Complex Perinatal Coordination
UCLA Maternal Fetal Medicine
At UCLA We Care for the Most Complex Pregnancies
At UCLA, we care for the most complex mothers and fetuses who may require higher levels of care throughout gestation. We are the premiere regional center with the full complement of world-class pediatric and adult subspecialists, all co-located in the same hospital system. Our comprehensive perinatal-neonatal team meets every two weeks to discuss complex pregnancies to ensure that plans are optimized and communicated. This close collaboration and working relationship facilitates surveillance and timely interventions. We also understand that a pregnant patient is more than the diagnosis that they have been given, and work to ensure a holistic approach to their pregnancy care, from pre-conception to postpartum.
Complex Perinatal Coordination Program Directors:
- Deborah Krakow, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Christina Han, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Sulagna Saitta, MD, PhD, Clinical Genetics and Genomics, UCLA Pediatrics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Complex Perinatal Coordination Program team:
- Maternal-fetal Medicine specialists > Our Providers
- Jeanette Moynihan, RN, Perinatal Coordinator
Our multidisciplinary team also includes experts from:
Select Patient Stories
- KABC-TV featured a UCLA Health patient diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension who delivered her baby in the ICU. The broadcast included interviews with Yalda Afshar, MD, PhD, assistant professor-in-residence of obstetrics and gynecology in the division of maternal fetal medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Shelley Shapiro, MD, clinical professor of medicine in the divisions of cardiology and pulmonary and critical care at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
- Keyota's Story: Team of UCLA Doctors Heal Hearts of Mom & Newborn. Video >