Helain Jody Landy, MD| Maternal And Fetal Medicine | MedStar Health

Helain Jody Landy, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (143 reviews)

Specialities: Maternal And Fetal Medicine

Languages: English

(877) 544-7752

About me

Dr. Landy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and has been caring for mothers and their babies for well over thirty years. Her practice focuses primarily on high risk conditions of both mother and baby.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Landy earned her medical degree from Northwestern University, completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital and fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center. Her professional career has centered in Washington, D.C., with the exception of a period of service on the faculty of the University of Miami–Jackson Memorial Medical. A member of the Georgetown University Medical Center faculty since 1997, Dr. Landy was appointed chair in 2003, becoming the first female clinical chair at Georgetown.

Dr. Landy's practice concentrates on high risk pregnancies, including multiple gestations, pregnancy loss, medical complications of pregnancy and obstetric ultrasound. As the Division Director for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Associate Director for the MFM Fellowship Program, she is actively engaged in both teaching and research. A frequent speaker at both national and international meetings, Dr. Landy is also a published author in peer-reviewed journals and academic treatises. Her demonstrated commitment to academic and practice excellence is evidenced by her twenty years of continuous service as an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Landy brings both clinical excellence and personal empathy to her patients. The opportunity to share important and intimate dimensions of her own reproductive experience is profoundly meaningful for her, enabling her to deepen the connections she shares with her patients. The academic environment she fosters is consistent with Georgetown's credo of cura personalis, and affords her the opportunity to educate and mentor future generations of physicians.

Personally, Dr. Landy lives with her husband, a tax attorney; they have two young adult children who are making their own way in the world.  She has played piano since the age of 6 and enjoys reading, hiking, and Broadway musicals.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abnormal Nuchal Translucency
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling
  • Fetal Growth Restriction
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • History Of Preterm Birth
  • Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  • Placenta Previa
  • Preeclampsia
  • Twins
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Nuchal Translucency
  • Abnormal Obstetrical Screening
  • Abnormal Pregnancy
  • Abnormal Umbilical Artery Doppler
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Anemia Of Pregnancy
  • Arrhythmias During Pregnancy
  • Bladder Exstrophy
  • Bleeding During Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cervical Funneling
  • Cervical Incompetence
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Cholestasis Of Pregnancy
  • Chorioangioma
  • Congenital Fetal Anomalies
  • Cystic Fibrosis Gene Carrier
  • Family History Of Birth Defects
  • Family History Of Chromosomal Anomalies
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Fetal Anomalies
  • Fetal Arrhythmia
  • Fetal Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
  • Fetal Congenital Heart Disease
  • Fetal Growth Restriction
  • Fetal Infection
  • Fetal Isoimmunization
  • Fetal Pleural Effusions
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gynecologic Infections In Pregnancy
  • Hellp Syndrome
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • History Of Preterm Birth
  • History Of Severe Preeclampsia
  • HIV In Pregnancy
  • Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction Fetus
  • Large For Gestational Age
  • Liver Disease In Pregnancy
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Maternal Autoimmune Disease
  • Maternal Cardiac Disease
  • Maternal Collagen Vascular Disorder
  • Maternal Fibroids
  • Maternal Hematologic Disorders
  • Maternal Hypertension
  • Maternal Infection
  • Maternal Lupus
  • Maternal Neurologic Disorders
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Maternal Renal Disease
  • Maternal Respiratory Disease
  • Maternal Seizures
  • Maternal Substance Abuse
  • Maternal Thrombophilia
  • Maternal Thyroid Disorders
  • Maternal Valvular Disease
  • Medical Complications In Pregnancy
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Oligohydramnios
  • Pelvic Malignancy During Pregnancy
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Personal History Of Stillbirth
  • Placenta Accreta
  • Placenta Percreta
  • Placenta Previa
  • Placental Abruption
  • Placental Disorders
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy With Ibd
  • Premature Birth
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Prenatal Hydronephrosis
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules And Plaques Of Pregancy (PUPP)
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Red Cell Alloimmunization
  • Renal Disease And Pregnancy
  • Rh Incompatibility
  • Severe Preeclampsia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Pregnancy
  • Shortened Cervix
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Stillbirth
  • Teratogen Exposure
  • Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion
  • Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome
  • Twins
  • Uterine Anomaly With Pregnancy
  • Vasa Previa
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Procedures I perform

  • Amniocentesis
  • Biophysical Profile Testing
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • Cervical Length Assessment
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling
  • Contraction Stress Testing
  • Dialysis During Pregnancy
  • Fetal Doppler Studies
  • Fetal Echocardiograms
  • Fetal Non Stress Testing
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Maternal Anticoagulation
  • Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Prenatal Genetic Counseling
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Prenatal Ultrasound Scan
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Zika Virus Testing
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Floor 3
Washington, DC, 20007


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MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus



Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Fellowship Program: George Washington University Hospital (1988)

Residency Program: Pennsylvania Hospital (1986)

Internship Program: Pennsylvania Hospital (1983)

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1982)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Dec 7, 2021

    Dr. Landy took time to go over my history with me, but also to meet me where I was at and help me understand and be more comfortable with my complications. I did not feel rushed to just accept what she said, or ashamed for being worried when she wasn't, but instead was reassured. In talking about changes she maybe would have made in my care, she was very open and explained why.

  • Jul 15, 2021

    Dr. Landy was very down to earth and made me feel very comfortable. She was knowledgeable, patient and funny at the same time. She made the visit easy and enlightening.

  • Nov 11, 2019

    She listened to my concern about my sono and sent me for more testing which ended in my induction.