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Dr. Julia Solomon, MDCM, FACOG, FAIUM

Director, Fetal Diagnostic Center of Arizona

Chair, Obstetrics-Gynecology

Chandler, Arizona, USA


Dr. Julia Solomon is a graduate of McGill University. She completed an OBGYN residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and a Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.  She holds numerous committee positions, and reviews for several prestigious scientific publications. She is a national and international authority on 3-4D ultrasound and fetal echocardiography, and lectures on these subjects worldwide. Her practice is limited to advanced prenatal diagnosis and fetal echocardiography and she is currently Director of the Fetal Diagnostic Center for Arizona. Dr. Solomon is a Fellow Member and Chair for Obstetrics for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and a member of the Board of Governors. She is a Fellow and Member of American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a Member of Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and The Fetal Heart Society.



Dr. Jane Lougheed, MD, FRCPC

Chief, Division of Paediatric Cardiology

Associate Professor of Paediatrics

Department of Paediatrics

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa

Dr. Jane Lougheed received her medical degree from Queen’s University in 1993. She completed her pediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in 1996, a subspecialty in pediatric cardiology at CHEO in 1998 and further specialization in echocardiography cardiology at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in 2000. As well as her current positions at CHEO, she is a consulting cardiologist for the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Neonatology at The Ottawa Hospital and Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Dr. Lougheed is a member of the Specialty Committee in Cardiology for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is also the past Chair of the Examination Board in Pediatric Cardiology at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Lougheed’s areas of clinical interest include fetal cardiology, neuromuscular disorders and pediatric heart failure.



Dr. Bettina Cuneo, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Director, Perinatal Cardiology and Fetal Telemedicine

Children’s Hospital Colorado Heart Institute and Colorado Fetal Care Centre

Dr. Gerald Tulzer, MD

Professor, Pediatric Cardiology

Kepler University Hospital, Linz, Austria



Dr. Alfred Abuhamad, MD

Mason C. Andrews Professor, Chairman Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,

Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs

Eastern Virginia Medical School


Dr. Alfred Abuhamad currently serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Abuhamad is the past President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME), Perinatal Quality Forum (PQF) and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed manuscripts, authored six textbooks in fetal echocardiography, ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, first trimester ultrasound and office procedures, and received numerous national and international awards including The 2019 Commonwealth of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. He is the recipient of the National Institute of Health RO1 grant to study “Novel Tools for the Noninvasive Evaluation of the Human Placenta.”


Dr. Edgar Jaeggi, MD, FRCP (CP)

Head, Fetal Cardiac Program

Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Department of Paediatrics

The Hospital for Sick Children


Dr. Jaeggi is a Professor of Pediatrics at University of Toronto and the Director of the Fetal Cardiac Program at SickKids Hospital, Toronto. His main clinical research areas include fetal cardiology and in particular prenatal treatment and management of cardiac arrhythmias. He has co-authored over 180 papers and book chapters.  


Dr. Shi-Joon Yoo, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Staff Radiologist

The Hospital for Sick Children

Professor of Medical Imaging and Paediatrics, University of Toronto


Dr. Yoo’s main clinical and research activities are MR and CT applications in children with cardiovascular disease and fetal echocardiography. He is an early adopter of 3D printing in pediatric cardiology and surgery. This technique allows preoperative assessment and simulation of the surgical procedures in patients with complex congenital heart disease, morphology teaching and hands-on surgical training. 



Dr. Varsha Thakur, MD, FRCPC

Fetal Cardiac Program

Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Department of Paediatrics


Dr. Thakur completed her medical school at the University of Western Ontario. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario.  Her pediatric cardiology training was started at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton Alberta and completed at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.  She joined the Hospital for Sick Children as a staff cardiologist in the fetal and pediatric echocardiography lab in 2013. In addition, Dr. Thakur also provides pediatric cardiology services at Trillium Health Partners since 2014 including fetal cardiology and inpatient and outpatient cardiology services.  Fetal Echocardiography, Cardiologist, Part-time Courtesy Staff, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto.


Dr. Tim Van Mieghem, MD, PhD, MPH 

Maternal Fetal Medicine Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto


Dr. Tim Van Mieghem received his basic obstetrics training and PhD at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. His research and clinical practice concentrate on prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy. He is an editor for the journals ‘Prenatal Diagnosis.’

