Mothers Center Heart Program

The Mothers Center Heart Program provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinical care to women with cardiovascular disease who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy. The program brings together specialists in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Cardiology, and Obstetric Anesthesiology to provide clinical care, conduct research, and provide educational opportunities for trainees and practitioners.

Our Services

We offer multidisciplinary maternal cardiovascular management, including:

  • Preconception counseling for pregnancy risk assessment and pre-pregnancy optimization of cardiovascular health for women with pre-existing conditions including congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, aortopathy, arrhythmia, pulmonary hypertension, or severe chronic hypertension
  • Prenatal care and delivery planning for women with pre-existing conditions including congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, aortopathy, arrhythmia, pulmonary hypertension, or severe chronic hypertension
  • Management of new onset cardiovascular complications of pregnancy including peripartum cardiomyopathy, pre-eclampsia, and acute coronary syndrome / coronary artery dissection
  • Postpartum cardiovascular risk assessment and counseling on preventive measures in order to reduce the incidence of future pregnancy complications and long-term cardiovascular disease in women; contraception care; postpartum transition of care to internal medicine/cardiology

Leadership

  • Stephanie Purisch, MD

    • Co-Director, Mothers Center Heart Program (Maternal-Fetal Medicine)
  • Jennifer Haythe, MD

    • Co-Director, Mothers Center Heart Program (Cardiology)
    Jennifer Haythe, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists

  • Whitney Booker, MD

  • Mary D'Alton, MD

    • Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Anita LaSala, MD

    • Clinical Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Practice
  • Leslie Moroz, MD

    • Director, The Mothers Center

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Mary Rosser, MD, PhD

    • Director, Integrated Women's Health
    Mary Rosser, MD, PhD
  • Lauren Golfer, WHNP

    • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Cardiology Specialists

  • Natalie Bello, MD, MPH

    • General Cardiology Specialist
    Natalie Bello, MD, MPH
  • Matthew Lewis, MD, MPH

    • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist
    Matthew Lewis, MD
  • Marlon Rosenbaum, MD

    • Director, Adult Congenital Heart Center
    Marlon Rosenbaum, MD
  • Emily Slater, MD

    • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist
  • Sonia Tolani, MD

    • General Cardiology Specialist
  • Carol Waksmonski, MD

    • General Cardiology Specialist
    Carol Waksmonski, MD
  • Elaine Wan, MD

    • Electrophysiology Specialist
    Elaine Wan, MD
  • Noa Zemer Wassercug, MD

    • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist

Prenatal Genetics

  • Joanna Urli, MS, CGC

    • Certified Genetic Counselor
    Joanna Urli, MS, CGC

Anesthesiology

  • Oliver Panzer, MD

    • Anesthesia Critical Care Specialist
    Oliver Panzer, MD
  • Maria Sheikh, MD, MPH

    • Obstetric Anesthesiology Specialist
    Maria Sheikh, MD, MPH
  • Richard Smiley, MD

    • Obstetric Anesthesiology Specialist
    Richard Smiley, MD