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Fetal Care Center

If you have a high-risk condition that makes your pregnancy complex, or recently learned your baby has a diagnosis that requires special care, our specialized team is ready to meet your needs.  

Services & Programs

Our multidisciplinary team partners with sub-specialists at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital and includes:

  • Neonatologists: doctors with expertise caring for newborns with birth defects or complications associated with prematurity
  • Maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists: obstetrician/gynecologists with additional training in maternal and fetal complications of pregnancy
  • Board-certified pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists

The Fetal Care Center specializes in consultations for:

  • Prenatal diagnosis of genetic disease.
  • Any maternal condition that increases your risk of delivering your baby prematurely (such as a short cervix or preeclampsia).
  • Fetal conditions that may lead to a premature birth (such as twins or triplets or intrauterine growth restriction).
  • Complicated fetal conditions, such as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome or hydrops.
  • Infants at risk for withdrawal (neonatal abstinence syndrome) because the mother required pain medications such as opiates during the pregnancy.

Through our multidisciplinary collaboration, we coordinate care for a wide range of fetal disorders, including:

Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Atrioventricular septal defect
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Pulmonic stenosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Truncus arteriosus
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Ventricular septal defect
Pediatric Craniofacial Program and Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Left lip/palate
  • Complex airway abnormality
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Cystic hygroma
Pediatric Hematology
  • Family history of known neonatal diagnosis of hemophilia, alpha thalassemia, or beta thalassemia
  • Fetal anemia due to Rh disease or other hemolytic processes
  • Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia
Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Aqueductal stenosis
  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Dandy Walker malformation
  • Dural venous sinus malformation
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spinal bifida (myelomeningocele)
  • Vein of Galen malformation
  • Ventriculomegaly
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Clubfoot
  • Polydactyly (extra fingers or toes)
  • Skeletal abnormalities (such as short limbs)
Pediatric Surgery
  • Bronchogenic cyst
  • Bronchopulmonary dequestration
  • Choledochoal cyst
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Congenital lobar emphysema
  • Congenital pulmonary airway malformation
  • Duodenal atresia
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Gastroschisis
  • Imperforate anus and anorectal malformations
  • Intestinal (enteric) duplication cyst
  • Intestinal atresia
  • Lymphangioma
  • Meconium ileus
  • Microgastria
  • Omphalocele
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Pulmonary agenesis
  • Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Tracheosophageal fistula
  • Pediatric Urology and Nephrology
  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Cloacal abnormality
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Multicystic kidneys
  • Posterior urethral valves
  • Renal agenesis
  • Ureterocele

Diagnosis & Treatment

Advanced Imaging 

We have state-of-the-art MRI capabilities to diagnosis and clarify complex conditions and help us determine the most appropriate treatments.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Our hospital has a top-ranked onsite neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), offering services for newborns in need of specialized care and staffed by highly trained neonatologists, surgeons, nurses, and nurse practitioners.

Collaboration with Your OB

Many prenatal conditions do not require you to transfer your prenatal care to our center.   If you remain with your obstetrician’s hospital, we will partner with your OB and keep him/her informed about the care we are providing to you.


Our Team


Sheila Carrol

Sheila Carroll, M.D.

Director, Fetal Cardiology
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Associate Attending Pediatrician
Ericalyn Kasdorf

Ericalyn Kasdorf, M.D.

Director, Fetal Care Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician

What Sets us Apart

  • We are affiliated with the Phyllis and David Komansky Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the #1 ranked children’s hospital in New York City on the 2017-2018 US News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals survey.
Fetal Care Center
Division of Newborn Medicine
525 E. 68th St.
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-3530

Pediatrics Weill Cornell Medicine Appointments & Referrals: (646) 962-KIDS (646) 962-5437 Chair's Office: Weill Cornell Medicine 525 E 68th St.
Box 225
New York, NY 10065 (646) 962-5437