The Cincinnati Fetal Center (CFC) is a comprehensive fetal and maternal therapeutic center created as a collaborative joint project between Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital and University of Cincinnati Medical Center. CFC has its business and academic home in the Division of General Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery at Cincinnati Children's. Since 2011, there has been an intentional move toward greater integration with the Perinatal Institute with the realization that the fetal center offers the opportunity for Neonatology to develop best practices in the management of fetuses undergoing fetal therapy and the Perinatal Institute offers collaboration and integration with partner institutions as well as extensive research experience and infrastructure.
- The Habli Lab of Fetal growth and Developmental Origins of Adult Disease has a mission to deliver healthier babies, free of adult diseases.
- The Lim Lab is focused on the innovation of prenatal diagnosis and in utero treatment
The Center for Fetal Cellular and Molecular Therapy (CFCMT) is a robust research consortium of labs within the Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery sharing a mutual interest in the use of cellular and molecular techniques to study fetal and placental biology for the treatment of congenital disease.
- The Jones Lab is focused on investigating functional aspects of the placenta and its involvement in pregnancy pathologies such as intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR).
- The Peiro Lab is dedicated to investigating basic physiopathologic mechanisms of pediatric and fetal surgical congenital malformations, all to discover solutions or therapeutic strategies for unresolved problems in the treatment of these anomalies.
- The Shaaban Lab is working toward understanding the mechanisms involved in the future of prenatally diagnosing genetic diseases and the therapeutic opportunity for prenatal cellular transplantation prior to the evolution of devastating congenital disease.