AHN Names Ramaeker Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine
PITTSBURGH – Allegheny Health Network has announced the appointment of Devon M. Ramaeker, MD, to division chief of maternal fetal medicine (MFM) within AHN Women’s Institute.
Ramaeker will direct all MFM services across AHN, leading day-to-day operations and facilitating clinical research efforts that bring innovative, state-of-the-art care to high-risk obstetric patients. She will also continue to see patients as a practicing physician with Allegheny Perinatal Associates out of AHN Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion, AHN Jefferson and West Penn hospitals.
Ramaeker joined AHN in 2022, having previously served as the medical director of MFM at St. Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, Missouri.
MFM physicians have advanced training in diagnosing and treating complex pregnancies that involve chronic health or genetic conditions, fetal abnormalities and/or any unforeseen complication to the patient or fetus. Chronic health conditions that can increase a patient’s risk profile when pregnant include diabetes, obesity, kidney disease or cardiovascular disease, among others.
Throughout her career, Ramaeker has advanced an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to managing the complex health needs of this patient population. In close collaboration with the AHN Cardiovascular Institute, she recently helped to establish the AHN Cardio-Obstetrics clinic to care for patients diagnosed with cardiovascular disease who are pregnant, trying to conceive, or in the postpartum period.
Ramaeker earned her medical degree from Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota and completed her residency and fellowship in MFM at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She succeeds Ron Thomas, MD, former division chief of MFM. Thomas recently retired after dedicating more than three decades in the service of his patients and their families.
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