Our Team

Our team was founded in 1999 to provide comprehensive evaluation, management and treatment of complicated twin pregnancies. It is our mission to offer families the information they need based on current evidence and our collective experience. 

Christopher R. Harman, MD
Christopher R. Harman, MD is Chairman of the Department and Director of the Center for Advanced Fetal Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Harman is internationally known in the fields of fetal medicine, ultrasound assessment of the fetus and placenta, and invasive fetal procedures.

Ozhan Turan, MD, PhD

Dr. Ozhan Turan is the new director of Fetal Therapy, and an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He received his fellowship training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at University of Maryland Medical System as well as in Harris Birthright Centre in London.

Dr. Turan has extensive research in fetal monitoring and Doppler ultrasound, and has recently developed 3D and 2D ultrasound methods to predict preterm labor. He has advanced training and experience in fetal interventions and complex maternal surgery.

Photo of the perinatal nursing team

Our Perinatal Nursing Team (from left to right): Kim Greve RNC, BSN, Debbie Kirby RNC, BSN, Nicole Pedersen RN, BSN, Lisa Longan RN, Nina Vaughan RN, BSN.

Photo of the sonographer team

Our Sonographer Team (from left to right): Shifa Turan MD, RDMS, Chaya Garfunkel, RDMS, Pragati Sidh RDMS, Suzanne Jefferies MA, RDMS, RVT, Shohreh Nassiri RDMS, BS, Kim Monagle RDMS

TTTS at the Center for Advanced Fetal Care

Our team has the necessary combination of management experience and in utero surgical expertise to offer you the most advanced options for TTTS. Individual assessment is critical, but even more important is decision making centered on your family's individual needs. Many of our successes involve highly individualized approaches - we encourage your input at every step.

When you come to the Center for Advanced Fetal Care, a detailed ultrasound with physical examination, biometry and circulatory and placental Doppler assessments will all be performed. This complex ultrasound scan may take up to 90 minutes! You will meet with the fetal surgeon to review your own unique situation. We will spend as much time as it takes so you understand your babies' condition, the need for treatment and the most appropriate treatment choice for your family.

We will help your physician organize your referral, coordinate with your insurance company and work to make your visit to the University of Maryland as efficient and effective as it can be under these very challenging circumstances.

For detailed assessment, call the Center for Advanced Fetal Care at 1-888-349-8946 (FIX-TWIN).