Fetal surgery at UC Davis is made possible by the breadth and depth of expertise at UC Davis Health, including its children’s hospital, obstetrics and gynecology and surgery teams. Your coordinated services at the center can involve any of these maternal-fetal, neonatal and pediatric specialists:

Kris Herman
Elyse Love
Laila Rhee

The Division of Genomic Medicine's clinics also see individuals of all ages (newborns, children and adults) for a variety of indications.  For a list of common reasons for a referral, please see the referral indications page.

Specialists in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine offer expertise across all areas of high-risk obstetrical care. 

Nina Boe
Nancy Terrell Field
Herman Hedriana
Amelia McLennan
Véronique Taché

UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a designated Level IV nursery for the Sacramento region. Its special care nursery is a Level II-designated unit for children who are seriously ill but expected to recover more rapidly.

The Children's Hospital regularly ranks among the nation's top 50 for neonatology.

Kristin Robbins Hoffman
Francis Poulain
Catherine Anne-Marie Rottkamp
Mark Underwood

In cooperation with pediatric experts across UC Davis Health, the pediatric neurosurgery service provides advanced clinical care and surgical intervention for infants and children suffering from diseases that affect the developing brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Our service includes subspecialty-trained pediatric neurosurgeons.

James Boggan
Marike Zwienenberg

Under the guidance of the UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology, our clinics offer compassionate support from initial evaluation through surgical repair and recovery. Specialists offer advanced training and capabilities in pediatric head and neck conditions, including surgery for congenital anomalies.

Jaime Funamura
Craig Senders

The Pediatric Heart Center at UC Davis Children's Hospital is inland Northern California's only full-service cardiac care facility for children and young adults, offering the latest tests and treatments for a range of congenital or acquired cardiovascular conditions. 

Specialists treat patients both in Sacramento and at outreach clinics throughout Northern California. 

Bianca Castellanos
Jonathan Dayan
Frank Ing
Jeanny Park
Andrew Pelech
Sherzana Sunderji
Jeff Van Gundy
Jay Yeh

Children requiring surgery are treated by our dedicated pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, and also benefit from specialized cardiac care nurses. All our staff members provide compassionate care throughout a child’s stay and ongoing support during recovery and rehabilitation. 

Gary Raff
Amy Rahm

The pediatric orthopaedic service combines the resources of UC Davis Health System and Shriners’ Hospital for Children, Northern California to provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care for children. The service regularly ranks among the nation's best.  

Brian Haus
Holly Leshikar

The pediatric rehabilitation program offers care to children with congenital and acquired neurological and musculoskeletal diseases such as cerebral palsy, brain injury, neurologic disorders, and congenital or acquired amputation. A major component also occurs at the adjacent Shriners Hospital for Children, Northern California.

Maya Evans

UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children of Northern California offer one of the largest and well-known spina bifida programs in the nation.

Multidisciplinary clinics that include physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric urology, pediatric orthopaedics and pediatric neurosurgery in one comprehensive clinic. Each of these services offers individual clinics at Shriners Hospitaland UC Davis Health. Clinics are staffed with social workers and nurses with expertise in spina bifida.