Dr. Greg Ryan, MD, OBGYN

Head, Fetal Medicine Program at Mount Sinai

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Toronto. 

His main interests are high-risk pregnancy, obstetric ultrasound, fetal anomalies, twin complications and fetal therapy.


Head, Prenatal Diagnosis and Medical Genetics Program

Professor of Paediatrics

Dept. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto


In 2010 he was the recipient of the Founders Award for Excellence in Medical Genetics of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists in recognition of his significant contribution to the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists and the Genetics Community. He has published over 15 book chapters and over 400 peer reviewed papers in this field.

Nick Arbic

Paediatric Fetal Cardiac Sonographer III
Department of Cardiology, The Hospital for Sick Children


Nick has been a Paediatric Fetal Cardiac Sonographer III at The Hospital for Sick Children since 2007. The complexity of congenital heart disease and the joy of working with children are two of the many reasons he loves his job. He is an avid golfer, a 3 time SickKids employee golf tournament long drive champion and loves being a dad.




Dr. Lindsay Freud, MD

Paediatric and fetal Cardiologist





Division Head, Labatt Family Heart Centre

Fetal Cardiac Program & Diagnostic Imaging

Assistant Professor of Paediatrics

Department of Paediatrics


Mike Seed did his medical training in the United Kingdom and undertook specialist training in paediatrics and radiology in Newcastle and Leeds before coming to SickKids to join the fellowship programs in paediatric cardiac imaging and paediatric cardiology.  He was appointed as a clinician investigator and staff cardiologist/radiologist at SickKids in 2011, and became Division Head of Cardiology, Labatt Family Heart Centre in August 2017.



Dr. Rachel Wald, MD, FRCPE

Staff Cardiologist, Mount Sinai Hospital, University Health Network and the Hospital for Sick Children.

Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Medicine,

Pediatric, Medical Imaging and of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto


A leading expert in the congenital cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot.

She is among several global medical experts who are part of the oldest and largest adult congenital heart disease program in the world, housed at PMCC and Toronto General Hospital.

She has training in pregnancy and heart disease, adult congenital cardiology, pediatric cardiology and cardiac imaging (echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging). Her research focuses on the application of cardiac imaging modalities to improve the care of pregnant women with heart disease and children and adults with congenital heart disease.



Dr. Vitor Guerra, MD, PhD

Staff, Cardiologist, Fetal and Echocardiography, the Hospital for Sick Children

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Department of Pediatrics


Dr. Guerra graduated from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in 1992 and started his paediatric specialty training at the Heart Institute of the University of Sao Paulo, the largest heart centre in Latin America. In 2003 he came to SickKids as a fellow in Cardiology specializing in paediatric echocardiography. Dr. Guerra obtained his PhD in tridimensional echocardiography from the University of Sao Paulo. Before joining SickKids as staff in March 2016 he worked as associate professor in New Orleans’ Tulane University.

Dr. Sarah Lord, MD, FRCP (C)

Staff Paediatrician

Department of Pediatrics
Paediatric Advanced Care Team

The Hospital for Sick Children


Dr. Sarah Lord is a staff physician in the Division of Paediatric Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Sarah completed her medical school and pediatrics residency training at the University of Toronto and then went on to pursue fellowship training in paediatric palliative care at SickKids. During her fellowship she completed a MHSc in Bioethics at the University of Toronto. Sarah's main clinical work is with the Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at SickKids. She is a physician lead in perinatal palliative care and also serves as a Medical Associate within the Department of Bioethics.

Dr. Rajiv Chaturvedi, MD, MRCP,PhD

Cardiologist, Interventional cardiology

Associate Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Department of Paediatrics

Dr. Chaturvedi studied his MB BChir at the University of Cambridge, UK in 1989, MD at the University of Cambridge, UK in 2000, PhD at the University of London, UK in 2006. Research interests, Cardiovascular Physiology.


Program Director: Edgar Jaeggi

Organizing committee: Shi-Joon Yoo, Varsha Thakur and Tim Van Mieghem

Hospital for Sick Children and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Administrative Lead: Shelley Kahn

Administrative Coordinators: Shreya Shah, Danielle Warner

Fetal Nurse Coordinator: Nathalie Dutil

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