About our practice


We are a group of Doctors and Professionals providing sensitive, non-intrusive managed care during high risk pregnancies. Innovation is the cornerstone of what we do and we strive to be on the cutting edge of technology in order to provide those answers.

The Prenatal Diagnosis Center affiliated with Martha Jefferson Hospital provides medical care for complicated pregnancies. Patients are seen for consultation and care only with referral from their primary obstetrical care provider.

Our Physicians are trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the subspecialty of Maternal and Fetal Medicine.

What we do


We offer sensitive managed care for high risk pregnancies. The Prenatal Diagnosis Center offers the earliest screening available for Down Syndrome and other abnormalities in an unborn baby.

  • Specializing in High Risk Preganancy
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Early screening for abnormalities

Examples of problems seen include maternal medical disorders antedating pregnancy, prior and recurrent pregnancy loss, identified risk of fetal birth defect, development of a complication during pregnancy and ultrasound identification of a fetal anatomic abnormality.

Genetic Counseling


Genetic counseling is the process of providing individuals and families with information on the nature, inheritance and implications of genetic disorders to help them make informed medical and personal decisions.

Genetic counselors are trained in clinical genetics and counseling and have extensive experience in providing information regarding various genetic disorders.  Also, they are trained in assisting with the care of individuals carrying a pregnancy affected by a birth defect as well as those at risk of a having a pregnancy with a birth defect or genetic disorder.


Siva Thiagarajah , MD
Medical Director of PDC
Fotini Vavelidis, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
>>Our Staff

What We Do

High Risk pregnancy management

Genetic Counseling
Early screening for abnormalities


Appointments: 434-220- 8620
Fax: 434-220-8625

600 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Suite 190
Charlottesville, VA 22911