Welcome to

Fetal Medicine



For an expectant mother, few things are as worrisome as finding out her unborn child may need medical or surgical care. The Fetal Medicine Team at Montefiore is here for you to provide complete care from diagnosis, prenatal care and management through fetal surgery, delivery and care after birth. The Fetal Medicine team at Montefiore is well known for its experience and success in diagnosis and care for complex fetal conditions. Our experts at Montefiore together with our renowned team at CHAM, work together to provide the best possible care for you and your baby.   

OUR MISSION is to provide you and your unborn baby the most accurate diagnosis, honest straightforward advice and comprehensive multi-specialty care.


Peer Dar, MD

 We bring together the best subspecialists from each field to diagnose fetal conditions. Our team of fetal medicine specialists and pediatric consultants ready to provide the answers you and your unborn child need.

Peer Dar, MD

Director, Division of Fetal Medicine and OBGYN Ultrasound


Diagnostic services
Comprehensive same-day fetal diagnostic services including high-end imaging and genetic testing.

Consultation and Plan of Care
In-depth, honest and straightforward consultation services and coordination of care.

In-Utero Therapy
We offer a wide range of fetal therapies including:

  • Ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT)
  • Fetoscopic laser photocoagulation for Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
  • Vesico-amniotic shunt placement for Low Urinary Tract Obstruction (LUTO)
  • Thoraco-amniotic shunt placement for fetal hydrothorax
  • Fetal cardiac intervention for fetal arrhythmia
  • Intrauterine blood transfusion (IUT)
  • Radio frequency ablation or umbilical coagulation for complicated monochorionic pregnancies
  • Selective fetal reduction for high-order multiple pregnancy

The Fetal Medicine Practice
Once your baby is diagnosed with a medical condition you will have the option to continue your prenatal care in our fetal medicine practice.  

The Fetal Heart Program
Most babies with a major congenital heart condition are diagnosed today before birth. Our Fetal Heart Team, that includes experts from the fetal medicine division, reproductive genetics, pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardio-thoracic surgeons, will provide your baby with the most advanced cardiac care while supporting you and your family every step of the way.



Education & Training

CHAM_NICU_Satter_2012_11_015 (1)_316x210Our program of medical education in Fetal Medicine sits within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. We train physicians for subspecialty board certification as well as post-fellowship advanced training in fetal medicine and ultrasound that provides the foundation for career development in Fetal Medicine, clinical investigation and basic science research. 



Learn About Our Fellowship Program


fetal-medicine-our-expertise-research.jpgThe Division of Fetal Medicine  is also active in clinical, basic and translational research. The breadth of opportunity and activity available in the department is exemplified by the numerous abstracts and peer-reviewed publications of our fellows and faculty. We have a broad range of on-going research projects and members of our team regularly present their research at national and international meetings, such as the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation and the world congress of the Fetal Medicine Foundation.