Our Team | Fetal Care and Treatment Center | UC Davis Children's Hospital

Our expert team

Fetal surgery and other consultative and diagnostic services at the Fetal Care and Treatment Center are made possible by the breadth and depth of expertise at UC Davis Health, including specialists from the children’s hospital, obstetrics and gynecology, and surgery. Your coordinated services at the center can involve any number of maternal-fetal, neonatal and pediatric physicians along with other providers from a number of other specialty and support services.

Our clinical leaders
  • Surgeon-in-Chief, Director

    Shinjiro Hirose, M.D.

    Shinjiro Hirose is surgeon-in-chief at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and founder and director of the UC Davis Fetal Care and Treatment Center. Hirose has a joint appointment as the director of pediatric surgery at Shriners Children’s Northern California. He treats the full spectrum of complex surgical conditions from fetuses with birth defects to children with cancer.

    View full bio for Shinjiro Hirose, M.D.
  • Co-director

    Amelia S. McLennan, M.D.

    Amelia S. McLennan, M.D., is co-director of the Fetal Care and Treatment Center where she performs in-utero fetal procedures along with a team of specialists including pediatric surgery and cardiology. She specializes in maternal fetal medicine, offering care for women with a range of high-risk medical, surgical, and fetal conditions during pregnancy. 

    View full bio for Amelia S. McLennan, M.D.
  • Amy Powne, M.S.N., R.N., P.C.N.S.-B.C.
    Nurse practice manager

    Amy Powne, M.S.N., R.N.

    Amy B Powne, M.S.N., R.N., is nurse practice manager for the Fetal Care and Treatment Center (FCTC), overseeing all the FCTC operations. Powne received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from California State University, Sacramento and began her nursing career as a bedside registered nurse in the UC Davis Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in May 2005. She received her master’s degree in nursing in December 2011 from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and, in November 2016, began formalizing and building the FCTC.

Our specialists

Professor Associate Division Chief, Abdominal Imaging Program Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Specialties
Abdominal Imaging

Co-Chair, Children's Hospital Multidisciplinary Continuous Quality Assurance Committee Surgical Director, Pediatric Heart Center Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Professor of Clinical Surgery

Glassrock Building

Specialties
Surgery - Thoracic
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Cardiothoracic

Director, UC Davis Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Ticon II Building

Specialties
Pediatric Cardiology
Fetal Cardiology
Adult Congenital Cardiology
Congenital Anomalies
Physiology

Director, Fetal Cardiology & Echocardiography Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Glassrock Building

Specialties
Fetal Cardiology
Fetal Echocardiography
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology Advanced Imaging

Medical Director, UC Davis Pediatric Echocardiography Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Glassrock Building

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Cardiology
Echocardiography
Fetal Echocardiography
Fetal Cardiology

Assistant Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Echocardiography
Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-6900

Specialties
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric
Fetal Intervention

Director, UC Davis Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Ticon II Building

Specialties
Pediatric Cardiology
Fetal Cardiology
Adult Congenital Cardiology
Congenital Anomalies
Physiology

Assistant Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology

Chairperson, Department of Surgery Surgeon-in-Chief, UC Davis Children’s Hospital Distinguished Professor and Pearl Stamps Stewart Endowed Chair Founder and Co-Director, Department of Surgery Center for Surgical Bioengineering

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Fetal Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric
Fetal Intervention

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Director, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialties
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Fetal Well-being Assessment and Treatment
Safety and Quality Initiatives
Non-invasive Prenatal Screening

Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery Chief, Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery Director of Pediatric Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California Medical Director of Pediatric Trauma Professor, Department of Surgery

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric
Fetal Intervention

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics

Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology Codirector, UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center Professor of Pediatrics

Glassrock Building

Phone: 916-734-3456

Specialties
Pediatric Cardiology

Medical Director, Pediatric Trauma Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology Professor, Department of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-2222

Specialties
Pediatric Urology

Chair, Department of Pediatrics Pediatrician-in-Chief, UC Davis Children's Hospital Dennis and Nancy Marks Endowed Chair in Pediatrics Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology

Assistant Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

Specialties
Pediatric Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic Surgery

Chief, Division of Neonatology Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Co-Director UC Davis Fetal Care and Treatment Center Assistant Clinical Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-6900

Specialties
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Director, Clinical Skills and Assessment Professor, Division of Clinical Pediatrics

UC Davis Medical Center

Specialties
Pediatric Critical Care

Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Radiology

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Specialties
Radiology
Neuroradiology

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Nurse Practice Manager

UC Davis Medical Center

Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Specialties
Fetal Well-being Assessment and Treatment

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics

Glassrock Building

Specialties
Pediatric Cardiology

Co-Chair, Children's Hospital Multidisciplinary Continuous Quality Assurance Committee Surgical Director, Pediatric Heart Center Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Professor of Clinical Surgery

Glassrock Building

Specialties
Surgery - Thoracic
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Cardiothoracic

NICU Medical Director Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Pediatrics

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Cannery Building

Phone: 916-734-7844

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Fetal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Assistant Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology

Professor Associate Division Chief, Abdominal Imaging Program Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Specialties
Abdominal Imaging

Assistant Clinical Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-6900

Specialties
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Genetics
Genomics

Associate Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Director, Fetal Cardiology & Echocardiography Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Glassrock Building

Specialties
Fetal Cardiology
Fetal Echocardiography
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology Advanced Imaging

Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Pediatrics

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery

Shriners Hospital for Children

Clinic Phone: 916-453-2180
Clinic Fax: 916-453-2373
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Specialties
Surgery - Pediatric

Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Professor, Department of Surgery

