About Us

The SIU Center for Maternal-Fetal Medicine is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to women in central Illinois who face complicated or high-risk pregnancies. This type of pregnancy can include diabetes, preeclampsia, pre-term labor, fetal growth problems, suspected fetal anomalies, multifetal gestations, as well as other, less common conditions.

The SIU Center for Maternal-Fetal Medicine provides services that span preconceptional risk assessment and counseling, care during pregnancy and postpartum follow up. Using an integrated care approach, the Division provides patients with modern, prenatal screening, diagnostic tools, and surgical procedures including:

  • Advanced genetic testing
  • Amniocentesis
  • Detailed anatomic survey
  • Fetal echocardiogram
  • Doppler evaluation
  • Biophysical profiles
  • Non-stress tests
  • Cervical cerclage
  • Complete obstetrical care of high risk patients

Our providers work in association with the South Central Illinois Perinatal Center, located at HSHS St. John's Hospital, to ensure continuity of care before and after delivery. Our team includes three full-time physicians, who have undergone advanced, subspecialty training in maternal-fetal medicine, a nurse practitioner, dietician, certified diabetic educator, and a genetic counselor.

We are dedicated to educating OB-GYN residents and Southern Illinois University medical students. Members of our faculty are also engaged in clinical and basic research, aimed at improving diagnoses and therapy through the advancement of knowledge and discovery.