Nurses

Clinical Nurse Coordinators

The Fetal Treatment Center's nurse coordinator is integral to your experience at UCSF. She will coordinate your care, beginning with communication with your health care provider. She will coordinate your various appointments with sonography, echocardiology, laboratory testing, and arrange consultations with medical team members. You should feel free to contact our coordinator at any time before surgery or after you leave if you have any concerns.

OB Nurses

Our OB nurses will provide you with expert care throughout your stay. They will help you recover from surgery, provide pain relief, help to monitor your uterus, and oversee the fetus’s well-being.

Operating Room Nurses

Our OR nurses assist the surgeons in the operating room and also may be available to you before surgery to answer any questions you have about the procedure itself. You will see them briefly when you arrive in the operating room the day of the surgery. Our operating room nurse clinical specialist is Cassandra Robertson.

Jody A. Farrell, RN, MS, PNP

Director, Fetal Treatment Center

Ms. Farrell is a Clinical Nurse V for the Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of California San Francisco. She is currently the Director of the Fetal Treatment Center. The Fetal Treatment Center receives hundreds of referrals annually. Ms. Farrell utilizes her many years of neonatal experience to provide referring physicians and patients with information on...

Leanne Duong, NP

Nurse Practitioner
Fetal Heart Center

Ms. Duong, a native of the Bay Area, joined the Fetal Heart Center in 2015.  She spent the last 13 years as a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UCLA. She is a graduate of UCSF, where she earned her MS in Acute Care Pediatrics and Nurse Practitioner license. Her focus on becoming an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner was to develop an expertise in the clinical management of...

Ayanna Fritton, RN

Clinical Coordinator
Fetal Treatment Center

Ms. Fritton joined the Fetal Treatment Center in 2016. She spent the last 14 years as a nurse in the Intensive Care Nursery. The majority of her career has been in the UCSF Intensive Care Nursery, aside from 4 years that she worked as a traveling nurse in several Neonatal Intensive Care Units across the country. Ayanna has a wide range of experience in caring for many types of babies from the...

Kristen Gosnell, RN, MS

Clinical Coordinator
Fetal Treatment Center

Ms. Gosnell is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Purdue University in 1997. Shortly after graduation she began her pediatric nursing career at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Travel nursing brought her to San Francisco in 2003 where she worked as a RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. After finishing her Master’s...

Rachel Perry, RN

Clinical Coordinator
Fetal Treatment Center
Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS)

Ms. Perry is a Clinical Nurse Coordinator at the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center. After receiving her nursing degree in 2004 she began her career in the Intensive Care Nursery at UCSF. She gained expertise in caring for both preterm babies and babies born with birth defects. In 2007 Rachel joined the Fetal Treatment Center as the nurse coordinator and specializes in pregnancies complicated by...

Tamara Ryan, RN

Clinical Coordinator
Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS)
Fetal Treatment Center
Pediatric Surgery

Ms. Ryan, a native Californian, grew up in the Midwest and received her nursing degree at the Columbus Technical Institute in Ohio in 1984 before returning to California. She has been a registered nurse for 19 years, specializing in ICU, CCU, education, and research. She has worked for UCSF since 1989 primarily as a clinical coordinator for several clinical trials. She has a passion for...

Janice Scudmore, MSN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner
Fetal Treatment Center

Ms. Scudmore joined the Fetal Treatment Center team after 8 years of OB/GYN private practice in San Francisco as a Nurse Practitioner. As a Registered Nurse she worked in Adult Transitional Intensive Care Units. The Fetal Team is enhanced by her knowledge of Obstetrics and Adult Intensive Care experience. Janice is from San Francisco. She is a Graduate of San Francisco State University, where...