Maternal-Fetal Medicine (68th Street, J-130)
The division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) at Weill Cornell Medicine enjoys international acclaim for the quality of comprehensive and innovative care our specialists provide for women and their fetuses during high risk pregnancies. The physicians within our division are all board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and have subspecialty board certification in MFM. These doctors are academic leaders who bring to every patient the benefits of the most advanced knowledge of the obstetrical, medical, genetic and surgical complications of pregnancy and their impact on both mother and fetus.
Most women seek consultation or care from an MFM specialist because they are either considering becoming pregnant and may be at risk; or because they are already pregnant and have a medical history or condition and they require the expertise of specialists with experience in managing complicated pregnancies with the best possible outcomes.
Medical complications of pregnancy addressed by Weill Cornell's MFM specialists include:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Preeclampsia (toxemia)
- Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
- Kidney or gastrointestinal disease
- Infectious diseases
- Lupus in Pregnancy
MFM physicians also provide special care for otherwise healthy women, whose pregnancies are at increased risk due to other conditions, including:
- Abnormal AFP (alpha fetoprotein) blood test
- Expected twins, triplets or more
- Recurrent pre-term labor and delivery
- Premature rupture of membranes
- Recurrent pregnancy loss
- Suspected fetal growth restriction (baby not growing enough)
Delivering outstanding medical care with compassion and concern for each patient is part of Weill Cornell Medicine's over 100-year tradition of excellence in academic medicine. If you or your unborn child has been diagnosed with a high-risk condition, consider a consultation with one of our MFM specialists who can provide the highest level of assessment and care throughout your pregnancy. We also work closely with the physicians in the Perinatal Center to help coordinate every aspect of care for you and your pregnancy.
What Our Patients Are Saying
"A trusted expert that delivered my first child and is supporting my second pregnancy. Professional, knowledgeable, honest. Could not recommend more highly."
"My pregnancy and delivery of my first child was just like a dream. Even though I was considered high risk but Dr. Landres was very knowledgeable and kind. Every appointment was very quick and on point. Waiting time less then 5 minuets. The hospital itself is very good. Medical personnel and all front desk staff very friendly."
"Dr. Kalish is a consummate professional & an excellent surgeon! She accepted me as high risk at 26wks when others would not! When filled with anxiety before rolling into the OR I was reassured by the nurses that this would be super quick & I would be holding my baby very shortly because "Dr. K is The Machine"& the Machine she was I was in the OR for only about 30-40 minutes & with the aid of the excellent anesthesiologist & the rest of the surgical team my experience exceeded my expectations!"