Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women acquires Austin Perinatal Associates expanding maternal-fetal medicine footprint to Central Texas


Boram Kim


Texas Children’s Physician Group announced on Friday that it has completed the acquisition of Austin Perinatal Associates, a well-known private maternal-fetal medicine practice based in Austin.


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Located at 6500 North Mopac Expressway, the facility is the ninth community maternal-fetal medicine clinic operated by the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women and the first to offer women’s services in Central Texas – bringing the hospital’s well-known, top tier women’s health care closer to patients in this growing region of the state.

The announcement comes a decade after the expansion of Texas Children’s Hospital into obstetrics and gynecological care, with a special focus on high-risk pregnancies, fetal surgery, and multiple births. Additional growth in the area includes a new freestanding, top tier children and women’s hospital in North Austin that will top off in mid-May. Texas Children’s Hospital Austin is set to open Q1 2024.

The clinic, founded by Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. David L. Berry, has served as a convenient location for patients to receive a full array of care, including ultrasounds, genetics services, antenatal testing, and diabetes and hypertension management since 1997. Patients will now have access to clinical support with specialty programs at Texas Children’s, including the Texas Children’s Hospital Fetal Center, The Women’s Place, and nutritional counseling.


“Texas Children’s continues to expand from Houston into the Austin area to bring Central Texans the same personalized, family-centered, high-quality medical care and services they’ve provided since 1954,” said Berry. “With more than 60 years of newborn care experience, over 6,000 births a year, and maternal-fetal medicine offices throughout the Houston area, I’m excited to be a part of their expansion efforts into Austin.”


Berry is a fourth generation physician who returned to his hometown following his residency and post-graduate fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine to launch Austin Perinatal Associates in order to meet the medical needs of women experiencing high-risk pregnancies. His expertise includes prenatal diagnosis, invasive fetal diagnostics and therapeutics, infectious disease, cancer in pregnancy, and critical care obstetrics.


“We are proud to announce the growth of our world-class, specialized care for mothers and babies in the Austin community and excited to welcome Dr. Berry to our team,” said Dr. Michael Belfort, OB/GYN-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women and Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. “Our maternal-fetal medicine physicians at Texas Children’s Fetal Center are known worldwide for their expert care for high-risk pregnancies, and this clinic allows for a seamless connection to our Fetal Center – one of the nation’s leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities in unborn and newborn infants.”


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This press release was provided by Texas Children’s Hospital.