Maternal Fetal Medicine

Maternal Fetal Medicine

St. Joseph’s Health is proud to have a Maternal-Fetal Medicine program to ensure the best possible prenatal care for high risk pregnancies. 

The service is staffed by physicians from Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. The Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists see patients twice per week at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital for ultrasounds and consultations. The physicians co-manage high risk patients with their primary prenatal care provider, whether it be a physician or midwife.  

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine office is located on the fifth floor, adjacent to Labor & Delivery and the Mother/Baby unit. 

Call (315) 448-5515 for an appointment. 

Complex pregnancy care consultation: 

Maternal medical comorbidities:
  • Cardiac disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Others
Fetal concerns:
  • Abnormal fetal growth
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Family history of genetic or metabolic diseases
  • More… 
Obstetric complications:
  • Preterm labor
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Cervical insufficiency
Reproductive genetics:  
  • Prenatal screening including Cell free DNA test.
  • Prenatal diagnostic procedures e.g. Amniocentesis and Chorionic villous sampling
  • Virtual Genetic counselling service through University of Rochester
  • Routine and Targeted anatomic (Level II) fetal surveys
  • Fetal echocardiogram
  • Twin-Twin Transfusion surveillance
  • Higher order multiple gestations
  • Fetal umbilical artery and middle cerebral artery evaluation
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Amniocentesis
  • Biophysical profile
  • Sonographer certified in obstetrics, fetal echocardiogram and nuchal translucency

Eva Pressman, MD 
Dr. Pressman is currently The Henry A. Thiede Professor and Chair of The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Rochester. She formerly served as Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Director of the MFM Fellowship training program. She completed her undergraduate training at Brown University and received her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Pressman did her residency training in OB/GYN as well as a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Before coming to Rochester in 1999, Dr. Pressman was an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins from 1994-1999, where she was also Associate Director of the Ob/Gyn Residency Program, Director of the Fetal Assessment Center, and of the High Risk Obstetrical Clinic. Dr. Pressman is Board Certified in Ob/Gyn and in Maternal Fetal Medicine.


Neil Seligman, MD 
Dr. Neil Seligman is an assistant professor in the division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. He received his MD degree at Upstate Medical University and then performed both his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency and his fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. While in fellowship, Dr. Seligman also earned a master’s degree in human investigation. Dr. Seligman provides outpatient ultrasound, amniocentesis, and maternal fetal medicine consultations at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital.


Ahmed I. Ahmed, MD 
Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Ahmed is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine and reproductive genetics at the university of Rochester, Rochester, NY. He graduated top of class with honor at Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt. He obtained his MSc degree in reproductive science at the same university. Dr. Ahmed did his OBGYN residency training at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. He also finished a combined maternal fetal medicine/medical genetics and genomics fellowship at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Dr. Ahmed provides fetal ultrasound, amniocentesis, complex maternal and fetal care consultations as well as reproductive genetic consultations at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital.