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The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Establishes Louise Schnaufer Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery

Holly L. Hedrick, MD, Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery, is named inaugural Louise Schnaufer Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery.

September 30, 2014
CHOP Hosts Fetal Family Reunion in Chicago

Midwest families, including patients treated while still in the womb, reunite with their CHOP doctors and nurses.

September 21, 2014
CHOP Reports on 100 Fetal Surgeries for Spina Bifida

The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment advances the field after the MOMS trial set a new standard of care.

August 26, 2014
CHOP Announces Fetal Neuroprotection Program

First-of-its-kind program brings together the deepest expertise to protect prenatal brain development in children with congenital heart defects

June 25, 2014
18th Fetal Surgery Reunion Gathers Families Across the U.S.

A special reunion brought together 1,500 people from 22 states; nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect.

June 23, 2014
Lancaster Online features CHOP Fetal Patients

Ainsley and Aspen Jones underwent lifesaving surgery before birth and recently walked the runway at the Annual Daisy Day Fashion Show

May 30, 2014
CHOP's 58th Annual Daisy Day Luncheon Raised More Than $1.6 Million

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s 58th Annual Daisy Day Luncheon and Fashion Show raised more than $1.6 million to support the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.

May 9, 2014
CFDT Expert Helps Task Force Create Fetal Surgery Guidelines

The increase in centers performing fetal surgery for spina bifida led to the creation of a Task Force to develop standards for care.

February 20, 2014
Study Reports on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of TTTS Patients

Study by CHOP experts shows twins who underwent fetal surgery for TTTS show normal neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 2.

February 8, 2014
Good Morning America Checks in on Formerly Conjoined Twins

One year after being separated at CHOP, formerly conjoined twins Allison and Amelia Tucker are thriving as two unique little girls.

January 1, 2014

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If you are a member of the media interested in talking with experts or patients from The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, please contact Ashley Moore in the CHOP Public Relations Department: email moorea1@email.chop.edu or call 267-426-6071 (office) or 215-630-4683 (mobile).

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1 in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect, many so rare that most people and even many physicians have never heard of them. Our Birth Defects Awareness and Advocacy Toolkit has helpful tips so you can join the cause and spread the word about birth defects and treatments available.