I believe that our pregnant mothers and their families should be active participants in the care of their complicated pregnancy. I feel this is best accomplished by developing a close relationship with patients that allows them to be comfortable approaching our fetal care team members with questions that arise. Taking time to explain ultrasound findings of their baby including implications and options for management are central to the patient-physician-care team relationship.
Qualifications and experience
- Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pregnancy and Reproduction, Pregnancy and Reproduction - High-Risk Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Maternal and Fetal Health, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Prenatal Testing, Surgery, Surgery - Fetal
- Languages spoken
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program (1995)
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (1989)
Texas A&M College of Medicine-Scott and White Program (1993)
University of Texas–Austin (TX) (1985)
- Clinical interest for patients
The majority of my time with patients is related to ultrasound imaging of the fetus and spending time with families discussing these ultrasound findings. Also, as a member of the Colorado Fetal Care Center team, much time is spent with patients and their families addressing congenital anomalies (birth defects) or twin complications, and procedures that could be done prenatally for severe fetal conditions, including fetal surgery.