5/18/17 - The Annual Fetterman Lecture: “Placental Pathology and Its Implications for the Neonate”

Ona M. Faye-Petersen, MD
Immediate Past-President, Society for Pediatric Pathology
Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Anatomic Pathology/Department of Pathology
UAB |The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Brief Summary of Lecture: Dr. Faye-Petersen will describe at least three pathologic gross placental or umbilical cord features that can be detected by clinicians at the time of delivery that have potential implications for neonatal morbidity and mortality. She will also discuss at least three histopathologic diagnoses associated with adverse neonatal and infant outcomes including neurodevelopmental injury, intrauterine growth restriction, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. On a broad scale, Dr. Faye-Petersen will describe recent evidence for the existence of the placental microbiome in normal gestation, along with evidence that aberrations in the placental microbiome may underlie instances of preterm birth and neonatal complications, even in cases without clinical or pathologic evidence of chorioamnionitis.

Start Date: May 18
End Date: May 18
Time: 8-9 a.m.


  • John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3 Conference Center
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224