A photo of Beth M. Kline-Fath.

Chief, Fetal and Neonatal Imaging

Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Professor, UC Department of Radiology


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Beth M. Kline-Fath began the fetal imaging program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. As section chief of fetal imaging, she has trained many other physicians, presented international and national, and worked on many committees to advance this new specialty. Dr. Kline-Fath also served as chief editor and wrote several chapters for a textbook Fundamentals and Advanced Fetal Imaging: MRI and US. Recently, Beth Kline-Fath has worked to implement the use of an innovative small bore dedicated MR unit in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric radiology; fetal and neonatal imaging

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Radiology


Radiology, Radiology

My Education

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1989.

Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993.

Fellowships: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1994; Pediatric Neuroradiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

My Publications

Fetal magnetic resonance imaging of skeletal dysplasias. Gilligan, LA; Calvo-Garcia, MA; Weaver, KN; Kline-Fath, BM. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2020; 50:224-233.

Neonatal Functional and Structural Connectivity Are Associated with Cerebral Palsy at Two Years of Age. Merhar, SL; Gozdas, E; Tkach, JA; Parikh, NA; Kline-Fath, BM; He, L; Yuan, W; Altaye, M; Leach, JL; Holland, SK. American Journal of Perinatology: neonatal and maternal-fetal medicine. 2020; 37:137-145.

Prenatal and postnatal MRI findings in open spinal dysraphism following intrauterine repair via open versus fetoscopic surgical techniques. Nagaraj, UD; Bierbrauer, KS; Stevenson, CB; Peiro, JL; Lim, FY; Habli, MA; Kline-Fath, BM. Prenatal Diagnosis. 2020; 40:49-57.

Prenatal evaluation of the Sakoda complex. Nagaraj, UD; Moudgal, R; Hopkin, RJ; Venkatesan, C; Kline-Fath, BM. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2019; 49:1843-1847.

White matter injury and structural anomalies in infants with prenatal opioid exposure. Merhar, SL; Parikh, NA; Braimah, A; Poindexter, BB; Tkach, J; Kline-Fath, B. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2019; 40:2161-2165.

Ultrasound and MR Imaging of the Normal Fetal Brain. Kline-Fath, BM. Neuroimaging Clinics of North America. 2019; 29:339-356.

Fetal brain MRI findings and neonatal outcome of common diagnosis at a tertiary care center. Arroyo, MS; Hopkin, RJ; Nagaraj, UD; Kline-Fath, B; Venkatesan, C. Journal of Perinatology. 2019; 39:1072-1077.

Epileptic Encephalopathy In A Patient With A Novel Variant In The Kv7.2 S-2 Transmembrane Segment: Clinical, Genetic, and Functional Features. Soldovieri, MV; Ambrosino, P; Mosca, I; Miceli, F; Franco, C; Canzoniero, LM T; Kline-Fath, B; Cooper, EC; Venkatesan, C; Taglialatela, M. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2019; 20:3382-3382.

Clinical, Neuroimaging, and Electrographic Predictors of Phenobarbital Failure in Newborns With Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy and Seizures. Dwivedi, D; Lin, N; Venkatesan, C; Kline-Fath, B; Holland, K; Schapiro, M. Journal of Child Neurology. 2019; 34:458-463.

Middle interhemispheric variant of holoprosencephaly. Sharma, R; Sr, OW T; Guerin, J; Kline-Fath, BM; Towbin, RB; Towbin, AJ. Applied Radiology: the journal of practical medical imaging and management. 2019; 48:32-34.