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.
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:
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.
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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Adre Du Plessis
Division Chief, Prenatal and Transitional PediatricsDirector, Prenatal Pediatrics InstituteDirector, Prenatal Brain Program
Advanced Imaging Cardiologist
Medical Director, Prenatal Cardiology ProgramCo-Director, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Program Advanced Imaging Cardiologist
Advance Imaging Cardiologist
Associate Division Chief, CardiologyDirector, Echocardiography
Director, Myelin Disorders Program Director, Fetal Genetics Program Medical and Biochemical Geneticist
Division Chief, GynecologyDirector, Positive Reevaluation of Urogenital Differences (PROUD) Clinic Director, Pediatric and Adolescent GynecologyPediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist
Director, Comprehensive Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program Hematologist
Roberta L. DeBiasi
Division Chief, Infectious DiseasesCo-Director, Congenital Zika ProgramCo-Director, Congenital Infection Program Investigator, Children's National Research Institute
Billie Lou Short
Division Chief, Neonatology
Co-Director, Congenital Infection Program Director, Prenatal and Neonatal Fellowship Prenatal and Neonatal Neurologist
Director, Neurocardiac Critical CarePrenatal and Neonatal Neurologist
Division Chief, Neurosurgery
Vice Chief, Neurosurgery Neurosurgeon
Associate Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports MedicineSpine, Hip and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Division Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports MedicineSpine, Hip and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Director, Bone Health ProgramOrthopaedic SurgeonRare Bone Disease, Bone Health and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Orthopaedic SurgeonLimb Lengthening and Deformity, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program Otolaryngologist
Senior Vice President, Children’s National Hospital-Based Specialties Center Otolaryngologist
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Director, Cleft and Craniofacial ProgramDirector, Plastic Surgery FellowshipPlastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Division Chief, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology
Interim Vice President, Quality and SafetyRadiologist
L Gilbert Vezina
Director, Neuroradiology Program Neuroradiologist
Director, Colorectal & Pelvic ReconstructionAssociate Program Director, Pediatric Colorectal FellowshipSurgeon
Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief Joseph E. Robert Jr., Center for Surgical Care
Roopa Kanakatti Shankar
Division Chief, UrologyUrologistCo-director, Spina Bifida Program
Medical Unit Director, Prince George's CountyUrologist
Harry Rushton JR
Emeritus Chair and Faculty, UrologyUrologist
A new study finds that children who are exposed to the Zika virus while in the womb, but who are not subsequently diagnosed with Zika-related birth defects and congenital Zika syndrome (CZS), may still display differences in some aspects of cognitive development, mood and mobility compared to unexposed children.