Fetal Cardiac Program
Fetal and Echocardiography
Associate Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
The Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Freud recently joined the Hospital for Sick Children as the Associate Director of Fetal Cardiology and an Associate Professor of Paediatrics. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed cardiology training at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and advanced cardiac imaging and research fellowships at Boston Children’s Hospital. She was previously on the faculty at Columbia University Medical Center where she began exploring novel applications for fetal cardiac therapy and helped develop a fetal cardiac intervention program. Her research has centered on understanding the natural history of cardiac disease in utero and investigating both percutaneous and pharmacologic therapies to improve outcomes by the time of birth. In addition, she is working to understand the impact of a prenatal diagnosis of copy number variants and genetic syndromes, particularly 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome, on perinatal outcome.