski, Linda Marie, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Medical Director, Labor & Delivery and Inpatient Obstetric Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Director, Multiple Gestation Clinic
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Exercise Physiology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Julia Timofeev, M.D.

Timofeev, Julia, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Arthur Vaught, M.D.

Vaught, Arthur, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Frank R Witter, M.D.

Witter, Frank R, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Toxicology
 

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellows

  • Maureen Grundy, M.D. - 3rd year fellow
  • Michael Tsimis, M.D. - 3rd year fellow
  • Solange Eloundou, M.D. - 2nd year fellow
  • Christopher Novak, M.D. - 1st year fellow
  • Ahizechukwu Eke, M.D., M.P.H. - 1st year fellow

Ultrasonographers

  • Shannon Trebes, AAS, RDMS, RVT
    Chief Obstetrical Sonographer
  • Jan Laferriere, AA, RDMS
  • Maria Zaharieva, BA, RDMS, RVT
  • Cynthia Walker, AA, RDMS
  • Jennifer Durbin, BS, RDMS
  • Hyeyoung Ju, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
  • Rachel Mazumder, BS, RDMS, RVT
  • Kristen Diffenderfer, BS, RDMS, RVT
  • Rebecca Ryan, AAS, RDMS
  • Danielle Curry, AAS, RDMS
  • Lindsey Frommeyer, BA, RDMS
  • Brittany Fields, AA, RDMS
  • Melissa Parris, BA, RDMS, RVT

Nurses

Nurse Managers

  • Barbara Lamartina, MS, RN, Inpatient Perinatal Units, Zayed 8 East and Zayed 8 West
  • Shirley Kowaleksi, MS, RN, JHOC 6 Women’s Health Center and Nelson 2, MFM and Generalist OB/GYN Practices

Certified Nurse Midwives

  • Colleen Kennedy, C.N.M.
  • Regina McCartan, C.N.M.
  • Anita Shulman, C.N.M.

Fetal Assessment Nurses

  • Kathleen Costigan, RN, MPH
  • Rosemary Critzer, BSN

Genetic Counselors

  • Virginia Corson, M.S.
  • Christine Hertenstein, M.G.C.
  • Cathleen Lawson, M.S.
  • Katherine Rock, M.S.
  • Katelynn Sagaser, M.S.

Patient Service Coordinators

Obstetrical Ultrasound and Fetal Assessment

  • Donna Dodge, Project Coordinator
  • Jo'el Franklin, Senior Patient Services Coordinator
  • Sandra Thaniel
  • Barbara Hall
  • Melanie Langkam

Prenatal Genetic Counseling 

  • Betty Gilman
  • Wendy Schlining