UTHealth Expert List

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Sean Blackwell, M.D.

Sean  Blackwell
  • Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UTHealth Medical School
  • Director of the Larry C. Gilstrap M.D. Center for Perinatal and Women’s Health Research
  • Assistant Dean for Healthcare Quality in Perinatal Medicine and Women's Health
  • Attending Physician, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

Sean Blackwell, M.D., specializes in maternal-fetal medicine and has clinical and scientific expertise in preterm birth, medical complications of pregnancy, role of obesity in pregnancy outcomes, pregnancy in women with physical disabilities, fetal brain injury and shoulder dystocia. He also is the UTHealth principal investigator for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network.

Previous Interview: http://bit.ly/nibojO


 

Lara Friel, M.D., Ph.D.

Lara  Friel
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, UTHealth Medical School
  • Practicing physician, Texas Fetal Center, a collaboration between UTHealth and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Lara Friel, M.D., Ph.D., is a high-risk pregnancy obstetrician. Her clinical and research interests include preeclampsia and preterm rupture of fetal membranes. She is a member of the UTHealth Maternal-Fetal team at the Texas Fetal Center, one of only eight institutions in the country designated as a research center by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.


 

Jennifer Hoskovec, M.S., CGC

Jennifer  Hoskovec
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UTHealth Medical School
  • Director, Prenatal Genetic Counseling Service, UTHealth Medical School
  • Faculty, Genetic Counseling, UTHealth School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Director, Prenatal Genetic Counseling Services, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital

Jennifer Hoskovec, M.S., CGC, has clinical and research expertise in prenatal testing and screening, psychosocial counseling for prenatal patients, genetic counseling graduate student education and genetic counseling professional issues. She is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counselors and serves as the 2014 president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.


 

Anthony Johnson, D.O.

  • Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery
  • Co-director, Texas Fetal Center, part of UTHealth and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Anthony Johnson, D.O., is board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in clinical genetics and by the American Osteopathic Association in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as in Maternal Fetal Medicine. His clinical interests include fetal malformation, prenatal diagnosis, antenatal ultrasound and fetal intervention and therapy. Johnson is also actively involved in the open fetal surgical repair program for myelomeningocele at the Texas Fetal Center, one of only eight institutions in the country designated as a research center by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health.


 

Kenneth Moise, Jr., M.D.

Kenneth  Moise, Jr.
  • Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, UTHealth Medical School
  • Co-director, Texas Fetal Center, part of UTHealth and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

Kenneth J. Moise, Jr., M.D., has a special interest in the prenatal diagnosis and minimally invasive surgical treatment of fetal disorders. These include fetal anemia secondary to maternal red cell alloimmunization, twin-twin transfusion, discordant fetal anomalies in monochorionic twins and twin-reversed arterial perfusion sequence (TRAP). Moise is also actively involved in the open fetal surgical repair program for myelomeningocele at the Texas Fetal Center, one of only eight institutions in the country designated as a research center by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Previous Interview: http://go.uth.edu/u6ojcvmb


 

Hope Northrup, M.D.

Hope  Northrup
  • Professor and director, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, UTHealth Medical School
  • Director of the Medical Genetics Residency/Fellowship Program, Department of Pediatrics, UTHealth Medical School
  • Medical Director, Genetic Counseling Program, UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Attending physician, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital

The clinical interests of Hope Northrup, M.D., include metabolic diseases, neurogenetic diseases and chromosome disorders. For more than 20 years, she has led a laboratory researching tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and spina bifida and her research team has contributed to the discovery of two genes that cause TSC. Dr. Northrup is the author of a paper detailing new diagnostic criteria for TSC, which was published in the September 2013 issue of Pediatric Neurology. In 2006, she founded the Tuberous Sclerosis Center at UT Physicians, one of just 20 clinics in the country devoted to research and the treatment of TSC. She was named the 2012 Wise Woman HER Award recipient by Houston Woman Magazine.

Previous interview: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/health&id=5825630