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Prenatal Pediatrics Institute

Contact number | 202-476-7409
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Cutting Edge Care for Expectant Families

Moving quickly matters most when something isn't right with an unborn baby. The Prenatal Pediatrics Institute gets diagnosis and treatment advances to families faster.

Our Services

Sometimes babies show signs of potential health risks even before they’re born. At Children’s National Hospital, the Prenatal Pediatrics Institute provides the diagnosis, treatment and support you and your baby need. Through research, expertise, coordinated and advanced care, personalized treatment plans and more, the Prenatal Pediatrics Institute is dedicated to helping your baby get the best possible start in life.

Our team – which includes top physicians in every specialty – can diagnose your baby and provide consultation with other specialists all in the same day. That way, we can create a treatment plan that’s just right for your family. We provide:

  • Innovative care for your unborn baby. Our groundbreaking research allows us to diagnose prenatal conditions earlier. This helps your family get answers to important questions and start planning for your baby’s future needs.
  • Expertise. Adré du Plessis, M.B.Ch.B., an international expert in normal and abnormal development of the fetal brain, leads our team of 50 experts in more than 19 pediatric specialties. We offer a level of experience few centers can match.
  • Fully coordinated care. Because all of our specialists are here in one location, we can arrange for you to meet with any specialists that you need in a single visit.
  • Personalized treatment plans. We provide you with a roadmap of detailed information, including multiple treatment options, to meet your baby’s needs.
  • Advanced neonatal care. From life-saving heart surgery to specialized critical care programs, we deliver advanced care starting the moment your baby is born.
  • Pioneering research. Along with providing the most advanced care to patients today, our expert team advances the field of prenatal pediatrics and treatment for the future. Learn more about our Developing Brain Institute.

Our experts also work closely with you and your obstetrician or maternal-prenatal medicine specialist to help you understand your baby’s condition. This helps make sure your baby has a seamless transition from the womb to receiving the best care after birth.

Contact Us

For questions about the Prenatal Pediatrics Institute or to schedule an in-person appointment or telehealth visit, please call 202-476-7409.

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Prenatal Pediatrics Institute Team

  • Adre duPlessis

    Adre Du Plessis
    Division Chief, Prenatal and Transitional Pediatrics
    Director, Prenatal Pediatrics Institute
    Director, Prenatal Brain Program

  • Jeffrey Becker

    Jeffrey Becker

  • Sarah Clauss

    Sarah Clauss
    Advanced Imaging Cardiologist

  •  Mary Donofrio

    Mary Donofrio
    Medical Director, Prenatal Cardiology Program
    Co-Director, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Program
    Advanced Imaging Cardiologist

  • Anita Krishnan

    Anita Krishnan
    Advance Imaging Cardiologist

  • Craig Sable

    Craig Sable
    Associate Division Chief, Cardiology
    Director, Echocardiography

  • Kate Cilli

    Kate Cilli
    Genetic Counselor

  • Anne Lawrence

    Anne Lawrence
    Genetic Counselor

  • Kim Chapman

    Kimberly Chapman
    Medical Geneticist

  • J Fraser

    Jamie Fraser
    Director, Myelin Disorders Program
    Director, Fetal Genetics Program
    Medical and Biochemical Geneticist

  • Kenneth Rosenbaun

    Kenneth Rosenbaum
    Medical Geneticist

  • Veronica Gomez-Lobo

    Veronica Gomez-Lobo
    Division Chief, Gynecology
    Director, Positive Reevaluation of Urogenital Differences (PROUD) Clinic
    Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
    Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist

  • Michael Guerrera

    Michael Guerrera
    Director, Comprehensive Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program

  • Roberta DeBiasi

    Roberta L. DeBiasi
    Division Chief, Infectious Diseases
    Co-Director, Congenital Zika Program
    Co-Director, Congenital Infection Program
    Investigator, Children's National Research Institute

  • Billie LouShort

    Billie Lou Short
    Division Chief, Neonatology

  • Sarah Mulkey

    Sarah Mulkey
    Co-Director, Congenital Infection Program
    Director, Prenatal and Neonatal Fellowship
    Prenatal and Neonatal Neurologist

  • Sarah Schlatterer

    Sarah Schlatterer
    Director, Neurocardiac Critical Care
    Prenatal and Neonatal Neurologist

  • Robert Keating

    Robert Keating
    Division Chief, Neurosurgery

  • John Myseros, MD, Neurosurgeon

    John Myseros
    Vice Chief, Neurosurgery

  • Ben Martin

    Benjamin Martin
    Associate Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
    Spine, Hip and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist

  • Matthew Oetgen

    Matthew Oetgen
    Division Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
    Spine, Hip and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist

  • Laura Tosi

    Laura Tosi
    Director, Bone Health Program
    Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Rare Bone Disease, Bone Health and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist

  • Megan Young

    Megan Young
    Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Limb Lengthening and Deformity, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist

  • Brian Reilly

    Brian Reilly
    Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program

  • Rahul Shah

    Rahul Shah
    Senior Vice President, Children’s National Hospital-Based Specialties Center

  • Michael Boyajian

    Michael Boyajian
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

  • Albert Oh

    Albert Oh
    Director, Cleft and Craniofacial Program
    Director, Plastic Surgery Fellowship
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

  • Gary Rogers

    Gary Rogers
    Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Ellen Bartolini

    Ellen Bartolini

  • Folasade Ogunlesi

    Folasade Ogunlesi

  • Dorothy Bulas

    Dorothy Bulas
    Division Chief, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology

  • Anna Blask

    Anna Blask

  • Judyta Loomis

    Judyta Loomis

  • Dr. Jonathan Murnick

    Jonathan Murnick

  • Dr. Eva Rubio

    Eva Rubio
    Interim Vice President, Quality and Safety

  • Gilbert Vezina

    L Gilbert Vezina
    Director, Neuroradiology Program

  • Andrea Badillo

    Andrea Badillo
    Director, Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction
    Associate Program Director, Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship

  • Anthony Sandler

    Anthony Sandler
    Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief
    Joseph E. Robert Jr., Center for Surgical Care

  • Children's National Hospital

    Tazim Dowlut-McElroy

  • Roopa Kanakatti Shankar

    Roopa Kanakatti Shankar

  • Hans Pohl

    Hans Pohl
    Division Chief, Urology
    Co-director, Spina Bifida Program

  • Nadia Kalloo

    Naida Kalloo
    Medical Unit Director, Prince George's County

  • Harry Rushton

    Harry Rushton JR
    Emeritus Chair and Faculty, Urology

  • Olivia Ackerman

    Olivia Ackerman
    Nurse Practitioner