Fetal diagnosis and treatment group (FDTG)

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Group (FDTG) includes specialists from different departments at the hospital who work as a team to provide prenatal diagnosis and treatment of fetal abnormalities.


Our mission

The McGill Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Group is a collaborative team of experts, from various medical and surgical specialties, who strive to provide outstanding, comprehensive and well-coordinated care for complex fetal pathologies, in order to address the needs of both the pregnant mother and baby, before, during and after delivery.

Who we are

The McGill Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Group consists of a team of specialized experts who have extensive experience with diagnosis of fetal anomalies, counseling, and interventions.

Our services

The FDTG team provides various services, including detailed fetal ultrasounds (2D and 3D), fetal MRI, amniocentesis, fetal blood sampling, and transfusion, as well as more complex fetal interventions such as fetoscopy, placements of fetal bladder and thoracic shunts, ablative procedures, and EXIT procedure (Ex-utero Intrapartum Treatment). Also available are counseling in fetal surgical interventions and genetic counseling, including determining the risk of associated anomalies, and risk of recurrence. The FDTG helps coordinate consultations with specialists and appointments for imaging. Neonatal counseling and perinatal management are also provided for patients.

Collaborative care

The team holds weekly joint meetings by videoconference in order to review diagnoses and discuss care plans. Representatives from each specialty, as well as representatives of participating institutions, such as the McGill University Health Centre, Jewish General Hospital and Saint Mary’s Hospital, offer their expertise.

McGill University Health Centre:

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Medical Genetics


Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT)

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric ENT

Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Radiology

Pediatric Urology


Jewish General Hospital:

Maternal Fetal Medicine



Family Medicine Obstetrics Group


Saint Mary’s Hospital:


Family Medicine Obstetrics Group


Referrals to the MUHC Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic can be sent via email or fax using the online form.

MUHC High Risk Pregnancy Referral Form

Our history

Our History

While formalized in 2000, the McGill Fetal Diagnostic and Treatment Group had been in the works since the 1980s by the vision and dedication of members of the Pediatric Surgery, Neonatology, Genetics and Maternal Fetal Medicine departments. This now well established multidisciplinary team works together to provide families with the best care available for diagnosis and treatment of fetal abnormalities. 

FDTG Administrative Staff

Maternal Fetal Medicine/ Obstetrics

Dr. R. Shear                JGH

Dr. R. Brown               MUHC

Dr. S. Khalifé             MUHC

Dr. M. Hall                   SMH               

Medical Genetics

M. Lalous, GC             JGH

Dr. D. Rosenblatt        JGH

Dr. B. Mucha-Le Ny    MUHC

M. Richard, GC           MUHC

C. Vitali, RN                MUHC


Dr. L. Kovacs              JGH

Dr. E. Hailu                  MUHC

Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. T. Cavalle              MUHC

Pediatric Radiology

Dr. L. Carpineta          MUHC

Pediatric Surgery

Dr. S. Emil                   MUHC

Dr. J.M. Laberge         MUHC

Dr. M. Trudeau           MUHC

Refer a patient 

Phone : 514-412-4427 (genetics reception)
Fax : 514-412-4296 (genetics fax)