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Beth M. Kline-Fath, MD

  • Chief, Fetal and Neonatal Imaging
  • Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
  • Professor, UC Department of Radiology



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.

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.


Pediatric radiology; fetal and neonatal imaging

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Early surgery in very preterm infants is associated with brain abnormalities on term MRI: a propensity score analysis. Kojima, K; Liu, C; Ehrlich, S; Kline-Fath, BM; Jain, S; Parikh, NA. Journal of Perinatology. 2023; 43:877-883.

MRI Findings in Third-Trimester Opioid-Exposed Fetuses, With Focus on Brain Measurements: A Prospective Multicenter Case-Control Study. Nagaraj, UD; Kline-Fath, BM; Zhang, B; Vannest, JJ; Ou, X; Lin, W; Acheson, A; Grewen, K; Grant, PE; Merhar, SL. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2023; 220:418-427.

Prenatal tobacco smoke exposure and risk of brain abnormalities on magnetic resonance imaging at term in infants born very preterm. Mahabee-Gittens, EM; Kline-Fath, BM; Harun, N; Folger, AT; He, L; Parikh, NA. 2023; 5:100856.

Imaging Similarities Between Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome Type 1 and Aicardi Syndrome: Prenatal and Postnatal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Findings in 4 Patients. Venkatesan, C; Countee, E; Wong, B; Spaeth, C; Kline-Fath, BM; Nagaraj, UD. Journal of Child Neurology. 2023; 38:31-37.

Further expansion and confirmation of phenotype in rare loss of YWHAE gene distinct from Miller-Dieker syndrome. Baker, EK; Brewer, CJ; Ferreira, L; Schapiro, M; Tenney, J; Wied, HM; Kline-Fath, BM; Smolarek, TA; Weaver, KN; Hopkin, RJ. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2023; 191:526-539.

Diffuse excessive high signal intensity in the preterm brain on advanced MRI represents widespread neuropathology. Kline, JE; Dudley, J; Illapani, VS P; Li, H; Kline-Fath, B; Tkach, J; He, L; Yuan, W; Parikh, NA. Neuroimage. 2022; 264:119727.

Attention-guided deep learning for gestational age prediction using fetal brain MRI. Shen, L; Zheng, J; Lee, EH; Shpanskaya, K; McKenna, ES; Atluri, MG; Plasto, D; Mitchell, C; Lai, LM; Guimaraes, CV; et al. Scientific Reports. 2022; 12:1408.

Acute histologic chorioamnionitis independently and directly increases the risk for brain abnormalities seen on magnetic resonance imaging in very preterm infants. Jain, VG; Kline, JE; He, L; Kline-Fath, BM; Altaye, M; Muglia, LJ; DeFranco, EA; Ambalavanan, N; Parikh, NA. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2022; 227:623.e1-623.e13.

The interplay between prenatal liver growth and lung development in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Ott, KC; Bi, M; Scorletti, F; Ranginwala, SA; Marriott, WS; Peiro, JL; Kline-Fath, BM; Alhajjat, AM; Shaaban, AF. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2022; 10:983492.

Women in pediatric radiology: a call for gender equity. Victoria, T; Kline-Fath, B. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2022; 52:1737-1742.

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