Clinical Staff

Clinical Coordinators and Staff

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

A UCSF social worker is available to you throughout you and your baby's stay. Our social worker can help you identify ways to cope with the stress of the situation. They will also tour you around the intensive care nursery and other facilities, and help you prepare for what to expect after the baby is born. They can also assist you with lodging arrangements and financial or insurance questions you may have.

Erin Matsuda, DNP, RN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Director, Fetal Treatment Center
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

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
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco and Oakland

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...

Veronica Cardenas-Lawrence, RNC, MSN

Clinical Nurse
Coordinator, FTC San Francisco
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

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...

Erin Corbett, RN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Coordinator, FTC Oakland
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Erin Corbett is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Fetal Treatment Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. She is a graduate of the UCSF School of Nursing, where she received her RN, Master’s Degree, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner license. She worked as an RN in the BCH Oakland Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, then as a Nurse Practitioner with Pediatric Surgery/Trauma. In 2012...

Francesca Perrone, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner, Fetal Treatment Center
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

Francesca Perrone is a Nurse Practitioner at the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center. She received her Bachelors and Masters in Nursing at Columbia University, and completed a subspecialty in Genetics. After working in pediatric and adult primary Care in New York, she moved to San Francisco and spent 4 years at a Reproductive Endocrinology practice. Her passion for maternal health and genetics then...

Rachel Perry, RN

Clinical Nurse
Coordinator, FTC San Francisco
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

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...

Chris Lee

Sonographer
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Chris has been working as a high-risk fetal medicine sonographer for about five years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has certifications in general ultrasound, Ob-Gyn, and fetal echocardiogram from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She is passionate about taking high-quality fetal images and providing excellent patient care. Her hobbies include jogging, indoor rock...

Courtney Tong, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Fetal Treatment Center
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

Courtney Tong is a social worker in the Fetal Treatment Center of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital where she counsels families who face complex pregnancies or whose babies require intensive care after birth. She arranges consultations for parents to meet with a neonatologist to discuss the care newborns may receive and conducts private tours of Labor & Delivery and the Intensive Care...