Fetal Cardiovascular Program
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The Fetal Cardiovascular Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco assesses and manages fetal and pediatric heart disease. We have access to the latest technology for sophisticated imaging as early as the late first trimester.

The program is a partnership between the UCSF Pediatric Heart Center and the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center.

Appointment Locations

For all appointments, call: 415-353-1887 or 1-800-Rx-FETUS. Fetal echocardiography appointments are held at the following locations:

Prenatal Diagnostic Center
1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Greenbrae
1300 S. Eliseo Dr., Suite 204
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Phone: (415) 353-3150, Fax: (415) 461-4959

Modesto
1444 Florida Ave., Suite 100
Modesto, CA 95350
Phone: (209) 529-1275, Fax: (209) 529-3464

Monterey
2 Upper Ragsdale Dr., Suite B100
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (415) 476-4080, Fax: (415) 353-4077

For more information about services in Oakland, go here.

Fetal Echocardiography Services

We provide urgent and elective fetal echocardiograms from 12 weeks to term to screen for structural, functional and rhythm-related fetal heart disease in at-risk or affected pregnancies, including indications of:

  • Abnormal general fetal ultrasound suggesting heart disease or dysrhythmia
  • Extracardiac defects
  • Increased nuchal translucency
  • Abnormal maternal serum screening
  • Maternal disease, such as diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), and collagen vascular and autoimmune disease
  • Maternal teratogen exposure
  • Family history of single gene disorders or congenital heart disease
  • Twin-twin transfusion syndrome

Our staff has extensive experience in providing unique assessment of first and early second trimester pregnancies. Our services also include:

  • Appropriate, comprehensive and compassionate counseling
  • Provision of all options and support of patients' decisions regarding pregnancies
  • Coordination of assessment for other related services including perinatology and genetics
  • Serial fetal echocardiogram assessments when appropriate
  • Prompt verbal and written communication to the referring doctor and other involved caregivers
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Educational Outreach Initiative

Our goal is to provide optimum care for all pregnant women and fetuses in the region by sharing best practices learned by our clinicians. Our educational program is designed to enhance fetal cardiac assessment within routine fetal ultrasounds to improve prenatal detection of major structural heart disease, and to help doctors better care for their patients.

We offer:

  • Fetal cardiac screening lecture series for obstetricians, radiologists and sonographers
  • Hands-on teaching within local clinics
  • Hands-on teaching sessions in the Fetal Cardiovascular Program
  • Pediatric cardiology, radiology and obstetrical fellowship training

Fetal Cardiovascular Research Initiative

The program also is continuing to research new and better techniques for helping women have healthier babies. Our research projects include:

  • Exploring pathogenic mechanisms of structural or functional fetal heart disease
  • Developing prenatal and perinatal intervention strategies
  • Developing technological advances for earlier detection
  • Exploring the influence of maternal disease on the fetal heart
  • Defining the interaction between heart disease and brain development in the fetus
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Getting Here

Fetal Cardiovascular Program
Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1887
Fax: (415) 502-0660
Email: fetalheart@ucsf.edu

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications you are allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

Parking

Parking at Mission Bay

Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:

Weekdays: $3.75/hour
Daily Maximum: $30/day

More Information

Download a Mission Bay campus map

Public Transportation

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

More Information

(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
SFMTA website

UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.

More Information

Shuttle routes and timetables
Shuttle system map
Shuttle hotline: (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)

Referrals

To refer a patient for a cardiac evaluation, consultation and fetal echocardiogram, please complete this form and fax to (415) 353-8675 or email to fetalheart@ucsf.edu. For urgent/same-day referrals, please call (415) 476-0445.

If you have questions regarding fetal cardiovascular services, please call (415) 353-1887.

For other fetal treatment services, contact the Fetal Treatment Center at (800) RX-FETUS or (800) 793-3887.

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Our Team

Michael Brook
Michael Brook, MD
Pediatric cardiologist
Mark Cocalis
Mark Cocalis, MD
Pediatric cardiologist
Nicole Cresalia
Nicole Cresalia, MD
Pediatric cardiologist
Leanne Duong
Leanne Duong, NP
Pediatric nurse practitioner
Anita Moon-Grady
Anita Moon-Grady, MD
Pediatric cardiologist
Hythem Nawaytou
Hythem Nawaytou, MBChB
Pediatric cardiologist
Shabnam Peyvandi
Shabnam Peyvandi, MD
Pediatric cardiologist
Emilio Quezada
Emilio Quezada, MD
Pediatric cardiologist

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