Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians are high-risk obstetricians who have extensive training in providing care for women with medical complications during pregnancy and prenatal diagnosis for fetuses with high risk problems. We specialize in providing prenatal care and consultative care for pregnant women with medical conditions including diabetes, hypertension, congenital heart defects, epilepsy, lupus, and cancer. Members of our division provide medical care for women carrying fetuses with birth defects, geneticallyinherited diseases, blood incompatibility issues, congenital infections, triplet pregnancies and other higher order multiple gestations, and other diseases unique to pregnancy in coordination with Neonatology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Surgery, and Family Planning services.

In addition, we provide prenatal fetal ultrasound, fetal echocardiogram, prenatal genetic testing with amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, as well as the latest advances in non-invasive prenatal screening. We also provide supportive care for women with recurrent pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and disorders of the placenta.

Our prenatal diagnosis and consultative services are primarily based at the Kapi‘olani Medical Center Fetal Diagnostic Center. We have recently extended our prenatal services to the Pali Momi Women’s Center on O‘ahu and Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kaua‘i, with plans to open up new partnerships on Maui and the Big Island over the next year. In addition, we are collaborating with the Institute for Biogenesis Research at UH Manoa to develop a basic science research laboratory for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.