Founding Steering Committee


Founding President

Dr. Mary Donofrio is a Professor of pediatrics at George Washington University and the Van Metre Companies Endowed Chair of Fetal Cardiology, Medical Director of Prenatal Cardiology and Director of the Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship at Children’s National Hospital.


Founding Vice-President

Dr. Anita Moon-Grady is a Professor, Pediatrics, at the University of California, San Francisco, and she is the Director of the Fetal Cardiovascular Program at Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Jack Rychik, MD

Founding Secretary

Dr. Jack Rychik is a Professor of Pediatrics at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Director of the Fetal Heart Program and the Single Ventricle Survivorship Program at The Cardiac Centre at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Michael Puchalski, md

Founding Treasurer

Dr. Michael Puchalski is the Medical Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging and the Fetal Heart Program at Intermountain Healthcare’s Primary Children’s Hospital.

Wayne Tworetzky, md

Founding Research Chair

Dr. Wayne Tworetzky is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and he is the Director of Fetal Imaging at the Fetal Cardiology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital

Alfred Abuhamad, md

Founding Member

Dr. Alfred Abuhamad serves as Professor and Chairman for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.

Nancy Ayres, MD

Founding Member

Dr. Nancy Ayres is an Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, at Baylor College of Medicine and she is the Director of Non-Invasive Imaging and Fetal Cardiology at Texas Children’s Fetal Center.


Josh Copel, md

Founding Member

Dr. Josh Copel is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, And Reproductive Sciences and of Paediatrics.  He is Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences in addition to serving as the Associate Chief Medical Officer for the Yale Medical Group.


Bettina Cuneo, md

Founding Member

Dr. Bettina Cuneo is the Director of Perinatal Cardiology at the Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health and the Colorado Children’s Hospital Heart Institute and is a Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Founding Member

Dr. Lindsay Freud serves as a pediatric and fetal cardiologist and is the Associate Director of Fetal Cardiology at SickKids.


Helena Gardiner, md

Founding Member

Dr. Helena Gardiner is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, within Maternal Fetal Medicine, at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She is the Co-Director of the Fetal Cardiology Program at the The Fetal Centre.

Fraser Golding, md

Founding Member

Dr. Fraser Golding is a Pediatric and Fetal Cardiologist at Rady Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor, Pediatrics, at the University of California San Diego.


Edgar Jaeggi, md

Founding Member

Dr. Edgar Jaeggi is a Professor, Pediatrics, at the University of Toronto and he is the Head of the Fetal Cardiac Program for the Labatt Family Heart Centre at The Hospital for Sick Children.


Wesley Lee, md

Founding Member

Dr. Wesley Lee is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology with Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital. He is the Division Director of Women’s and Fetal Imaging and also directs the Fetal Imaging Research Group (FIRG).

Stephen Miller, md

Founding Member

Dr. Stephen Miller is an Assistant Professor, Pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology, and is the Director of Fetal Cardiology at Duke University School of Medicine.



Founding Member

Dr. Shaine A. Morris is a fetal and pediatric cardiologist and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She serves as the Medical Director of both Fetal Cardiology and Cardiovascular Genetics at Texas Children’s Hospital.


Shabnam Peyvandi, md

Founding Member

Dr. Shabnam Peyvandi is an Assistant Professor in the division of Pediatric Cardiology at UCSF. She heads the Paediatric Cardiovascular Genetics Program and Collaborates with the UCSF Fetal Treatment Centre.


David Schidlow, md

Founding Member

Dr. David Schidlow is a pediatric and fetal cardiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital.


Norman H. Silverman, md

Founding Member

Dr. Norman H. Silverman is a Professor (Emeritus) of Pediatrics, Cardiology, at Stanford University Medical and the University of California, San Francisco. He is also a member of the Child Health Research Institute.

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