Expertise & Experience
The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health is a multi-disciplinary team made up of specialists from several of our U.S. News & World Report-ranked divisions and members of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty.
Drawing upon the extensive expertise of faculty from fetal and neonatal cardiology, fetal surgery, maternal-fetal medicine, and more than 20 other adult and pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties, the most appropriate group of specialty clinicians will be assembled to provide your individualized care. In most cases, this will include the same clinicians who will be available to assist with your care and the care of your baby after birth.
Your baby will benefit from the variety of experts and the complicated procedures they perform daily. For example, newborns with major heart and/or lung problems can receive lifesaving treatment in our ECMO program, which is the first and largest in the city. Lurie Children’s is also a leader in minimally invasive surgery for congenital anomalies of the abdomen and the chest. Each year our Heart Center performs more than 900 fetal echocardiograms and 450 open and closed heart surgeries, with outcomes among the best in the nation.
Our physicians are passionate about pioneering advancements and improvements in the diagnosis, treatment and care of complex fetal conditions and anomalies, and we do more research and receive more funding for pediatric research than any other center in the Midwest.
We have a long history of working closely with regional obstetricians and MFM specialists to assure the best care for newborns. We believe in family-centered care, so we encourage the baby’s family to take an active part in doctor visits and decision-making.
The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health experts develop personalized treatment plans with pregnant women and families based on each individual prenatal diagnosis. Our specialists perform more than 1800 consultations each year for all types of fetal disorders, rare and common, with expectant parents from around the country.
Families may meet with multiple pediatric specialists who will be part of their baby’s medical team for a fetal consultation. Our neonatologists, pediatric surgeons and pediatric subspecialists care for sick babies with complex medical needs by working together to create comprehensive plans.
Meet the Team