Michael Zaretsky, MD
Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn-Maternal Fetal Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (1997)
Internship:
  • Baylor University Medical Center Program (1998)
Residency:
  • Baylor University Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2001)
Fellowships:
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Program, Maternal and Fetal Medicine (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Ob/Gyn-Maternal Fetal Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Medical Director, Colorado Fetal Care Center
  • Medical Director, Maternal Fetal Care Unit

Research Interests

Fetal diagnosis, imaging and therapy

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Ob/Gyn
    Maternal Fetal Medicine

Publications

  • Wood CL, Zuk J, Rollins MD, Silveira LJ, Feiner JR, Zaretsky M, Chatterjee D. Anesthesia for Maternal-Fetal Interventions: A Survey of Fetal Therapy Centers in the North American Fetal Therapy Network. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2021;48(5):361-371. PubMed PMID: 33827094
  • Zaretsky M, Brockel M, Derderian SC, Francom C, Wood C. A Graceful EXIT impeded by obstetrical complications. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Feb 5;14(2). PubMed PMID: 33547119
  • Porter AC, Behrendt NJ, Zaretsky MV, Liechty KW, Wood C, Chow F, Galan HL. Continuous local bupivacaine wound infusion reduces oral opioid use for acute postoperative pain control following myelomeningocele repair. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2021 Mar;3(2):100296. PubMed PMID: 33485023
  • Bischoff A, Guimaraes CVA, Mirsky DM, Santos-Jasso KA, Zaretsky MV, Ketzer J, Hall J, Mueller C, de La Torre L, Peña A, Meyers ML. Visualization of the fetal anus by prenatal ultrasound for the diagnosis of anorectal malformations: is it feasible?. Pediatr Surg Int. 2021 Apr;37(4):425-430. PubMed PMID: 33399927
  • Chatterjee D, Arendt KW, Moldenhauer JS, Olutoye OA, Parikh JM, Tran KM, Zaretsky MV, Zhou J, Rollins MD. Anesthesia for Maternal-Fetal Interventions: A Consensus Statement From the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committees on Obstetric and Pediatric Anesthesiology and the North American Fetal Therapy Network. Anesth Analg. 2021 Apr 1;132(4):1164-1173. PubMed PMID: 33048913
  • Dewberry LC, Trecartin A, Galambos C, Hilton SA, Dannull K, Zaretsky MV, Behrendt N, Galan HL, Marwan AI, Liechty KW. A congenital cystic pulmonary airway malformation occurring together with both an extralobar pulmonary sequestration and an esophageal duplication cyst. Clin Case Rep. 2020 Jan;8(1):18-23. PubMed PMID: 31998479
  • Shahi N, Phillips R, Meier M, Grover T, Galan H, Zaretsky M, Meyers M, Kelley P, Marwan AI. Outcomes of Airway Management in Micrognathia and Retrognathia Patients Born at Fetal versus Nonfetal Centers. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2020 Oct 26;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33105131
  • Chatterjee D, Arendt KW, Moldenhauer JS, Olutoye OA, Parikh JM, Tran KM, Zaretsky MV, Zhou J, Rollins MD. Anesthesia for Maternal-Fetal Interventions: A Consensus Statement From the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committees on Obstetric and Pediatric Anesthesiology and the North American Fetal Therapy Network. Anesth Analg. 2020 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33048913
  • Bahtiyar MO, Baschat A, Deprest J, Emery S, Goodnight WH, Johnson A, McCullough L, Moldenhauer JS, Ryan G, Tsao K, Van Mieghem T, Wagner A, Zaretsky M. Fetal interventions in the setting of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: statement from the North American Fetal Therapy Network. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Aug;223(2):281-284. PubMed PMID: 32348742
  • Dewberry LC, Kalia N, Vazquez J, Hilton SA, Zaretsky MV, Behrendt N, Galan HL, Marwan AI, Liechty KW. Determining maternal risk factors for gastroschisis using colorado's birth registry database. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jun;55(6):1002-1005. PubMed PMID: 32173119
