Care Team of Experts

At The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health, our comprehensive team works together to develop the best plan for every baby. Our Fetal Health Advisory Group is a multidisciplinary group of specialists that meets regularly to discuss patient cases, develop treatment plans that incorporate all aspects of care and communicate those plans to your care providers throughout your pregnancy.

Front row: Natalia Henner, MD; William Grobman, MD; Erin Rowell, MD; Aimen Shaaban, MD; Priya Rajan, MD; Robin Bowman, MD; Nicolas Porta, MD.Back row: Jill Keats; Linda Zekas, APN; Edward Gong, MD; Nicki Washington; Mary Kamvisis; Meghan Coghlan, MD;Jessica Fry, MD; Kerri Machut, MD


Our team also works closely with Lurie Children’s social workers and child life specialists to address the non-medical needs of our patients and families.

The Fetal Health Advisory Group

Robin M. Bowman, MD

Director, Multidisciplinary Spina Bifida Center

  • Seeing Patients at 4 Locations

Meghan A. Coghlan, MD

Attending Physician, Neonatology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Ann G. Downey, MD

Attending Physician, Neonatology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Jessica T. Fry, MD

Attending Physician, Neonatology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Edward M. Gong, MD

Attending Physician, Urology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Nina L. Gotteiner, MD

Program Co-Director, Fetal/Neonatal Cardiology; Attending Physician, Cardiology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Aaron Hamvas, MD

Division Head, Neonatology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Natalia Henner, MD

Attending Physician, Neonatology

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Kerri Z. Machut, MD

Attending Physician, Neonatology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Nicolas Porta, MD

Attending Physician, Neonatology; Co-Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program; Associate Director, Lurie Children’s NICU

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Erin E. Rowell, MD

Attending Physician, Pediatric Surgery; Director, Fertility and Hormone Preservation and Restoration Program

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Aimen Shaaban, MD

Director, The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health; Attending Physician, Pediatric Surgery

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Linda Zekas, MSN, APN, CWON, NP

Advanced Practice Nurse/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Surgery (General)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Additional Members of the Advisory Group

  • Chen W. Cheng – Executive Director 
  • Bridget Doyle – Social Worker 
  • Mary Kamvisis, MSN, RNC-NIC – Nurse Coordinator
  • Jill Keats – Program Development