The Fetal Neurology Center of Excellence is a consulting service focused on before-delivery detection of birth defects affecting the baby's nervous system. Ours is one of only a few programs in the nation dedicated to fetal neurology.

We care for expectant parents in the following circumstances:

  • An ultrasound shows brain or spine abnormalities or reveals injuries or problems in other parts of the body that may affect neurological development.
  • Genetic testing identifies a nervous system disorder.
  • There is a family history of neurological disease.

Our pediatric neurologists and neuroradiologists are leaders in the relatively new field of neonatal neurology. As part of the Fetal Treatment Center, we have access to advanced technologies and expertise. These resources allow us to complete our evaluations quickly and provide answers that help expectant parents navigate this stressful time.

Through our center, the Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery and the Neonatal Neurology Follow Up Clinic, our families receive seamless care before, during and after delivery.

What to expect

First, we review all prenatal test results and order additional tests, such as a fetal brain MRI or rapid whole genome sequencing, if needed. Once we make a diagnosis, we schedule an in-person or video visit to explain the results, answer your questions and provide guidance.

We can then help you develop a care plan for your pregnancy and delivery, as well as for any specialized care your child may need. With some conditions, early treatment can make a major difference. Our goal is to provide the information and support that enable you to make decisions that are right for you and your family.

Contact us

San Francisco
Phone: (800) 793-3887 (800 RX-FETUS)
Fax: (415) 502-0660
Email: [email protected]

Phone: (510) 428-3156
Fax: (510) 450-5670
Email: [email protected]