Dr. Jennifer E. Ballard, MD

Dr. Jennifer E. Ballard, MD

Dr. Jennifer E. Ballard, MD

Languages: English, French, Spanish
Fax: 202-877-8695

Contact this Provider:

  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal obstetrical screening
  • abnormal umbilical artery doppler
  • advanced maternal age
  • bronchopulmonary sequestration
  • cancer during pregnancy
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Procedures I Perform
  • amniocentesis
  • cervical cerclage
  • cervical length assessment
  • chorionic villus sampling
  • fetal echocardiograms
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About the Provider

Jennifer Ballard, MD, FACOG
Director, Perinatal Center, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Treating Two Patients: Care for Complex Pregnancies
Jennifer Ballard, MD, FACOG, is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a subspecialty certification in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She completed her medical degree at the University of Michigan, followed by residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Minnesota and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island/Brown University.

Dr. Ballard provides prenatal evaluation and care in partnership with referring physicians. Her special areas of interest include: Maternal-fetal medicine counseling and complex pregnancy management:

  • Maternal disease affecting pregnancy, including diabetes, hypertension, autoimmune or renal disease
  • Prior pregnancy complications, including preterm birth or pregnancy loss
  • HIV and other infectious diseases
  • Multi-fetal pregnancy
  • Fetal diagnosis and monitoring
  • Centering in Pregnancy: A special version of Centering care (group prenatal care) providing women with moderate risk conditions the opportunity for small group instruction and birth preparation

Philosophy of Care:

"I believe in a holistic approach to each patient's care, blending advanced imaging and testing techniques with patient education. I like to incorporate each family's unique situation into decision making. Together, we can find the best treatment for both mother and baby. I enjoy partnering with highly talented providers in other areas of expertise to provide the most complex cases with the highest level of care."

  • Fellowship Program: Woman and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (2007)
  • Residency Program: University of Minnesota (2004)
  • Medical School: University of Michigan School of Medicine (2000)

Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Ground Fl
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-7101
    Fax: 202-877-6396

  • 106 Irving Street Northwest
    Perinatal Center Ste 108 South Tower
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-6093
    Fax: 202-877-8695