Maternal-Fetal Cardiology Program

Akron Children's Maternal-Fetal Cardiology program, which is part of the Heart Center, provides diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease in unborn babies. Read More...

Patel Chandrakant R.
Chandrakant R. Patel, MD
Director, Maternal-Fetal Cardiology

Khan Wasim
Wasim Khan, MD
Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging

Smith Brandon
Brandon Smith, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist

Smith Grace
Grace Smith, MD, FACC
Director, Heart Center Mahoning Valley; Associate Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Center Co-Director, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic

Tracy Christine

Vande Kappelle, Jr R. Peter
R. Peter Vande Kappelle, Jr, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist

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Amy Dawson, BSN, RN, RNC-MNN
Nurse Program Coordinator, Maternal Fetal Cardiology

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Cindy Laliberte, RDCS
Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Technical Director/Supervisor Echo Services

Conditions We Treat

Conditions we treat
Here are some of the conditions treated in this department. Select a condition to get more information and resources: Trisomy 15.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
  • Almost 1 in every 100 newborns in the U.S. is born with a congenital heart disease.
  • Akron Children's Maternal-Fetal Cardiology Program performs approximately 700 fetal echocardiographies each year.
  • Akron Children's Hospital is accredited in the areas of pediatric and fetal echocardiography by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories, a quality control organization.


Meet Our Patients



While it may be frightening to learn your unborn child has a heart defect, with early detection, most children with heart problems can enjoy happy and healthy futures.

Akron Children's Heart Center offers a range of maternal-fetal cardiology services, including fetal echocardiography, which allows our cardiologists to identify many heart abnormalities as early as the 12th or 20th week of pregnancy.

Through early fetal diagnosis, we are able to work with the family, doctors and other caregivers to create a plan of care before birth, improving patient outcomes. 


Patient Family Resources

We know you must have many questions about your pregnancy. We hope you find these articles helpful.

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our locations

Akron Children’s Hospital
6505 Market St., Building A
Boardman , OH 44512
Phone: 330-629-6085
Fax: 330-629-7620
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Akron Children's at Metro
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland , OH 44109
Phone: 216-778-2222
Appointments: 330-543-8521
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Akron Children's Hospital
Heart Center
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 5200
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8521
Alt. Phone: 1-866-230-3463 (toll free)
Fax: 330-543-3850
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Akron Children's Specialty Care at Mercy Medical Center
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Mercy Medical Building
1330 Mercy Dr. NW
Canton , OH 44708
Phone: 330-543-4500
Appointments: 330-543-4500
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