Fetal Treatment Program of New England

Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology/Genetics

Our program collaborates with the division of perinatal and developmental pathology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University to offer the following:

  • Clinical services. We provide hospital-based services, such as examination of placentas (4,000 to 5,000 per year) and products of conception, and comprehensive fetal and neonatal post mortem exams (200 to 250 perinatal autopsies per year). We also offer consultative services for placentas and post mortem exams for hospitals in southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut.
  • Expertise. We have six board certified or board eligible pathologists with sub-specialty training in pediatric pathology, one board certified pathologist specialized in congenital heart anomalies and one fellow in pediatric and perinatal pathology (as part of an ACGME-approved training program).
  • Research. We conduct clinical research projects on various aspects of placental and fetal pathology. 
  • Teaching. We are actively involved in teaching medical students at the Alpert Medical School as well as residents in the departments of pathology, obstetrics/gynecology, and surgery and pediatrics, and offer two elective rotations in pediatric pathology to medical students contemplating a career in pediatrics or pathology. The division offers the Don B. Singer Fellowship in Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, a two-year ACGME accredited fellowship program that incorporates all aspects of clinical and investigative developmental, perinatal and pediatric pathology. As part of our teaching mission, members of the division direct or participate in a variety of monthly or bi-monthly interdepartmental conferences.