"Pregnancy and the birth of a child are always special events, but those that are hard won are even more so special. I cherish the opportunity to help families through that fight. While I've had the fortune of learning maternal fetal medicine and fetal surgery from a number of wonderful mentors, I believe that it has been my experiences as a parent that have helped me truly shape me as a physician and appreciate the challenges and struggles parents face with a difficult pregnancy or birth. The memory of handing off our precious baby to a surgeon, waiting anxiously while they operated, the night in the PICU, watching my wife change her life & career completely to accommodate the numerous visits with specialists, and having gone through a subsequent pregnancy with the anxiety that the problem may recur have shaped my approach to patient care, especially in cases where the odds are seemingly against the mother or the baby."

“These days, the little baby that took my wife and I on emotional roller coasters as new parents, is a rambunctious little boy who is a sweet big brother, and continues to teach us wonderful life lessons every day. No matter how simple or complex the case may be, I've learned to 1) value the trust of the family that allows me the honor to care for their loved ones, 2) never forget the “human touch” in medicine, and 3) give the same care to my patients that I would expect be given to me.”

Other Provider Informaton:

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Fellow)
  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (member)
  • The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (member)
  • International Fetal Medicine & Surgery Society (member)
  • Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM)
  • Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) certified by the American College of Surgeons

Practice Information

  • Only Maternal-Fetal Center in Central Texas as well as one of only few nationwide to be accredited by the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) for both Ultrasound and Fetal Echocardiography
  • The only center in Central Texas with a dedicated Fetal Interventionist and Perinatal Geneticist.


Medical School
St. Matthew's University School of Medicine

Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center

Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Fetal Intervention), UCLA School of Medicine (Fellowship in Anatomic Pathology & Laboratory Medicine)

Certifications & Memberships

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (ABOG Board Certified), and Obstetrics & Gynecology (Board Certified)


St. David's Women's Center of Texas



Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Farsi

Procedures & Conditions

  • Prenatal ultrasound
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling (abdominal or vaginal)
  • Placental biopsy
  • Intrauterine transfusions (IUT)
  • Vesicocentesis (sampling of urine from fetal bladder)
  • Thoracentesis (sampling of fluid from fetal chest)
  • Vesicoamniotic shunting (placement of bladder tubes for treatment of fetal bladder outlet obstruction)
  • Thoracoamniotic shunting (placement of fetal chest tubes for such conditions as hydrothorax)
  • Multi-fetal pregnancy reduction


Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Office Locations

Austin Maternal Fetal Medicine
12200 Renfert Way
Suite G-3
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (512) 821-2540
Fax: (512) 776-1956

Additional Locations

South Austin Location

4316 James Casey St, Building B
Austin, TX 78745