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Mark P. Johnson, MD, MS

Attending Physician

Obstetrical Director, Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

George Lieb Harrison Endowed Chair in Fetal Therapy

Professor of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Original Papers


Danzer E, Gerdes M, Bebbington MW, Koh J, Adzick SN, Johnson MP. Fetal myelomeningocele surgery: preschool functional status using the Functional Independence Measure for children (WeeFIM). Childs Nerv Syst. 2011 Jul;27(7):1083-8. Epub 2011 Feb 16. Cited in PubMed; PMID:21327591. Read the abstract

Laje P, Johnson MP, Howell LJ, Bebbington MW, Hedrick HL, Flake AW, et al. Ex utero intrapartum treatment in the management of giant cervical teratomas. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun;47(6):1208-16. Cited in Pub; PMID:22703795. Read the abstract


Adzick NS, Thom EA, Spong CY, Brock III JW, Burrows PK, Johnson MP, Howell LJ, Farrell JA, Dabrowiak ME, Sutton LN, Gupta N, Tulipan NB, D'Alton ME, Farmer DL for the MOMS Investigators. A Randomized Trial of Prenatal versus Postnatal Repair of Myelomeningocele. NEJM. Online first. 9 Feb 2011. Read the article


Danzer E, Finkel R, Gerdes M, Schwartz EM, Rintoul NN, Adzick NS, Johnson MP. The relationship of seizure activity and chronic epilepsy in early infancy and short-term neurodevelopmental outcome following fetal myelomeningocele closure. Neuropediatrics. 2010 Jun;41(3):140-3. Epub 2010 Sep 21. Read the abstract

Roybal JL, Liechty KW, Hedrick HL, Bebbington MW, Johnson MP, Coleman BG, Adzick NS, Flake AW. Predicting the severity of congenital high airway obstruction syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Aug;45(8):1633-9. Read the abstract

Tran KM, Johnson MP, Almeida-Chen GM, Schwartz AJ. The Fetus as Patient. Anesthesiology. Epub 2010 Jul 6. No abstract available. Read the abstract

Danzer E, Gerdes M, Bebbington MW, Zarnow DM, Adzick NS, Johnson MP. Preschool neurodevelopmental outcome of children following fetal myelomeningocele closure. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 May;202(5):450.e1-9. Epub 2010 Mar 29. Read the abstract

Wilson RD, Lemerand K, Johnson MP, Flake AW, Bebbington M, Hedrick HL, Adzick NS. Reproductive outcomes in subsequent pregnancies after a pregnancy complicated by open maternal-fetal surgery (1996-2007). Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 May 27. Read the abstract

Servaes S, Hernandez A, Gonzalez L, Victoria T, Johnson M, Jaramillo D, Christopher Edgar J, Johnson A. Fetal MRI of clubfoot associated with myelomeningocele.Pediatr Radiol. Epub 2010 May 20. Read the abstract.

Johnson MP; NAFTNet. The North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet): a new approach to collaborative research in fetal diagnosis and therapy. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010 Feb;15(1):52-7. Epub 2009 Jun 24. Read the abstract

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