Christina Herrera, MD, MSCI, is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist specializing in maternal fetal medicine with the Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine. In addition to her dedication to providing the best care for high-risk mothers and babies, she has a special interest in medical education and research.
High-Risk Pregnancy Diagnosis
Dr. Herrera understands a high-risk pregnancy diagnosis can be stressful for mothers and their families, and she develops a personalized care plan for mother and baby in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Services for high-risk pregnancies include:
- Genetic counseling
- Prenatal testing
- Diabetic and nutritional counseling
- Patient and family counseling
- Neonatal intensive care
- Morbidly adherent placenta (MAP) program
- Treating medically-complex pregnancies
Using the latest technology in diagnostics and testing combined with research-backed best practices, Dr. Herrera and the staff of the Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine treat patients with wide range of medically-complex pregnancy conditions such as:
- Abnormal genetic screening
- Advanced maternal age
- Autoimmune disease
- Cardiac conditions (for mom and baby)
- Gestational diabetes
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Multiple gestations
- Placenta accreta
- Previous pregnancy complications
- Renal disease
- Seizure disorder
Dr. Herrera’s Training
Dr. Herrera earned her medical degree from the Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee followed by a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. She concluded her postdoctoral training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City where, in addition to a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine, she received a Master of Science degree in clinical investigation (MSCI).
About Dr. Herrera
Dr. Herrera is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in maternal fetal medicine. Her professional memberships include the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and American Medical Association. She is a member of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine education committee.
Dr. Herrera is dedicated to patient care, medical education, and research. She is a member of the education committee for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) PROLOG Obstetrics task force. She is an author and peer reviewer for UpToDate - an electronic clinical resource tool for patients and providers.
As an undergraduate at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Dr. Herrera received a full scholarship through the Florida Bright Futures Program and graduated cum laude. Her academic achievement continued during medical school at Florida State University where she graduated in the top 10 percent of her class and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
During her residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, she served as administrative chief resident. Throughout her education and career, she has received multiple awards, held many leadership roles, and been a frequent author and presenter.