Prenatal Pediatrics Program

Child listens to mom's belly for baby's heartbeat

The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Prenatal Pediatrics Program provides compassionate, multidisciplinary care for pregnant women whose fetuses have been diagnosed with an anomaly. Our experts are at the forefront of fetal diagnosis and therapy. We offer treatment in the womb and participate in research to find the next revolutionary fetal therapy.

Your baby’s condition and ongoing treatment will be communicated across disciplines from the moment of diagnosis. Our approach allows for an unprecedented level of seamless and thoughtful care, from diagnosis in the womb to the delivery room, the neonatal intensive care unit, our state-of-the-art pediatric center and beyond.

We are members of the North American Fetal Therapy Network and participate in multiple single center and multicenter trials.

Conditions We Treat

  • Gastroschisis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypoplastic left heart
  • Lower urinary tract obstruction
  • Omphalocele
  • Pleural effusion
  • Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Transposition of the great vessels
  • Truncus arteriosus

Our Team

Nurse Coordinator

Kami Skurow-Todd, M.S.N., R.N.C.-N.I.C.

Fetal Program Nurse Coordinator
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Complex Clinical Care Coordination, Fetal Cardiology, Fetal Therapy, Neonatal ICU, Research

Kami Skurow-Todd

Prenatal Pediatrics Steering Committee

  • Ahmet Alexander Baschat, M.D., M.B. B.CH. B.A.O.

    • Director, Center for Fetal Therapy
    • Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
    • Joint Appointment in Surgery

    Expertise: Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS), Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, EXIT Procedure, Fetal Cardiac Defects, Fetal Echocardiography

  • Amaris McCord Keiser, M.D.

    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    Expertise: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

  • Shaun Michael Kunisaki, M.D., M.Sc.

    • Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Professor
    • Associate Chief, Strategy & Integration, General Pediatric Surgery
    • Director, Fetal Program, General Pediatric Surgery
    • Director, Pediatric Esophageal Surgery, Johns Hopkins Children's Center
    • Professor of Surgery

    Expertise: Anti-Reflux Surgery, Congenital Pulmonary Malformations, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Esophageal Surgery, Fetal Surgery

  • William John Ravekes, M.D.

    • Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
    • Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship
    • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    Expertise: Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease, Fetal Cardiology, Fetal Echocardiography, Heart Failure

  • Jeanne Steinbronn Sheffield, M.D.

    • Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    • Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

    Expertise: High Risk OB, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics

Webinar - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Caring for You and Your Baby from Prenatal Diagnosis to Infancy

The diagnosis of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) prior to delivery can be confusing and overwhelming. Learn about the Johns Hopkins Fetal Center and our family-centered approach to care from Ahmet Baschat, director of the Center for Fetal Therapy, pediatric surgeons Shaun Kunisaki and Alejandro Garcia and pediatric cardiologist Melanie Nies.