Our specialists perform detailed evaluation of fetal anatomy in the second trimester, and can identify or exclude many types of birth defects through non-invasive testing options. First-trimester ultrasound, commonly performed to evaluate the risk of genetic abnormalities, has allowed us to detect some major abnormalities before the second trimester.
Our sonographers and maternal-fetal medicine physicians are highly skilled in evaluating fetal development and identifying a wide variety of abnormalities. We perform detailed evaluation of fetal anatomy in the second trimester, and can identify or exclude many types of birth defects.
Comprehensive evaluation in pregnancy also involves assessment of fetal growth, the placenta, umbilical cord, and cervix. We are able to detect early evidence of complications such as fetal growth restriction, preterm labor, and placenta previa. This information can help us to achieve the goal of having healthy mothers deliver healthy babies.
All women having ultrasound in our unit have the opportunity to consult with one of our maternal-fetal medicine specialists to discuss any ultrasound findings. If complications are suspected, our physicians will work with you and your obstetrician in formulating the best plan.
Christopher Cunniff, MD
Chief, Division of Medical Genetics
Birth Defect Syndromes, Disorders of Sexual Development, Muscular Dystrophy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disability
Jennifer Bassetti, MD Clinical Genetics, Genetic Testing, Chromosomal Disorders, Dysmorphology, Congenital Anomalies, Autism Spectrum Disorders. Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability
Lilian L. Cohen, MD Genetic Testing, Genetic Counseling, Birth Defects, Heart Defects, Developmental Disorders, Growth Disorders, Failure to Thrive, Twin Pregnancy
Jessica G. Davis, MD Genetic Disorders, Downs Syndrome, Dysmorphology, Marfan Syndrome, Skeletal Dysplasia, Fanconi Anemia
Division of Medical Genetics
505 East 70th Street
Helmsley Tower, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (646) 962-2205
Fax: (646) 962-0273
For office hours and staff information, view our medical practice page.