Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Division's Overview

The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Sidra provides the most sophisticated and advanced care to pregnant women with complex maternal and fetal conditions by a team of highly skilled, internationally renowned and committed clinicians.

Cutting edge Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy is offered to meet the needs of our patients and those referred from other centers for evaluation and management of fetal anomalies in a woman and family centered approach. Additionally, we provide care to women with high risk maternal conditions. This is achieved through close cooperation with other specialties including Radiology, Genetics, Neonatology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Surgery and Internal Medicine.

We aim to become a world renowned center for fetal imaging and intervention, and a referral center for the Middle East for complex fetal conditions. We deliver our world class health care services utilizing state-of the art technology and expertise, creating a dynamic teaching and research environment thus meeting the vision of Sidra Medical and Research Center.

Division's Services

Detailed Anatomy Ultrasounds

Evaluation and management of fetal anomalies

Management of complex medical disorders in pregnancy

Sidra outpatient clinic location map

“Patients and family members, if you are visiting the Sidra Outpatient Clinic, please follow the directions provided in this map for accurate directions. We ensure this map is always current and updated with any changes in routes.”

We are located on 4th Floor, where our team participate in ongoing quality improvement and use the latest evidenced-based approaches to provide the best health care to mothers and their babies.


Operating Hours

Sunday - Thursday07:00 am - 03:00 pm

Michel Makhlouf

Senior Attending Physician

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Joseph Shumway

Senior Attending Physician

Gene La Monica

Senior Attending Physician

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Daniel Kamil

Section Head – Ante Partum & Clinics

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Anthony Abbas

Senior Attending Physician

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Justin C. Konje

Executive Chair - Women’s Services Clinical Management Group

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Karim D. Kalache

Division Chief – Maternal Fetal Medicine

Publications by the division

Placement of a Magnetic Small Bowel Feeding Tube at the Bedside: The Syncro-BlueTube

JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2015 Jun 30. pii: 0148607115594235...
Akers AS, Pinsky M

Published: 30 June 2015
Author(s): Adam Akers

Peripherally inserted central catheter use in the hospitalized patient: is there a role for the hospitalist?

J Hosp Med. 2009 Jul;4(6):E1-4. doi: 10.1002/jhm.446...
Akers AS, Chelluri L

Published: 4 July 2009
Author(s): Adam Akers

Transperineal ultrasound imaging in prolonged second stage of labor with occipitoanterior presenting fetuses: how well does the ‘angle of progression’ predict the mode of delivery?

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Mar;33(3):326-30. First report to document a strong relationship between an objective ultrasound marker (angle of progression) and the mode of delivery following prolon...
Kalache KD, Dückelmann AM, Michaelis SA, Lange J, Cichon G, Dudenhausen JW

Published: 1 March 2009
Author(s): Karim D. Kalache

Human birth observed in real-time open magnetic resonance imaging

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jun;206(6):505. We showed for the first time, that birth can be analyzed with real-time MRI. MRI technology allows assessment of maternal and fetal anatomy during labor and d...
Bamberg C, Rademacher G, Güttler F, Teichgräber U, Cremer M, Bührer C, Spies C, Hinkson L, Henrich W, Kalache KD, Dudenhausen JW

Published: 1 June 2012
Author(s): Karim D. Kalache

ISUOG practice guidelines: use of Doppler ultrasonography in obstetrics

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Feb;41(2):233...
Bhide A, Acharya G, Bilardo CM, Brezinka C, Cafici D, Hernandez-Andrade E, Kalache KD, Kingdom J, Kiserud T, Lee W, Lees C, Leung KY, Malinger G, Mari G, Prefumo F, Sepulveda W, Trudinger B

Published: 1 February 2013
Author(s): Karim D. Kalache

Cranial and cerebral signs in the diagnosis of spina bifida between 18 and 22 weeks of gestation: a German multicentre study

Prenat Diagn. 2015 Mar;35(3):228 To study secondary cranial signs in fetuses with spina bifida in a precisely defined screening period between 18 + 0 and 22 + 0 weeks of gestation on the ba...
Bahlmann F, Reinhard I, Schramm T, Geipel A, Gembruch U, von Kaisenberg CS, Schmitz R, Stupin J, Chaoui R, Karl K, Kalache KD, Faschingbauer F, Ponnath M, Rempen A, Kozlowski P

Published: 1 March 2015
Author(s): Karim D. Kalache

Semi-Automatic Identification of the Fetal Profile and Nasal Bone Measurement at the Time of the Routine Mid-Trimester Ultrasound Scan

Ultraschall Med. 2015 Oct;36(5):473. To assess nasal bone length measurements using a semi-automatic ultrasound technique (Volume NT™). We showed the feasibility of using a semi-automatic technique...
Weichert A, Neymeyer J, Hinkson L, Weichert TM, Schmiedel D, Kalache KD

Published: 1 October 2015
Author(s): Karim D. Kalache

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