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Ahmet Alexander Baschat, MD

Director, Center for Fetal Therapy
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Titles

  • Director, Center for Fetal Therapy
  • Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Centers & Institutes

  • Fetal Therapy, Center for

Expertise

Amniotic Band Syndrome, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Exit Procedure, Fetal Echo, Fetal Hydrothorax, Fetal Surgery, Fetoscopy, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence, Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion, Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Biography

Dr. Ahmet Baschat is director of the Center for Fetal Therapy and professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. His areas of clinical expertise include prenatal treatment of intrauterine growth restriction and fetal interventions for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), as well as other complications of monochorionic twin pregnancies.

Dr. Baschat received his undergraduate and medical degrees from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He earned his doctorate in medicine (Dr. Med) from the University of Lübeck, where he also completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Baschat also completed residencies at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and at University of Maryland Medical Center.  He performed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at University of Maryland Medical Center and went on to develop their Center for Advanced Fetal Care. Dr. Baschat joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2014.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Baschat was professor and director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Baschat’s research interests include interventions and management techniques for fetal growth restriction and placental insufficiency. He has also done extensive research on the use of high resolution prenatal ultrasound techniques, including Doppler and fetal echocardiography, to predict and detect fetal complications.

Dr. Baschat serves on a variety of boards and is a member of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG), the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology and the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society. He has been recognized with several awards and honors, including the 2010 Award for Excellence in Research by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Baschat’s passion for developing an individualized care plan for each of his patients has been the hallmark of his practice.

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Turkish
Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin 2 ) (1989)

    Residencies

    • University of Maryland Medical Center / Obstetrics and Gynecology (Baltimore MD) (2001)
    • University of Luebeck Germany / Obstetrics and Gynecology (Luebeck ) (1997)
    • Newton - Wellesley Hospital / Internal Medicine (Newton Lower Falls MA) (1994)

    Fellowships

    • University of Maryland Medical Center / Maternal & Fetal Medicine (Baltimore MD) (2004)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013)
    • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Maternal and Fetal Medicine (2007)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Baschat AA, Barber J, Pedersen N, Turan OM, Harman CR. Outcome after fetoscopic selective laser ablation of placental anastomoses versus equatorial laser dichorionization for the treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013; 209: 234.e1-8.

    WAPM Consensus Group on Twin-to-Twin Transfusion, Baschat A, Chmait RH, Deprest J, Gratacós E, Hecher K, Kontopoulos E, Quintero R, Skupski DW, Valsky DV, Ville Y. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). J Perinat Med. 2011; 39: 107-12

    Baschat AA, Oepkes D. Twin anemia-polycythemia sequence in monochorionic twins: implications for diagnosis and treatment. Am J Perinatol. 2014 Sep;31 Suppl 1:S25-30. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1376391. Epub 2014 May 23.

    Benoit RM, Baschat AA. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: prenatal diagnosis and treatment. Am J Perinatol. 2014 Aug;31(7):583-94. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1372428. Epub 2014 May 23.

    Baschat AA. Neurodevelopment following fetal growth restriction and its relationship with antepartum parameters of placental dysfunction. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2011; 37: 501-14.

    Eixarch E, Valsky D, Deprest J, Baschat AA, Lewi L, Ortiz JU, Martinez-Crespo JM, Gratacos E.
    Preoperative prediction of the individualized risk of early fetal death after laser therapy in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Prenat Diagn. 2013; 33: 1033-8.

    Papanna R, Block-Abraham D, Mann LK, Buhimschi IA, Bebbington M, Garcia E, Kahlek N, Harman C, Johnson A, Baschat A, Moise KJ Jr. Risk factors associated with preterm delivery after fetoscopic laser ablation for twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2014; 43: 48-53.

    Block-Abraham DM, Turan OM, Doyle LE, Kopelman JN, Atlas RO, Jenkins CB, Harman CR, Blitzer MG, Baschat AA. First trimester maternal characteristics, Doppler parameters and serum analytes after preeclampsia. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2013 [Epub ahead of print]


  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    2014 Haackert Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Perinatal Medicine
    German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    2013 M. Carlyle Crenshaw, Jr., M.D. Lectureship in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
    “Disease Specific Care-The Premise of Fetal Medicine”

    2010 Award for Excellence in Research, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    “Fetal Adrenal gland size – an accurate predictor of preterm birth”

    2008 Dru Carlson Memorial award for Research in Ultrasound and Genetics,
    Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, “Integration of Doppler and biophysical parameters provides optimal
    delivery timing in FGR”

    2008 Award for Excellence in Research, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    “Doppler and biophysical profile and neurodevelopment in fetal growth restriction"

    2004 Research Award, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecologic
    “Integration of Doppler and biophysical profile scoring in fetal growth restriction”

    2001 Resident Research Award, Maryland Obstetrical & Gynecologic Society,
    “Longitudinal analysis of biophysical and Doppler parameters in fetal growth restriction"

    2000 Resident Research Award, Maryland Obstetrical & Gynecologic Society, “Antenatal Prediction of ventricular
    hemorrhage in the growth restricted neonate, What is the role of Doppler?”

    1997 Research Award, 7th World Congress of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology,
    “Examination of the fetal coronary sinus by Doppler ultrasound”

  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Q&A

    Dr. Ahmet Baschat, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy, discusses twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and subsequent follow-up.

    Meet Our Experts - Dr. Ahmet Baschat

    Dr. Baschat is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy. His clinical practice focuses on caring for expecting mothers that are in need of prenatal fetal interventions or fetal therapies.

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Nelson Building
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5829
    Appointment Phone: 410-502-6561
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    Department/Division

    • Gynecology and Obstetrics

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