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.

Erin Matsuda, DNP, RN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Director, Fetal Treatment Center

Erin Matsuda directs the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center, which cares for patients with birth defects. She focuses on the center's operations and workflow to ensure patients have access to the clinic and receive services in a timely manner.

Matsuda's research focuses on identifying patient care provided by nurse practitioners and assessing this contribution for payments systems based on...

Janice Scudmore, MSN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner
Manager, 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...

Kristen Gosnell, RN, MSN

Clinical Nurse
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 Nurse 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...

Jackie Shadmand, RN

Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Fetal Treatment Center

Jackie Shadmand began her career as a Labor and Delivery RN in 2006 in northern VA after obtaining her BSN degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  She later began working as an RN in neonatal ICU’s in Virginia and South Carolina then moved to San Francisco in 2012 to begin working in the Intensive Care Nursery at UCSF.  There she specialized in the care of infants who were born...

Veronica Cardenas-Lawrence, RNC, MSN

Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Fetal Treatment Center

Veronica Cardenas-Lawrence began her nursing care in 2008 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University. She received her Master's degree in Nursing Case Management while working as a clinical nurse in the Intensive Care Nursery. There she specialized in the care of infants who were born with a variety of congenital disease, prematurity and neurologic injury. She has also worked as an...

Alice Parker, RN, MS, CPNP-AC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Heart Center

Alice Parker is a nurse practitioner with Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. She completed her bachelor's degree in nursing at California State University's School of Nursing in Hayward, Calif. She earned her Master of Science at the UCSF School of Nursing, where she trained as an acute care pediatric nurse...