The Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment Center (FDTC)
at the University of Michigan is a multi-disciplinary endeavor directed by
George Mychaliska, MD
and devoted to the care of mothers and their
unborn babies. The Center provides state-of-the-art fetal diagnosis, counseling and treatment for
birth abnormalities supported by leading-edge basic science and clinical research focused on
understanding fetal abnormalities and discovering novel treatment options. The goal of the
FDTC is to provide mothers and families with
comprehensive care for at-risk babies before, during and after birth.
The Solid Tumor Oncology Program at University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is one of the nation's largest multidisciplinary programs caring for children with solid tumors. Led by
Erika Newman, MD, this program
helps children and their families battle neuroblastoma, Wilms Tumor, Ewing's sarcoma and pediatric melanoma. To complement and improve on these efforts, our researchers are also exploring the use of immunotherapy and other effective ways of treating childhood cancers.
The Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Clinical & Research Program has successfully
treated thousands of children with lung failure when there was no other option for survival. The
ECMO research program, directed by
Ron Hirschl, MD and
Jonathan Haft, MD,
is focused on developing additional artificial organs that can be used as bridges to wellness or transplantation.
The Intestinal Failure Research & Treatment Program is the only comprehensive program of its
kind in Michigan. Our research efforts, driven by
Daniel Teitelbaum, MD,
focus on avoiding the complications of
intestinal failure, facilitating physical growth through improved absorption of nutrients and
developing new modalities to treat short bowel syndrome. Our physicians, nurses, dieticians, and
pharmacists provide life-saving care to severely affected infants and children with the devastating
loss of functioning intestine.
The Medical Innovation Center, as directed by Pediatric Surgeon
James Geiger, MD
promotes small incisions,
shortened hospital stays, less pain for pediatric patients and greater precision for our skilled
surgeons. At U-M, we are applying robotics and working across the campus to perfect these
techniques and to develop new equipment for pediatric surgical procedures. The result of our
efforts will make a dramatic difference for patients of all ages.
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a devastating congenital problem that results in a
30-40% death rate among otherwise healthy newborns.
Ron Hirschl, MD
and The University of Michigan are leading the way with our unique treatments and approaches to promote the much needed lung growth in newborns with CDH. Our objective is to reduce mortality by establishing the first clinical and research program for CDH in Michigan.
The Injury Prevention Program at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is the home of unique injury prevention
research focusing on effective car and booster seat use, playground safety and best practices in safety. In addition to
research, we promote safety in the Washtenaw and Livingston County areas by coordinating the efforts of schools,
health-care providers, and police and fire departments through Safe Kids Huron Valley,
the Mott Buckle Up! Car Seat Program and other community outreach activities. This effort is directed by pediatric surgeon
Peter Ehrlich, MD and the Pediatric Trauma staff.
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