Fetal and Pregnancy Health Care Team

Our Fetal and Pregnancy Health experts provide you with access to world-renowned experts in medical and surgical care for expectant mothers, infants and children. Our comprehensive, collaborative approach means we all work together to assure the best possible treatment and outcomes for you and your baby.

Every pregnancy is unique. For this reason, we assemble a team of specialists unique to your and your baby’s needs. We also coordinate these specialists through a single point of contact to simplify care and coordination for you and your family. Your core care team will include:

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine – Obstetricians who specialize in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies
  • Neonatology – Pediatricians who specialize in treating babies with complex problems, and providing intensive care for newborns
  • Genetics and Perinatal Genetics Counselors – Experts and counselors in disorders and syndromes that may be at least partially caused by genes or heredity
  • Pediatric Radiology and Fetal Imaging – Specialists in fetal, infant and childhood diagnostic imaging

Your team will include all specialists with expertise relevant to your unique pregnancy and fetal diagnosis. These may include specialists in general surgery, Children’s Heart Center specialists in fetal cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, urology, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, anesthesia, and any of our comprehensive medical and surgical services. They will work together to plan for and address your needs and your baby’s needs before birth, for delivery, in the neonatal period, and through childhood.

Our highly trained social workers are also important members of your care team. They can help you understand the hospital experience, provide support, and connect you with resources including lodging and housing assistance.

Other team members may include parent mentors, chaplains, and lactation specialists.

Fetal and Pregnancy Health Services Directors and Staff:

  • Susan Hintz, MD, MS Epi – Medical Director
  • Karl Sylvester, MD – Executive Director
  • Yasser El-Sayed, MD – Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Louanne Hudgins, MD – Director, Perinatal Genetics
  • Meg Homeyer, MS, CGC – Genetic Counselor,  Patient Care Coordinator
  • Anastasia Richardson, MS, CGC, LGC – Genetic Counselor, Patient Care Coordinator
  • Iliana Flores, Administrative Coordinator
  • Stephanie Neves, Administrative Coordinator
  • Rebecca A. Pare, MS, WHNP-BC – Nurse Practitioner
  • Beth Fluharty, NP – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Diana Kobayashi, NP – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Nicole Weigel, NP – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Mary Jane Ajlouny, BSN, MSN, CNM – Certified Nurse Midwife
  • April Schwegel, RN, MSN, FNP – Registered Nurse
  • Kelly Earls, MSW – Social Worker
  • Karen Jensen, MSW – Social Worker
  • Marianela Lobato, LCSW – Social Worker
  • Jane Zimmerman, LCSW – Social Worker

Contact Us
Phone: (650) 724-2221
Fax: (650) 723-6607
Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-4:30 pm