  • Dewberry LC, Trecartin A, Galambos C, Hilton SA, Dannull K, Zaretsky MV, Behrendt N, Galan HL, Marwan AI, Liechty KW. A congenital cystic pulmonary airway malformation occurring together with both an extralobar pulmonary sequestration and an esophageal duplication cyst. Clin Case Rep. 2020 Jan;8(1):18-23. PubMed PMID: 31998479
  • Abbasi N, Cortes MS, Ruano R, Johnson A, Morgan T, Coleman B, Baschat A, Zaretsky M, Lim FY, Bulas D, Benachi A, Ryan G. Variability in antenatal prognostication of fetal diaphragmatic hernia across the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet). Prenat Diagn. 2020 Feb;40(3):342-350. PubMed PMID: 31600412
  • Dewberry LC, Hilton SA, Zaretsky MV, Behrendt N, Galan HL, Marwan AI, Liechty KW. Examination of Prenatal Sonographic Findings: Intra-Abdominal Bowel Dilation Predicts Poor Gastroschisis Outcomes. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2020;47(3):245-250. PubMed PMID: 31454815
  • Abbasi N, Cortes MS, Ruano R, Johnson A, Morgan T, Coleman B, Baschat A, Zaretsky M, Lim FY, Bulas D, Benachi A, Ryan G. Variability in antenatal prognostication of fetal diaphragmatic hernia across the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet). Prenat Diagn. 2019 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31600412
  • Dewberry LC, Hilton SA, Zaretsky MV, Behrendt N, Galan HL, Marwan AI, Liechty KW. Examination of Prenatal Sonographic Findings: Intra-Abdominal Bowel Dilation Predicts Poor Gastroschisis Outcomes. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2019 Aug 27;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31454815
  • Marwan AI, Zaretsky M, Feltis B. Complex multigestational anomalies. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2019 Aug;28(4):150825. PubMed PMID: 31451170
  • Hobbins JC, Gumina DL, Zaretsky MV, Driver C, Wilcox A, DeVore GR. Size and shape of the four-chamber view of the fetal heart in fetuses with an estimated fetal weight less than the tenth centile. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Nov;221(5):495.e1-495.e9. PubMed PMID: 31207236
  • Zaretsky MV, Rodriguez Riesco LG, Pan Z, Galan HL. Comparison of obstetrical outcomes in patients undergoing cerclage with or without amniocentesis. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 Jun 10;:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31177883
  • Hilton SA, Hodges MM, Dewberry LC, Handler M, Galan HL, Zaretsky MV, Behrendt N, Marwan AI, Liechty KW. MOMS Plus: Single-Institution Review of Outcomes for Extended BMI Criteria for Open Fetal Repair of Myelomeningocele. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2019;46(6):411-414. PubMed PMID: 31048584
  • Goodnight WH, Bahtiyar O, Bennett KA, Emery SP, Lillegard JB, Fisher A, Goldstein R, Jatres J, Lim FY, McCullough L, Moehrlen U, Moldenhauer JS, Moon-Grady AJ, Ruano R, Skupski DW, Thom E, Treadwell MC, Tsao K, Wagner AJ, Waqar LN, Zaretsky M. Subsequent pregnancy outcomes after open maternal-fetal surgery for myelomeningocele. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 May;220(5):494.e1-494.e7. PubMed PMID: 30885769
  • Zaretsky M, Wood C, Nivens T, McLaughlin G, Zuk J, Pan Z, Chow F. Continuous local bupivacaine wound infusion with neuraxial morphine reduces opioid consumption after cesarean delivery. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 Dec;32(23):3895-3902. PubMed PMID: 29848107
  • Howley LW, Chatterjee D, Patel SS, Cuneo BF, Crombleholme TM, Behrendt N, Zaretsky MV, Marwan AI, Zuk J, Galan HL, Wood C. Indomethacin Dosing and Constriction of the Ductus Arteriosus During Open Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele Repair. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2019;45(5):339-344. PubMed PMID: 30157479
  • Zaretsky MV, Tong S, Lagueux M, Lim FY, Khalek N, Emery SP, Davis S, Moon-Grady AJ, Drennan K, Treadwell MC, Petersen E, Santiago-Munoz P, Brown R, for the North American Fetal Therapy Network. North American Fetal Therapy Network: Indications for delivery following laser ablation for twin-twin transfusion syndrome. AJOG MFM
  • Neistadt B, Carrubba A, Zaretksy MV. Natural killer/T-cell lymphoma and secondary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in pregnancy. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Sep 15;2018. PubMed PMID: 30219776
