Maternal-Fetal Medicine
(High Risk Obstetric)

The division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) at Weill Cornell Medical College enjoys international acclaim for the quality of comprehensive and innovative care our specialists provide for women and their fetuses during high risk pregnancies. The physicians within our division are all board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and have subspecialty board certification in MFM. These doctors are academic leaders who bring to every patient the benefits of the most advanced knowledge of the obstetrical, medical, genetic and surgical complications of pregnancy and their impact on both mother and fetus.

Most women seek consultation or care from an MFM specialist because they are either considering becoming pregnant and may be at risk; or because they are already pregnant and have a medical history or condition and they require the expertise of specialists with experience in managing complicated pregnancies with the best possible outcomes.

Medical complications of pregnancy addressed by Weill Cornell's MFM specialists include:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Preeclampsia (toxemia)
  • Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
  • Kidney or gastrointestinal disease
  • Infectious diseases
  • Lupus in Pregnancy

MFM physicians also provide special care for otherwise healthy women, whose pregnancies are at increased risk due to other conditions, including:

  • Abnormal AFP (alpha fetoprotein) blood test
  • Expected twins, triplets or more
  • Recurrent pre-term labor and delivery
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Suspected fetal growth restriction (baby not growing enough)

Delivering outstanding medical care with compassion and concern for each patient is part of Weill Cornell's over 100-year tradition of excellence in academic medicine. If you or your unborn child has been diagnosed with a high-risk condition, consider a consultation with one of our MFM specialists who can provide the highest level of assessment and care throughout your pregnancy. We also work closely with the physicians in the Perinatal Center to help coordinate every aspect of care for you and your pregnancy.

About Making an Appointment

When you call to make an appointment with an MFM Specialist (please click here for contact numbers), we would like to prepare you that the secretary will ask you the screening questions below. The answers you provide will be given to the MFM Specialist for review and the secretary will call you back to schedule an appointment within 48 hours.

Date of Birth:
Phone Number:
Last Menstrual Period:
Expected Due Date:
Number of Gestational Weeks:
Pharmacy Information:
Conception type:
If applicable, date of Embryo Transfer:
Was it a day 3 or day 5 transfer:
How many prior pregnancies:
Prior delivery mode:
Any problems with previous pregnancy:
Medical or other issues:
Taking any current medications other than prenatal vitamins:
Referred by:

Once your appointment is scheduled, please fill out the New Patient Intake Form (click here) and bring it to your first visit with your physician.

Our Physicians

Frank A. Chervenak, MD, FACOG
Chairman, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Given Foundation Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrician & Gynecologist-in-Chief

Stephen T. Chasen, MD, FACOG
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, High Risk Obstetrics
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
Assoc. Director, Residency Program
Attending Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shari Gelber, MD, PhD
Asst. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Assoc. Director, 3rd-year Medical Students' Clerkship
Asst. Attending Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Amos Grunebaum, MD, FACOG
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, Obstetrics
Director, Patient Safety
Attending Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Robin Kalish, MD, FACOG
Assoc. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, Clinical Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Assoc. Attending Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Inna V. Landres, MD, FACOG
Director, Antepartum Testing Unit
Asst. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Asst. Attending Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Young Mi Lee, MD, FACOG
Asst. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Asst. Attending Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shai Pri-Paz, MD, FACOG
Asst. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Asst. Attending Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Geeta Sharma, MD, FACOG
Asst. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Asst. Attending Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shane Wasden, MD, FACOG
Asst. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Asst. Attending Obstetrician & Gynecologist