Our physicians are obstetricians who have received additional training in the subspecialty of maternal-fetal medicine. We have experience and expertise in prenatal diagnosis of congenital abnormalities, care for women with multiple gestations (twins, triplets or more), care for women with obstetric complications of past pregnancies or their current pregnancies — with health issues ranging from asthma to diabetes to heart disease — and care for women carrying babies with birth defects. As a division of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego, we collaborate with leading pediatric cardiologists, neonatologists and other specialists to give you and your newborn the best possible care.

Val A. Catanzarite, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Catanzarite has a particular interest in prenatal diagnosis, including first-trimester diagnosis and early echocardiography, as well as in abnormalities of the placenta and umbilical cord, including vasa previa and invasive placentation. Other interests include medical and surgical prevention of preterm birth, pregnancy in women born with congenital heart disease, and pregnancy after age 45. More

Larry A. Cousins, M.D.

A nationally recognized expert in diabetes in pregnancy, Dr. Cousins’ interests include first-trimester screening, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), preterm birth prevention, and noninvasive prenatal diagnosis. More

Sean Daneshmand, M.D.

Dr. Daneshmand’s expertise includes obstetric and surgical management of invasive placentation, care of pregnancies following in vitro fertilization, and management of maternal medical problems during pregnancy. More

Holly Casele, M.D.

Dr. Casele has a particular interest and expertise in chorionic villus sampling (CVS), thrombotic disorders during pregnancy and collagen vascular disease during pregnancy. She is a nationally recognized expert in thrombotic disorders and prevention of thromboembolism. More

Wade Schwendemann, M.D.

Dr. Schwendemann’s interests include chorionic villus sampling (CVS), hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, preterm birth prevention, and monoamniotic twin pregnancies, in which identical twins share the same amniotic sac. More

Arij Faksh, D.O.

Dr. Faksh’s main interests are preconception care, specialized prenatal care, obstetric, maternal and fetal complications. Her research interests focuses on neonatal lung disease, specifically how antenatal inflammatory insults both via systematic maternal infection/inflammation and through direct in utero exposure to inflammatory mediators. More

Jasmine Lai, M.D.

Dr. Lai is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist who strives to provide evidenced-based care for complicated pregnancies in an effort to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes. Her goals of care include communication with patients and other care providers, while maintaining a patient-centered approach. More

Joanna Adamczak, M.D.

Dr. Adamczak’s interests include prenatal diagnosis, surgical complications during pregnancy, and prenatal care for women with complex medical complications including maternal cardiac disease, organ transplants and cancer. More

Kristin M. Williams, M.D., FACOG

Dr. Williams clinical interests include prenatal diagnosis and procedures (fetal anomalies, amniocentesis, fetal echo, multifetal pregnancy reductions, selective terminations), preterm labor, cervical insufficiency, multiple gestations, thrombophilias, autoimmune disease, recurrent pregnancy loss. More

Tevy Tith, MD

Dr. Tith’s expertise as a maternal fetal consultant stems from rigorous training in the diagnosis and medical/surgical management of acute maternal morbidities, prenatal diagnosis and ultrasound. Her research interests focus on perioperative complications and adverse pregnancy outcomes. More