A photo of Beth M. Kline-Fath.

Chief, Fetal and Neonatal Imaging

Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Professor, UC Department of Radiology


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

Merhar SL, Tkach JA, Woods JC, South AP , Wiland EL, Rattan MS, Dumoulin CL, Kline-Fath BM. Neonatal Imaging Using an On-Site Small Footprint MR Scanner. Pediatric Radiolog. 2017 Jul;47(8):1001-1011.

Nagaraj UD, Bierbrauer KS, Zhang B,Peiro JL, Kline-Fath BM. Hindbrain Herniation in Chiari II Malformation on Fetal and Postnatal MRI. AJNR. 2017 May;38(5):1031-1036.

Haws ME, Linscott L, Thomas C, Orscheln E, Radhakrishnan R, Kline-Fath B. A Retrospective Analysis of the Utility of Head Computed Tomography and/or Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Management of Benign Macrocrania. J Pediatrics. 2017 Mar;182:283-289.

Nagaraj UD, Bierbrauer KS, Peiro JL, Kline-Fath BM. Differentiating Closed Versus Open Spinal Dysraphisms on Fetal MRI. AJR. 2016 Dec;207(6):1316-1323.

Radhakrishnan R, Merhar S, Meinzen-Derr J, Haberman B, Lim FY, Burns P, Zorn E, Kline-Fath B. Correlation of MRI Brain Injury Findings with Neonatal Clinical Factors in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2016 Sep;37(9):1745-51.

Johnston JH, Kline-Fath BM, Calvo-Garcia MA, Lim FY. Congenital Overinflation: Prenatal MRI and US Findings and Outcomes. Prenatal Diagnosis. 2016 Jun;36(8):568-75.

Nagaraj UD, Bierbrauer KS, Peiro JL, Kline-Fath BM. Evaluation of Subependymal Gray Matter Heterotopias on Fetal MRI. AJNR. 2016 April;37(4):720-5.

Tkach JA, Merhar SL, Kline-Fath BM, Pratt RG, Loew WM, Daniels BR, Giaquinto RO, Rattan MS, Jones BV, Taylor MD, Tiefermann JM, Tully LM, Murphy EC, Wolf-Severs RN, LaRuffa AA, Dumoulin CL. MRI in the neonatal ICU: initial experience using a small-footprint 1.5-T system. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Jan;202(1):W95-W105.

Tkach JA, Hillman NH, Jobe AH, Loew W, Pratt RG, Daniels BR, Kallapur SG, Kline-Fath BM, Merhar SL, Giaquinto RO, Winter PM, Li Y, Ikegami M, Whitsett JA, Dumoulin CL. An MRI system for imaging neonates in the NICU: initial feasibility study. Pediatr Radiol. 2012 Nov;42(11):1347-56.

Kline-Fath BM, Calvo-Garcia MA, O'Hara SM, Crombleholme TM, Racadio JM. Twin-twin transfusion syndrome: cerebral ischemia is not the only fetal MR imaging finding. Pediatr Radiol. 2007 Jan;37(1):47-56.