Our Team



Tippi MacKenzie, MD

Dr. Tippi MacKenzie is Professor of Surgery at the UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery and the Fetal Treatment Center. Dr. MacKenzie obtained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Harvard, then came to the Bay Area for medical school at Stanford. She did her surgical residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. During this time, she took three years to do research on fetal surgery and in utero stem cell transplantation at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Following residency, she returned to CHOP for her clinical pediatric surgery fellowship.

The focus of Dr. MacKenzie's work is to improve our understanding of the biology of birth defects so that we can design more effective medical or surgical treatments. 

Mary Norton, MD

Dr. Mary Norton is a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist as well as a clinical geneticist. She specializes in the care of women at high risk for having a baby with a birth defect or genetic disorder. She oversees the prenatal diagnosis program at UCSF, and is an expert in high-risk obstetrical ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis procedures such as amniocentesis and CVS. Her research interests include the use of new genetic technologies for fetal testing, and she is a national expert in the use of cell free DNA testing. She also has a particular interest in patient attitudes and preferences regarding prenatal testing.


Steering Committee

Susan Fisher

Susan Fisher, PhD. Director, Human Embryonic Stem Cell Program. Faculty Director, Sandler-Moore Mass Spectrometry Core Faculty; Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences.

Renata Gallagher

Renata Gallagher, MD, PhD.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics & Director of Biochemical Genetics, UCSF.

Roberta Keller

Roberta Keller, MD.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics & Medical Director, Neonatal ECMO Program.

Miriam Kupperman

Miriam Kuppermann PhD.
Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. Director of the Program in Clinical Perinatal and Comparative Effectiveness Research, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Larry Rand

Larry Rand, MD.
Principal Investigator and co-Director, Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi); Director of Perinatal Services, UCSF Fetal Treatment Center.

Stephan Sanders

Stephan Sanders, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry.


Advisory Committee

Nancy Adler

Nancy Adler, PhD.
Professor & Director of the UCSF Center for Health and Community.

Nancy Ascher

Nancy Ascher, MD.
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, Isis Distinguished Professor in Transplantation, Leon Goldman, MD Distinguished Professor in Surgery.

Jody Farrell

Jody Farrell, RN, MS, PNP.
Director of the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center.

Linda Guidice

Linda Giudice, MD, PhD.
Professor and Chair of the UCSF department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.

Barbara Koenig

Barbara Koenig, PhD.
Professor of Medical Anthropology & Bioethics, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Institute for Health & Aging, UCSF.

Bert Lubin

Bertram Lubin, MD.
President & Chief Executive Officer of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland.

Amy Murtha, MD

Amy Murtha, MD.
Chair of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.

Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD
Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD.
Serves as the first Chief Genomics Officer (CGO) of UCSF Health.

Andrea Ronzani

Andrea Ronzani
Patient advocate.

David Rowitch

David Rowitch, MD, PhD.
Professor of Pediatrics and Neurological Surgery, Chief of Neonatology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.

Jonathan Sebat

Jonathan Sebat, PhD.
Chief, Beyster Center for Molecular Genomics of Neuropsychiatric Diseases & Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UCSD.

Julie Sosa, MD
Julie Sosa, MD. 
Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery.