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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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Ventilatory Assistance Before Umbilical Cord Clamping in Extremely Preterm Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Fairchild, KD; Petroni, GR; Varhegyi, NE; Strand, ML; Josephsen, JB; Niermeyer, S; Barry, JS; Warren, JB; Rincon, M; Fang, JL; Epelman, M; Kline-Fath, BM; Chisholm, CA; Kattwinkel, J. JAMA Network Open. 2024; 7:e2411140.

Fetal magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and echocardiography findings in twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence. Walcutt, JE; Kline-Fath, BM; Zhang, B; Lim, FY; Habli, MA; Divanovic, AA; Nagaraj, UD. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2024; 54:702-714.

Diffusion Tensor Imaging to Predict Neurodevelopmental Impairment in Infants after Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury. Tabacaru, C; Braimah, A; Kline-Fath, B; Parikh, N; Merhar, S. American Journal of Perinatology: neonatal and maternal-fetal medicine. 2024; 41:e1740-e1746.

Prenatal Opioid Exposure and Risk for Adverse Brain and Motor Outcomes in Infants Born Premature. Mahabee-Gittens, EM; Priyanka Illapani, VS; Merhar, SL; Kline-Fath, B; Harun, N; He, L; Parikh, NA. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2024; 267:113908.

Structural connectivity at term equivalent age and language in preterm children at 2 years corrected. Barnes-Davis, ME; Williamson, BJ; Kline, JE; Kline-Fath, BM; Tkach, J; He, L; Yuan, W; Parikh, NA. Brain Communications. 2024; 6:fcae126.

Corpus Callosum Abnormalities at Term-Equivalent Age Are Associated with Language Development at 2 Years' Corrected Age in Infants Born Very Preterm. Kojima, K; Kline, JE; Altaye, M; Kline-Fath, BM; Parikh, NA; Cincinnati Infant Neurodevelopment Early Predictio, . 2024; 11:200101.

A Prospective Multi-Institutional Study Comparing the Brain Development in the Third Trimester between Opioid-Exposed and Nonexposed Fetuses Using Advanced Fetal MR Imaging Techniques. Yun, HJ; Nagaraj, UD; Grant, PE; Merhar, SL; Ou, X; Lin, W; Acheson, A; Grewen, K; Kline-Fath, BM; Im, K; Plassmann, D; Vieth, M; Venerito, M; Schumacher, J; Maj, C. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2024; 45:218-223.

329 Prenatally identified congenital aqueductal stenosis: short- and long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes. Smith, NJ; Venkatesan, C; Kline-Fath, B; Habli, M; Nagaraj, U; Bierbauer, K. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2024; 230:s187.

Using MRI-derived observed-to-expected total fetal lung volume to predict lethality in fetal skeletal dysplasia. Mehollin-Ray, AR; Stover, S; Cassady, CI; Zhang, B; Calvo-Garcia, M; Kline-Fath, B. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2024; 54:43-48.

DTI of Opioid-Exposed Fetuses Using ComBat Harmonization: A Bi-Institutional Study. Dudley, JA; Nagaraj, UD; Merhar, S; Mangano, FT; Kline-Fath, BM; Ou, X; Acheson, A; Yuan, W. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2023; 44:1084-1089.

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