The Fetal Heart Program at The University of Maryland Medical Center is made up of a healthcare team that provides detailed evaluation, counseling and treatment for fetal heart conditions that may occur during pregnancy. 

Heart problems in a developing baby may involve abnormal formation of the heart (congenital heart disease) or abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Sometimes, genetic disorders or chromosome conditions in the baby can lead to heart problems. Other times, health conditions in a mother, medications and other exposures may cause heart conditions in the baby. In many cases, we do not know why the heart forms abnormally.

Learn more about our Children's Heart Program and our Adult Congenital Heart Program

Fetal Heart Program Goals

  1. To diagnose congenital heart defects as early and as accurately as possible during the pregnancy
  2. To ensure that families receive the highest quality care during pregnancy and as a result to improve outcomes after birth
  3. To coordinate care across the team
  4. To support the parents and family of infants with a diagnosis of heart disease
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Contact Us

If you want more information about the fetal heart program and services please contact the Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Kim Greve, RN at: 410-328-3865

If you referred a patient for a fetal echocardiogram and require a copy of the results please contact the Center for Advanced Fetal Care: 410-328-3865

If you are a patient or provider and have questions for the physicians, please contact:

Shifa Turan, MD (CAFC)

Christopher Harman, MD (CAFC)

Alicia Chaves, MD
(pediatric cardiology)

Sunjay Kaushal, PhD, MD
(pediatric cardiac surgery)

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Meet the Team

For additional information, or to make an appointment, please contact the center for Advanced Fetal Care at 410-328-3865.