Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital is a major perinatal tertiary referral center for the tri-state region. Of the more than 3,500 births annually at the hospital, about 40% involve high-risk patients, and about 600 maternal and neonatal transports are received each year.
West Penn Hospital offers patients 15 state-of-the-art Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) suites. These spacious rooms combine the comforts of home with the latest in technology to accommodate all of the needs of a new mother and her family. The suites are fully equipped to provide care - including critical care - for mother and infant. Should an emergency arise, the LDRPs are adjacent to three operating rooms and West Penn Hospital's 45-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine provides residents with a progressive learning experience. Rounds are held on a daily basis with faculty and attending physicians. Teaching is conducted both in didactic formats and preceptor-type fashion. All members of the obstetrics team are involved in teaching their peers. In addition, the physicians and residents of the division are actively involved in research projects.
The Division of Maternal/Fetal Medicine offers the following specialty services:
- Antenatal and antepartum testing
- Care for fetal abnormalities or fetal growth restriction
- Fetal therapy, including fetal blood transfusion
- Fetal surgery
- Management of diabetes and hypertension in pregnancy
- Management of pre-term labor or birth and premature rupture of membranes
- Targeted fetal ultrasound
- Treatment for medical complications or multiple gestations
Ronald Thomas, MD, FACOG
Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Mark Caine, MD, FACOG
Medical Director, Labor and Delivery