About Us

At the University of Maryland Medical Center, our fetal heart program includes a team of doctors, sonographers, genetic counselors, nurses and social workers who are specially trained to diagnose and treat a variety of heart conditions.

Shifa Turan, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Fetal Heart Program

Special Interests: First trimester fetal echocardiography; Three and four dimensional fetal echocardiography; Fetal Imaging
Medical Degree: Istanbul Medical School in Istanbul, Turkey
Residency: Suleymaniye Maternity and Women's Health Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Harris Birthright Research Center for Fetal Medicine, King’s College Hospital, London, England - Clinical Research Fellow in Fetal Medicine

HarmanChristopher Harman, MD
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director of Maternal and Fetal Care

Special Interests: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy; Hypertensive Disorders; Perinatal Management; Ultrasound
Medical Degree: University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine
Residency: University of Manitoba Hospital - OB/GYN
Fellowship: John Radcliffe Maternity Hospital - OB/GYN; University of Manitoba Hospital - Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Pediatric Cardiologists

University of Maryland Medical Center's Geoffrey RosenthalGeoffrey Rosenthal, M.D.
Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Co-Director, Children's Heart Program
Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Research; Children's health Advocacy; Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care; Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric Intensive Care; Quality Improvement in Pediatric Cardiac Care
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Texas Children's Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowship: Texas Children's Hospital - Pediatric Cardiology
Certification: Pediatrics (ABP), Pediatric Cardiology (ABP)

University of Maryland Medical Center's Alicia ChavesAlicia Chaves, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging.
Medical Degree: University of South Florida College of Medicine
Residency: Yale - New Haven Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowships: Yale - New Haven Hospital, Pediatric Cardiology; Medical College of Wisconsin - Pediatric Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging
Certification: Pediatrics (ABP), Pediatric Cardiology (ABP)

University of Maryland Medical Center's Nicholas PietrisNicholas Pietris, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Cardiac MRI; Cardiopulmonary Exercise Stress Testing; CT Angiography; Low-radiation Dose CTA; Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric noninvasive Cardiac Imaging
Medical Degree: State University of New York at Buffalo
Residency: Yale - New Haven Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowship: Yale - New Haven Hospital - Pediatric Cardiology; Medical University of South Carolina - Pediatric Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging
Certification: Pediatrics (ABP), Pediatric Cardiology (ABP)

Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon

University of Maryland Medical Center's Sunjay KaushalSunjay Kaushal, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Director, Children's Heart Program
Associate Professor of Surgery

Special Interests: Pediatric Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Neonatal Heart Surgery, Fontan Conversion, Valve repair, Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, and Stem Cell Research with a focus on pediatric patients with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) and Cardiomyopathy.
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Johns Hopkins Hospital, General Surgery
Fellowship: Great Ormond Street Hospital, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery; University of Michigan-Mott Children's Hospital, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery
Certification: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery; Congenital Cardiac Surgery


Colleen Hughes DriscollColleen Hughes-Driscoll, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Fetal Heart Defects;
Medical Degree: Upstate Medical Center
Residency: University of MD Medical System - Pediatrics
Fellowship: The Johns Hopkins Hospital - Neonatology
Certification: Neonatal Care

Genetics Counselor

HiggsAmanda Higgs, MGC
Instructor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Special Interests: Prenatal Genetics Counseling
MGC: University of Maryland School of Medicine - Genetic Counselor

Program Coordinators

Kim GreveKim Greve, RNC, BSN - Program Nurse Coordinator

Kim is an expert cardiac nurse coordinator. She will arrange all of your appointments with high risk obstetrics, genetics, pediatric cardiology, neonatal intensive care unit and cardiac surgery. She will help you navigate through the University of Maryland care system and will be your primary point of contact.

Brittany Kelley, RDMS, BS - Program Sonographer Coordinator

Fetal Sonographers

Briana Rogalski, RDMS; Lindsey Bonomo, RDMS; Ashley Wolfsheimer, RDMS; Kim Monagle, RDMS (Fetal Ultrasound Coordinator); Brittany Kelley, RDMS; Pragati Sidh, RDMS; Deanna Eastman, RDMS.
(Not pictured: Chaya Garfunkel, RDMS; Suzanne Jefferies, RDMS; Erin Jones, RDMS;, Aliza Loeb, RDMS; Jeanne Miklos, RDMS; Jillian Wood, RDMS.)

Social Work Team

Catherine Miller, Ashley Langmead

Nursing Team

Nicole Pedersen, Debbie Kirby, Kim Greve

For additional information, or to make an appointment, please contact the center for Advanced Fetal Care at 410-328-3865.