Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Christopher R. Harman, M.D.

Christopher R. Harman, M.D. Dr. Harman is co-director of the Center for Advanced Fetal Care, director of the division of maternal and fetal medicine, and is the intermin chief of obstetrics/gynecology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is also a professor and vice chair of the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Manitoba, where he also served his residency. He completed a fellowship in maternal and fetal medicine at the University of Manitoba and Oxford University, and was a faculty member in the department of obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Harman has conducted extensive research on isoimmunization.

He has published extensively on fetal medicine and has served as a reviewer for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and many others. He published Invasive Fetal Testing and Treatment, and is editor of Diagnosis and Management of Fetal Anomalies. Dr. Harman is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society.


Lindsay S. Alger, M.D.
Lindsay S. Alger, M.D.
Dr. Alger's titles include medical director of labor and delivery, associate director of the division of maternal and fetal medicine, obstetrical liaison for the University of Maryland Drug Treatment Center and professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Board certified in both obstetrics/gynecology and maternal and fetal medicine, Dr. Alger received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and served as chief resident in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Moffitt Hospital of the University of California at San Francisco. A fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, she is also a reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology. Her major research interests include: perinatal aspects of human immunodeficiency virus, hematologic complications of pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases in pregnancy and the microbiology of premature labor.

Kristin Atkins, M.D.

Dr. Atkins is an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. A specialist in perinatology, she received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she also completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. She is interested in the management of high risk pregnancy and prenatal diagnosis. She is a reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.



Ahmet A. Baschat, M.D.

Ahmet Baschat, M.D. Dr. Baschat is a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and was a fellow in maternal and fetal medicine at the University of Maryland. Dr. Baschat is an expert in the management and treatment of twin to twin transfusion syndrome and has managed a wide spectrum of complications specific to monochorionic pregnancies. As director of our Laser Program, he has the ideal combination of longstanding experience with a range of intrauterine procedures and technical expertise with the latest technology.


Jerome N. Kopelman, M.D.
Jerome N. Kopelman, M.D.
Dr. Kopelman is an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and a director of the Maternal and Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College and interned at Brooke Army Medical Center. He served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brooke Army Medical Center and was a fellow in maternal-fetal medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Kopelman retired from the U.S. Army in 1998 as the senior perinatologist in the Department of Defense. He is the Vice Chair-Retired of the Army Section of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a member of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He has reviewed papers for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Obstetrics and Gynecology and has presented and published extensively.


Michelle Kush, M.D.
Michelle Kush, M.D. Dr. Kush is an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. A specialist in perinatology, she received her medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine. She served her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she also served a fellowship. Dr. Kush has published several articles on such subjects as Variable Umbilical Atery End-Diastolic Velocity, Lethal Progression of a Fetal Arteriovenous Malfunction and Morbid Obesity Adversely Impacts Cesarean Delivery.


Amanda Higgs, M.G.C. , C.G.C.
Amanda Higgs, M.G.C.
Amanda Higgs is a prenatal genetic counselor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. A graduate of the University of Maryland Master's in Genetic Counseling Training Program, she returned to Maryland's Center for Advanced Fetal Care as a practicing counselor in 2002. She offers comprehensive prenatal genetic counseling, discussing appropriate screening and diagnostic options with patients who have various concerns including family history issues, abnormal ultrasound findings, maternal age and medication use during pregnancy. In addition to patient care, she participates in the training of residents, medical students and genetic counseling students through lectures as well as clinical supervision.


Stephanie Ashley, M.G.C. Stephanie Ashley, M.G.C., C.G.C.
Stephanie Ashley is a board certified prenatal genetic counselor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. A graduate of the University of Maryland Master's in Genetic Counseling Training Program, she joined the Maryland's Center for Advanced Fetal Care as a practicing counselor in 2007. After working as a pediatric genetic counselor, she joined the Center to provide comprehensive prenatal genetic counseling; discussing appropriate screening and diagnostic options with patients who have various concerns including family history issues, abnormal ultrasound findings, maternal age and medication use during pregnancy. She also enjoys participating in student education by providing lectures and supervising students.



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This page was last updated: July 19, 2013

         
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