Dr. Adré J. du Plessis, M.B.Ch.B., is a full-time attending in prenatal neurology, as well as the Director of the Prenatal Pediatrics Institute, Division Chief of Prenatal and Transitional Pediatrics, and Director of the Prenatal Brain Program at Children's National Hospital. 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 Prenatal Pediatrics Institute provides individualized and specialized care to patients during and after the baby’s birth.
Dr. du Plessis specializes in prenatal 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.