Prenatal Genetics Team

Our Team - Prenatal Genetics

Natalie Blagowidow, MD
Medical Director


Dr. Blagowidow received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, NY. Her residency training was in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Blagowidow pursued specialty training as a Fellow in Reproductive Genetics and Human Genetics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and in the Division of Human Genetics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Blagowidow is board-certified in both clinical genetics and clinical cytogenetics.  She is also a Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. Her clinical specialties include assessment of pregnancy by ultrasound including Doppler flow and 3D imaging and by invasive testing including CVS and amniocentesis.

Shama Jari, MD
Reproductive Geneticist, Harvey Institute for Human Genetics

Dr. Jari received her medical degree from The University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI. She completed her residency training in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Following her residency, Dr. Jari undertook specialty training as a Fellow in Medical Genetics in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Magee Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Medical Genetics, and is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Clinical Genetics.  She is also a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as the American Society of Human Genetics and the American College of Medical Genetics. Her clinical interests include prenatal genetic counseling and pregnancy screening. In addition, she specializes in assessment of pregnancy by ultrasound including doppler flow and by invasive testing including CVS and amniocentesis.

Marcia Ferguson, MGC
Genetic Counselor, Prenatal Diagnostic Center and Pediatric Genetics

Ms. Ferguson received a Bachelor's degree in Sociology at Kent State University.  She received her Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.  She previously held a position as the prenatal genetic counselor for area Medstar Hospitals. Ms. Ferguson serves on the Greater Baltimore Cleft Lip and Palate Team.  She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, and is board-certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Amy Kimball
Genetic Counselor, Prenatal Diagnostic Center and Pediatric Genetics

Ms. Kimball received a Bachelor's degree in biology from St. Mary's College of Maryland. She received her Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from Arcadia University.  She has previously held positions as a prenatal genetic counselor at Greater Washington MFM and Genetics, in Rockville, MD.  Ms. Kimball is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and is a clinical advisory board member of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation. She is board-certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

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