Service & Programs

Fetal Cardiology Program

The Fetal Cardiology Program allows for the detection of congenital heart defects before birth, often as early as 18 weeks of gestation. Working in conjunction with parents, obstetricians, perinatologists and neonatologists, physicians in the Echocardiography laboratory put together a treatment plan months before the baby is delivered.

In addition, prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defects allows parents to schedule the baby’s delivery at a medical center that provides comprehensive services for the mother and her baby including:

  • Perinatology
  • Obstetrics
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatric cardiology
  • Congenital heart surgery

The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital is the only medical center in South Florida that can provide all of these services at one site and does not require separation of mother and child after delivery.

Fetal echocardiography team members include:

Peter L. Ferrer, M.D.

Richard E. Kardon, D.O.

Sethuraman Swaminathan, M.D.

Nao Sasaki, M.D.