Cannery Building

Phone: 916-734-7844

Specialties
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Surgery - Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery - Plastic Surgery
Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive

Medical Director, UC Davis Pediatric Echocardiography Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Glassrock Building

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Cardiology
Echocardiography
Fetal Echocardiography
Fetal Cardiology

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-3588
Phone: 916-734-3588
Phone: 800-482-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Clinical Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-6900

Specialties
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Director, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialties
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Fetal Well-being Assessment and Treatment
Safety and Quality Initiatives
Non-invasive Prenatal Screening

Co-Director UC Davis Fetal Care and Treatment Center Assistant Clinical Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-6900

Specialties
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Assistant Clinical Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-6900

Specialties
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Genetics
Genomics

Assistant Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Assistant Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Chair, Department of Pediatrics Pediatrician-in-Chief, UC Davis Children's Hospital Dennis and Nancy Marks Endowed Chair in Pediatrics Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology

Chief, Division of Neonatology Professor, Department of Pediatrics

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

NICU Medical Director Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Pediatrics

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Assistant Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology

Associate Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Pediatrics

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Neonatology
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-3588
Phone: 916-734-3588
Phone: 800-482-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Radiology

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Specialties
Radiology
Neuroradiology

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Echocardiography
Pediatric Cardiology

Director, UC Davis Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Ticon II Building

Specialties
Pediatric Cardiology
Fetal Cardiology
Adult Congenital Cardiology
Congenital Anomalies
Physiology

Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology Codirector, UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center Professor of Pediatrics

Glassrock Building

Phone: 916-734-3456

Specialties
Pediatric Cardiology

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics

Glassrock Building

Specialties
Pediatric Cardiology

Director, Fetal Cardiology & Echocardiography Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Glassrock Building

Specialties
Fetal Cardiology
Fetal Echocardiography
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology Advanced Imaging

Medical Director, UC Davis Pediatric Echocardiography Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Glassrock Building

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Cardiology
Echocardiography
Fetal Echocardiography
Fetal Cardiology

Director, Clinical Skills and Assessment Professor, Division of Clinical Pediatrics

UC Davis Medical Center

Specialties
Pediatric Critical Care

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Assistant Professor

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2700
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7137

Specialties
Pediatric Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic Surgery

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric
Fetal Intervention

Chairperson, Department of Surgery Surgeon-in-Chief, UC Davis Children’s Hospital Distinguished Professor and Pearl Stamps Stewart Endowed Chair Founder and Co-Director, Department of Surgery Center for Surgical Bioengineering

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Fetal Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric
Fetal Intervention

Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery Chief, Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery Director of Pediatric Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California Medical Director of Pediatric Trauma Professor, Department of Surgery

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric
Fetal Intervention

Medical Director, Pediatric Trauma Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Phone: 800-282-3284

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Pediatric

Nurse Practice Manager

UC Davis Medical Center

Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Specialties
Fetal Well-being Assessment and Treatment

Co-Chair, Children's Hospital Multidisciplinary Continuous Quality Assurance Committee Surgical Director, Pediatric Heart Center Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Professor of Clinical Surgery

Glassrock Building

Specialties
Surgery - Thoracic
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery - Cardiothoracic

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Cannery Building

Phone: 916-734-7844

Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Fetal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery

Shriners Hospital for Children

Clinic Phone: 916-453-2180
Clinic Fax: 916-453-2373
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Specialties
Surgery - Pediatric

Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology Professor, Department of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-2222

Specialties
Pediatric Urology

Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology Professor, Department of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Phone: 916-734-2222

Specialties
Pediatric Urology

Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Professor, Department of Surgery

Cannery Building

Phone: 916-734-7844

Specialties
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Surgery - Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery - Plastic Surgery
Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive
Other team members

Melissa Barbato, fetal care nurse coordinator

Melissa Barbato
Fetal care nurse coordinator

Cassie Brockmeyer, fetal care nurse coordinator

Cassie Brockmeyer
Fetal care nurse coordinator

Amber Lindgren, fetal care nurse coordinator

Amber Lindgren
Fetal care nurse coordinator

Simran Sandhu, fetal care nurse coordinator

Simran Sandhu
Fetal care nurse coordinator

Laila Elizabeth Rhee, M.S., genetic counselor

Laila Rhee, M.S., C.G.C.
Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor


Kathryn Rice, M.S., L.C.G.C.
Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor

Debra Johnson
Ultrasound supervisor

Nia Oliver
Perinatal ultrasound practitioner

Our social workers provide support and information for parents and their families throughout their time and treatment at the Fetal Care Treatment Center.

Lindsay Macias
Clinical social worker

Aerial photo of UC Davis Children's Hospital and Shriners Children's in Sacramento
A partnership for comprehensive care

Nationally recognized spina bifida program

UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Shriners Children’s offer one of the largest and well-known spina bifida programs in the nation. Through this partnership, children and their families have access to renowned physicians and surgeons for the care and management of spinal cord disorders throughout childhood.

UC Davis Health specialties in the spina bifida program include physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric urology, pediatric orthopaedics, fetal surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery.

Getting in touch with us

Contact us or make a referral

Physicians, patients and families can contact the Fetal Care and Treatment Center to find out more about our fetal care services.

Wondering about what types of conditions should be referred to us? View list of conditions to refer.

Referring physicians from other facilities, please use our Fetal Care and Treatment Center Referral form to refer patients and request services.

Download Referral Form

UC Davis Children’s Hospital

4301 X Street, 1st Floor, Suite 1501
Sacramento, CA 95817

The Fetal Care and Treatment Center is located within UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

View map and directions

For consults, diagnostics and referrals

916-794-2229

To send a fax

916-734-4452