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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Mayo Clinic patients with a high risk condition have the benefit of management from a highly specialized Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) team. Well known for their expertise, our MFM physicians care for our highest risk patients as well as provide consultation to all of our patients depending on their level of acuity. MFM consultants manage disorders such as patients with triplets, fetal anomalies, unstable medical conditions, cancer, chronic kidney disease, HIV, intrauterine growth restriction, and maternal cardiac disease. Specialty surgery, treatment options, and clinical trials are available to our patients when needed alongside their routine prenatal care. Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine team also leads our Ultrasound clinic ensuring the highest quality obstetric radiology in the Midwest. Read more about maternal-fetal medicine care at Mayo Clinic. 

Maternal-fetal medicine care is available at Mayo Clinic Rochester along with select sites in the Mayo Clinic Health System. MFM physicians are also available for telemedicine consults for local, Midwest and destination maternity patients.

Meet the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Team:

Mauro H. Schenone, M.D. 

Chair of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Fetal Surgery Focus

Special interest in fetal anemia, fetal lung maturity diagnosis and therapy, fetal infection, intrauterine growth restriction, amniotic band syndrome, and congenital disorders.



Linda M. Szymanski, M.D., Ph.D.

Maternal Section Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maternal High Risk Focus

Special interest in management and delivery of multiple gestations, obstetric emergencies, high-risk pregnancies, maternal cardiac disease, and history of preterm birth.



Norman P. Davies, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Consultant

Fetal Surgery Focus

Special interest in fetal surgery, fetal ultrasound, fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and high risk pregnancy management.



Carl H. Rose, M.D.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Consultant

Maternal High Risk Focus

Special interest in maternal cardiac disease, HELLP syndrome, preeclampsia, fetal DNA, and high risk pregnancy management.



Mari Charisse (Charisse) Trinidad, M.D.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Consultant

Maternal and Fetal Focus

Special interest in fetal heart disease, fetal isoimmunization, pregnancy after transplant or other complication, and high risk pregnancy management.



The Mayo Clinic team includes a variety of learners including Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellows who manage patients as primary MFM providers throughout their pregnancy. Learn more about the Mayo Clinic MFM Fellowship program. 


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