The Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy offers an unmatched scope of fetal diagnosis, treatment and surgery, paired with the highest standard of maternal care, all in a single location. Our multidisciplinary team develops a plan tailored to the needs of the entire family to provide the most optimal treatment. Monitoring the patient, every step of the way, we work with our neonatal and pediatric surgery team to coordinate a continuum of care that offers the highest chance of survival and quality of life.
Joint Appointment in Surgery
Director, Center for Fetal Therapy
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Our Pediatric Surgical Team
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neurosurgery
Director, American Board of Pediatric Neurological Society
Director, American Board of Neurological Surgery
Carson-Spiro Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Fetal Program, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Director, Pediatric Urology Research
Professor of Cell Biology
Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Children's Center
Director, Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias
Division Chief, Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Anesthesiologist-in-Chief, Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director of Obstetric Anesthesia
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Director - Multidisciplinary Pediatric Aerodigestive Clinic Team
Professor of Urology
Chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Sponseller Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Majbritt Jensen, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.-S
Majbritt Jensen provides support and resources for patients dealing with the difficult diagnosis of fetal anomalies and high-risk pregnancies. Majbritt received her Bachelor's from Elon University and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Prior to her work at Johns Hopkins, Majbritt worked at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center where she received multiple awards. Majbritt is a member of the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers.
Kearney, Jennifer, R.N.C.
Registered Nurse, Certified
Jennifer Kearney, R.N.C., is a career obstetric nurse specializing in fetal therapy for the past five years. She is a compassionate, professional nurse committed to seamless coordination of care for the special population she serves. Kearney uses excellent clinical skills to provide comprehensive nursing care during prenatal appointments, fetal testing and surgical procedures. She is currently working on her bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
As a military spouse, Melissa Laurie has worked for more than 10 years in multiple maternal-fetal medicine units throughout the country, honing her expertise in the diagnosis of fetal anomalies. Most recently, she was the Lead Sonographer at Medstar Washington Hospital. Melissa graduated summa cum laude from the Ferris State University Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program after earning a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Central Michigan University. She strives to make every visit for each patient and their loved ones a meaningful and positive experience despite the challenging nature of their pregnancy.
Senior Sonographer II/Data Coordinator
Cyrethia “CiCi” McShane graduated as valedictorian of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program and magna cum laude from Weber State University, with a major in diagnostic medical sonography and a minor in health care administration. McShane has worked for the Johns Hopkins Health Systems for over 20 years. She started her career in the Johns Hopkins Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment Center, then transferred to Howard County General Hospital. As senior sonographer II/data coordinator, she combines her unique skill sets in diagnostic medical sonography and information technology in the cutting-edge field of fetal therapy.
Sarah Millard has more than 10 years of experience as a high-risk obstetrical sonographer at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, specializing in multiple gestations, the diagnosis and treatment of high-risk maternal and fetal conditions, ultrasound guidance for fetal procedures, and fetal echocardiography. Millard graduated from the Johns Hopkins Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program after earning a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Towson University. She strives to give all of her patients exceptional care, undivided attention and support.
Rock, Katherine, M.S., C.G.C.
Katherine “Katie” Rock, M.S., C.G.C., meets with patients whose children may be at an increased risk for a genetic condition or birth defect. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Virginia and her master’s degree in genetic counseling at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Seitz, Erika, M.S.W.
Erika Seitz, M.S.W., started on the Center for Fetal Therapy team as a social worker and is now the Outreach Coordinator. Seitz has many years experience in obstetrics, helping women throughout Baltimore City. Her clinical practice is focused on the maternal adjustment to fetal anomalies during and after pregnancy. Seitz aims to provide the tools for psychological, emotional and social stability of all patients. Seitz earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She earned her undergraduate degree in behavioral health at Pennsylvania State University.
Ashton Spring, R.N., B.S.N.
Ashton Spring, R.N., B.S.N., joined the Johns Hopkins Fetal Therapy Center in 2018. A registered nurse, Ashton has extensive experience working with high risk obstetric populations and is passionate about providing personalized, family-oriented care. Ashton graduated cum laude from Salisbury University with a BSN in Nursing in 2010. She started her career as a perinatal nurse at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center from 2010-2013. Over the next four years, she then worked as a labor and delivery nurse all over the country, serving patients in Texas, Hawaii, California and Colorado. Ashton is excited to bring her skills back to Baltimore and the growing field of fetal therapy.
Dr. Baschat and the Center for Fetal Therapy staff work with several Johns Hopkins pediatric and adult clinical teams, including: