Fetal and Perinatal Cardiology Program

Our Fetal and Perinatal Cardiology Program assesses, manages, and treats:

  • Heart rate problems.
  • Heart rhythm issues.
  • Heart disorders that might arise from obstetric situations.

This program, started in 1988, is under the direction of Jennifer A. Johnson, DO.

Fetal Echocardiography Services 

The Fetal Echocardiography Program offers the following services:

Diagnostic fetal echocardiograms

  • Ultrasound exams after 16 weeks’ gestation.
    • Abnormal heart anatomy and function.

Heart disease management and therapy

  • We can begin medical treatment even before you deliver your baby.
  • We offer guidance and plans for your delivery to allow for the smoothest transition from fetal to newborn life.

Parent/family counseling

  • If we detect any fetal problems beyond the heart, you can schedule a consult with UPMC’s Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center.
  • We can also refer you to experts in many other fields such as:
    • Ultrasound
    • Neonatology
    • Urology
    • Surgery
    • Neurosurgery
    • High-risk OB
    • Genetics

Perinatal Cardiology Referral Requirements

We require referrals from primary care doctors or other Children’s Hospital specialists. If you're enrolled in a managed care plan, you also may need approval from your insurance provider and primary care doctor.

We must receive all required forms before your visit.

Call the Perinatal Cardiology Program at 412-641-4547 or email us at PerinatalCardiology@upmc.edu

  • To make an appointment.
  • For correct provider numbers.
  • To learn more.



  • Perinatal Cardiology Program

    UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
    300 Halket St.
    Floor 1, Room 1683
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Children's Specialty Care Center Erie at Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot

    Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot
    118 East 2nd Street
    Erie, PA 16507
  • Children's Specialty Care Center Hermitage

    80 East Silver St., Suite 100
    Sharon, PA 16146
  • Children's Specialty Care Center Johnstown

    865 Eisenhower Blvd.
    Johnstown, PA 15904
  • Altoona Regional Medical Center

    620 Howard Ave.
    Altoona, PA 16601
  • Dubois Medical Arts Building

    145 Hospital Ave.
    Suite 102
    DuBois, PA 15801