• Meet the Lab

    Foong-Yen Lim, MD - Head shot
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    Foong-Yen Lim, MD

    Foong received his MD from Medical University of South Carolina and trained in general surgery at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He also did a research fellowship and served as the fetal surgery fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Following completion of his general surgery residency, he returned to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to do his pediatric surgery fellowship. He is an associate professor in the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Cincinnati Children's and the Surgical Director for the Cincinnati Fetal Center. His research interests include innovation of fetal therapeutic interventions, development of prenatal prognostic indicators including biofluid markers, and long term outcomes in a variety of prenatal and congenital conditions.

    Foong-Yen Lim

    Patricia Burns, BSN - Head shot
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    Patricia Burns, BSN

    Trish received her BS in Nursing from the College of Mt. St. Joseph and worked as a transport and neonatal intensive care nurse at Cincinnati Children's prior to assuming her role as Research coordinator for the Cincinnati Fetal Center. She manages our database which includes prenatal evaluations, perinatal management, and long-term follow-ups. She is also involved in the development of clinical/translational research protocols and acts as the liaison for multiple multicenter collaborations.

    Patricia Burns, BSN

  • Former Members

    Research fellows


    Alan Coleman, MD (Chief Resident, General Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Texas)

    Jignesh Parvadia, MD (Corporate Chief Medical Director at Innovative Healing Systems, India)   

    Sachin Vaikunth, MD (General surgeon at The Jackson Clinic, Tennessee)                                

    Fernando Vulentin-Solis, MD (Pediatric surgeon at Hospital Clinico Universidad Catolica, Chile)

    Lee Morris, MD (Bariatric surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas)

    Stefan Pokall, MD (Resident at The German Heart Centre Munich, Germany)                 

    Mounira Habli, MD (Assistant professor in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Cincinnati Fetal Center)     

    Shuichi Katayama, MD (Surgeon at Okayama Medical Center, Japan)     

    Jaehee Chung, MD (Pediatric surgeon at St. Mary’s Hospital, South Korea)                                  

    Nabil Ghobril, MD (Clinical fellow in pediatric endoscopic surgery at University of Tennessee)

    Fetal fellows

    Jorge Beltran, MD (Pediatrician at Key Biscayne Pediatrics, Florida)

    Zaria Murrell, MD (Pediatric surgeon at University of Louisville, Kentucky)

    Naira Baregamian, MD (Endocrine surgery fellow at Yale University, Connecticut)