• Center for Fetal Cellular and Molecular Therapy

    A Cure Before Birth

    Not every pregnancy goes as hoped. In these unfortunate situations, a mother may learn that her developing fetus has a congenital disease which could have lifelong consequences for the baby and the family. The logical questions that arise are:

    • Why did this happen?
    • Can anything be done to treat this condition?
    • Will my child have a normal life?

    The mission of the Center for Fetal Cellular and Molecular Therapy (CFCMT) is to provide the answers to these questions through collaborative research programs. Fortunately, many diseases and fetal abnormalities can now be prenatally diagnosed through genetic testing and imaging techniques. This early diagnosis provides clues to the origin of these diseases and how they might develop. Furthermore, once the diagnosis is made, the potential exists to begin treatment during the pregnancy and in some instances establish a cure before birth

  • Cincinnati Fetal Center

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    The Center for Fetal Cellular and Molecular Therapy is the research arm of the Cincinnati Fetal Center.
  • Contact Us

    General contact email 
    FetalTherapy@cchmc.org 

    Anne Riestenberg
    Administrative Supervisor
    Anne.Riestenberg@cchmc.org
    513-636-6259 

    Samantha Westenberg
    Administrative Assistant
    Samantha.Westenberg@cchmc.org
    513-803-2219

    Ashley Coleman
    Administrative Assistant
    Ashley.Coleman@cchmc.org
    513-636-1786

    Aimen Shaaban M.D.,
    Director of Research,
    Aimen.Shaaban@cchmc.org

    513-636-6259