Perinatology, also called Maternal-Fetal Medicine, is a subspecialty within the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Our All Children's Perinatology Specialists provide care for pregnant women and their fetuses. With years of experience in managing a wide variety of complex maternal-fetal conditions, they work to keep both mother and infant as healthy as possible.
Our All Children's Perinatology Specialists care for women with high-risk pregnancies, including twins and higher order multiple births. They provide evaluation, monitoring and treatment when needed throughout pregnancy and through labor and delivery. They specialize in prenatal diagnosis, including comprehensive ultrasonography, chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis and cord blood sampling. Babies are delivered at Bayfront Baby Place, which is located within All Children's Hospital. After delivery, infants who require neonatal intensive care services after delivery are admitted to the All Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, just a quick elevator ride away.
Dr. Karen Raimer
Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program and Assistant Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Dr. Raimer is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and received her medical training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. After a four-year residency program at the Alton Ochsner Foundation Hospital, she served as Clinical Professor at Louisiana State University in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was then awarded a two year fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Miami. Dr. Raimer is active in resident teaching with special interest in diabetes, ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis. She is currently an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Raimer is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Maternal Fetal Medicine. View More...
Dr. Jose Prieto
Assistant director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine completed his B.S. in Biology, Masters in Public Health, and received his medical degree at the University of Miami in 1990. Dr. Prieto completed his residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston-LBJ General Hospital, where he received the honor of Outstanding Chief Resident his final year. Dr. Prieto completed his fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science. Dr. Prieto is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. His areas of interest include ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Prieto is the current coordinator for resident research. Current medical student clerkship obstetrical coordinator. View More...
Dr. Andrew Helfgott
Dr. Helfgott completed his medical education at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadelajara, Mexico and at Queens Hospital-Long Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center, SUNY-Stony Brook. Following a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The Brooklyn Hospital-Caledonian Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, he completed a fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He earned a master's degree in Health Policy and Administration from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. From 2005 through June 2011, Dr. Helfgott was Professor and Chief of the Section of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Helfgott also served as Medical Director of the Regional Perinatal Center at the Medical College of Georgia. He held previous faculty appointments at the Florida State University School of Medicine, the University of Florida College of Medicine-Pensacola, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he also was an assistant professor in the School of Public Health.
A recognized authority on the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in pregnancy, Dr. Helfgott has served in Florida and Georgia on state committees for the prevention of perinatal transmission of HIV. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine and also chairs the Society's Coding Committee. He has served as course director for the Society's Ultrasound Scientific Forum as well as for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine's Obstetrical Film Panel. Dr. Helfgott's special interests include outcomes for high-risk mothers and their babies, infectious diseases in pregnancy and preterm labor. View More...
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