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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Houston, Texas

The Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology focuses on patient care, education and research in the area of women's reproductive health.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Texas Children's Fetal Center

As one of the nation's leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities in unborn and newborn infants, Texas Children's Fetal Center is committed to providing the best possible care and outcome for each mother, baby and family. We provide comprehensive care to meet the needs of pregnant women, fetuses, and newborns. Complex birth defects, which affect about three percent of newborns, are the leading cause of death and illness in babies’ first year of life. Preventing or lessening such incidents of birth defects is the goal of physicians at the Texas Children's Fetal Center.

Fetal intervention, including fetal surgery, are performed in the state-of-the-art operating facilities at Texas Children’s Hospital, immediately adjacent both to the full-service obstetrical unit of St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and to Texas Children’s 76-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit.

Texas Children's Fetal Center is a member of the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet).


Fetal Surgery

  • Dr. Darrell Cass
  • Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye

Clinical Care Center, 8th floor
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 832-822-3150

Fetal Consultations

Toll Free - 1-877-FetalRx (338-2579) or 832-822-BABY (2229)

Fetal surgery nurse manager/coordinator -
Bella Belleza-Bascon, R.N., M.H.A.

Maternal Fetal Medicine - Fetal Intervention Faculty

  • Alizera Abdollah Shamshirsaz, M.D.
  • Michael Belfort, M.D.
  • Wesley Lee, M.D.
  • Rodrigo Ruano, M.D.
  • Jimmy Espinoza, M.D.

Fetal Center Coordinators

Clinical Coordinators:

  • Angel Krueger, R.N.
  • Laura Mollett, R.N.
  • Susanne Trout, RD, LD, IBCLC
  • Carmen Watrin, R.N., M.S.N.

Intake Coordinators:

  • Veronica Contreras
  • Ivonne Gutierrez
  • Irma Marshall, CNA
  • Jennifer Torres

Clinical Address

Texas Children's Pavilion for Women
Baylor Maternal Fetal Medicine
6651 Main St. - Suite F420
Mail Code: F1020
Houston, Texas 77030

Hours - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointments -
Referral Fax Number - 832-825-9403

Referral Forms

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