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Fetal Heart Services

The Fetal Cardiology Clinic at Children's Hospital is part of the Fetal Center and the Pediatric Heart Institute at Vanderbilt. Our cardiologists work closely with your obstetrician and maternal fetal specialists throughout your pregnancy. We provide ongoing support and information about your child’s diagnosis. You'll help us create a specialized healthcare plan for your baby for the best possible start in life, including counseling, medical management and therapies, and delivery planning.

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Meet Your Care Team

Ann L. Kavanaugh-McHugh
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Ann L. Kavanaugh-McHughMD, BS

    Cardiac Imaging, Fetal Cardiology, General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
David P. Bichell

David P. BichellMD

    Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac/Heart Transplantation, Congenital Heart Diseases, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Karla G. Christian

Karla G. ChristianMD

    Cardiac/Heart Transplantation, Congenital Heart Diseases, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Nhue L. Do

Nhue L. DoMD

    Cardiac/Heart Transplantation, Congenital Heart Diseases, ECMO and Critical Care, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Stacy A. Killen

Stacy A. KillenMSCI, MD, BA

    Cardiac Imaging, Fetal Cardiology, General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
David A. Parra
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David A. ParraMD

    Cardiac Imaging, Cardiovascular MRI, Fetal Cardiology, General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease

Why Choose Fetal Heart Services at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care

    Our cardiology and cardiac surgery team is ranked among the best in the nation for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery services. Our team includes dedicated fetal cardiologists, surgeons, intensivists, anesthesiologists, electrophysiologists, interventional catheterization specialists and skilled cardiac nurses.

  • Collaborative care

    We are working to better understand heart differences before birth, and improve outcomes for our babies after birth. We actively participate in the  NPCQIC, a multicenter effort dedicated to improving care and outcomes for babies with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), beginning in fetal life. We also work with the Fetal Heart Society to advance the art and science of fetal cardiovascular medicine through research and education. Our research projects with other centers involve fetal diagnosis and therapies for arrhythmias and structural heart disease, and psychological family support during prenatal diagnosis.

  • Supportive care

    We closely follow you and support you throughout pregnancy. We will coordinate consultations with other medical specialists your child will require, including cardiac surgeons, neonatologists, geneticists, social workers, psychologists and palliative care providers.

  • Family-centered care

    Most importantly, we recognize that each child and each family is unique. Your family will always be at the center of your baby's care team.

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