Dr. Adré J. du Plessis, M.B.Ch.B., is a full-time attending in fetal neurology, as well as the Director of the Fetal Medicine Institute, Division Chief of Fetal and Transitional Medicine, and Director of the Fetal Brain Program at Children's National Health System. In addition, Dr. du Plessis is a Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at George Washington University School of Medicine.
He is a leading international expert in the normal and abnormal development of the brain, as well as the mechanisms of injury to the immature brain. Under his leadership, the Fetal Medicine Institute provides individualized and specialized care to patients during and after the baby’s birth.
Dr. du Plessis specializes in fetal neurology, particularly fetal brain developmental anomalies and the advanced fetal imaging that is used to diagnose these conditions in early pregnancy. His career-long research focus has been on the nervous system of the fetus and newborn, the hazards and mechanisms of injury, and the potential prevention of insult to the brain.