The UC Davis Medical Center’s Fetal Health Program offers expertise across all areas of high risk obstetrical care.  Our multidisciplinary team provides expert consultation and care for maternal and fetal conditions that can occur during pregnancy.  The strength of our Fetal Health Center program comes from our ability to quickly coordinate your care within multiple specialties.  When an issue arises, our dedicated team of obstetrical, neonatal and other specialists will establish a coordinated treatment plan to benefit both mother and baby.


David Schrimmer. MD

David Schrimmer, M.D.
Clinical Professor
Division Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Dr. Schrimmer’s approach to patient care is that of a true partnership with his patient. Dr. Schrimmer feels that he has the honor of acting as his patients’ guide through a process that is potentially frightening to his patients, but very familiar to him. He respects patients’ input, desires and wishes, and help to support them in a way that is protective to both patients and patients’ unborn child or children.


Laurel Finta, M.D.

Laurel Finta, M.D.
Associate Physician
Medical Director for Maternity Services

Dr. Finta chose her specialty because obstetrics and gynecology enables her to share the joy of childbirth, encourage preventive health, and perform a variety of obstetrical and surgical procedures. 


Nancy Field, M.D.
Clinical Professor

Dr. Field's areas of interest include management of diabetic pregnancies, medical complications and fetal growth abnormalities during pregnancy, and fetal sonography. Her research currently focuses on outcomes in diabetic pregnancies.

Veronique Tache, M.D.Veronique Tache, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Associate Residency Program Director

Dr. Taché specializes in taking care of women with high-risk pregnancies. Her clinical interests include fetal growth abnormalities, multiples and higher order multiples, prevention of preterm birth, maternal coagulation disorders and endocrine disorders.


Shannon Clark, M.D.Shannon Clark, M.D.
Associate Physician

Dr. Clark is board certified in Family and Community Medicine, and also completed a fellowship in Clinical Obstetrics. Her specialty interests focus on the care of pregnant women with mental illness or substance abuse. Dr. Clark also created and runs a weekly medication management and support group for women with mood disorders from pre-conception through one-year post-partum. The “CONNECTED” clinic provides medication management, education, advocacy and supportive therapy. The group setting aims to promote the development and delivery of health infants by treating and supporting the emotional well-being of the mother as an adjunct to prenatal and post-partum care.


Nina Boe, M.D.
Clinical Professor

Dr. Boe's clinical interests include prenatal diagnosis, pregestational and gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and complications with twin gestations. Her research activities focus on improved screening procedures for diabetes in pregnancy.