Specialized care for expectant mothers and their babies
The Mercy Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians are specially trained to diagnose, treat and provide ongoing care for expectant mothers who may be at high risk for special health problems.
Drs. Perni and Jean-Pierre are backed by the broadest range of subspecialty care available in the city of Toledo. Mercy Children's Hospital is the only hospital in the area to provide interventional cardiac catheterizations and cardiac surgery, in conjunction with the University of Michigan. St. V’s Children’s also has the only pediatric nephrologist in the city and has a Level III, (the highest level of accreditation possible) Regional Perinatal Unit.
Meet our MFM specialists:
Sriram Perni, M.D., FACOG
Dr. Perni is the Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He completed a combined BS/MD program at the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine program in Rootstown. He followed that with an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and an OB/GYN residency at The Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His training culminated in a Maternal-Fetal Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Dr. Perni has authored more than 35 peer-reviewed journal articles as well as numerous book chapters and is a regular presenter at many national conferences.
Dr. Perni is board certified in OB/GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is certified for nuchal translucency quality assurance by the Fetal Medicine Foundation. He is certified in both nuchal translucency measurement and assessment of the fetal nasal bone. He is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine.
Claudel Jean-Pierre, M.D., FACOG
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, Dr. Jean-Pierre pursued graduate studies at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, before completing his medical doctorate at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. His training continued through a residency in OB/GYN at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, both in New York.
Dr. Jean-Pierre is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is board eligible in Maternal-Fetal Medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and an associate fellow of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Jean-Pierre is the Director of Inpatient Obstetrics at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.