  • Howley LW, Chatterjee D, Patel SS, Cuneo BF, Crombleholme TM, Behrendt N, Zaretsky MV, Marwan AI, Zuk J, Galan HL, Wood C. Indomethacin Dosing and Constriction of the Ductus Arteriosus During Open Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele Repair. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018 Aug 29;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30157479
  • Zaretsky M, Wood C, Nivens T, McLaughlin G, Zuk J, Pan Z, Chow F. Continuous local bupivacaine wound infusion with neuraxial morphine reduces opioid consumption after cesarean delivery. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018 May 30;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29848107
  • Zaretsky MV, Liechty KW, Galan HL, Behrendt NJ, Reeves S, Marwan AI, Wilkinson C, Handler M, Lagueux M, Crombleholme TM. Modified Hysterotomy Closure Technique for Open Fetal Surgery. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018;44(2):105-111. PubMed PMID: 28873371
  • DeVore GR, Zaretsky M, Gumina DL, Hobbins JC. Right and left ventricular 24-segment sphericity index is abnormal in small-for-gestational-age fetuses. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Aug;52(2):243-249. PubMed PMID: 28745414
  • Johnson MP, Danzer E, Koh J, Polzin W, Harman C, O'Shaughnessy R, Brown R, Zaretsky MV. Natural History of Fetal Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction with Normal Amniotic Fluid Volume at Initial Diagnosis. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018;44(1):10-17. PubMed PMID: 28700992
  • Behrendt N, Zaretsky MV, West NA, Galan HL, Crombleholme TM, Meyers ML. Ultrasound versus MRI: is there a difference in measurements of the fetal lateral ventricles?. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Feb;30(3):298-301. PubMed PMID: 27092972
  • Zaretsky MV, Liechty KW, Galan HL, Behrendt NJ, Reeves S, Marwan AI, Wilkinson C, Handler M, Lagueux M, Crombleholme TM. Modified Hysterotomy Closure Technique for Open Fetal Surgery. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28873371
  • Johnson MP, Danzer E, Koh J, Polzin W, Harman C, O'Shaughnessy R, Brown R, Zaretsky MV. Natural History of Fetal Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction with Normal Amniotic Fluid Volume at Initial Diagnosis. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28700992
  • Zaretsky MV, Manchester DK, Galan HL, Behrendt NJ, Marwan AI, Liechty KW, Crombleholme TM. Case report of myometrial window following fetoscopic treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome: indications of underlying collagen vascular disease?. Clin Case Rep. 2017 Jun;5(6):975-979. PubMed PMID: 28588850
  • Behrendt N, Zaretsky MV, West NA, Galan HL, Crombleholme TM, Meyers ML. Ultrasound versus MRI: is there a difference in measurements of the fetal lateral ventricles?. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Feb;30(3):298-301. PubMed PMID: 27092972
  • DeVore GR, Zaretsky M, Gumina DL, Hobbins JC. Abnormal Cardiovascular 24-Segment Sphericity Index of the Right and Left Ventricles in Fetuses with Growth Restriction. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jul 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28745414
  • Zaretsky MV, Manchester DK, Galan HL, Behrendt NJ, Marwan AI, Liechty KW, Crombleholme TM. Case report of myometrial window following fetoscopic treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome: indications of underlying collagen vascular disease?. Clin Case Rep. 2017 Jun;5(6):975-979. PubMed PMID: 28588850
  • Behrendt N, Zaretsky MV, West NA, Galan HL, Crombleholme TM, Meyers ML. Ultrasound versus MRI: is there a difference in measurements of the fetal lateral ventricles?. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Feb;30(3):298-301. PubMed PMID: 27092972
  • Euser AG, Meyers ML, Zaretsky MV, Crombleholme TM. Comparison of congenital pulmonary airway malformation volume ratios calculated by ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Oct;29(19):3172-7. PubMed PMID: 26607147
  • Howley L, Wood C, Patel SS, Zaretsky MV, Crombleholme T, Cuneo B. Flow Patterns in the Ductus Arteriosus during Open Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair. Prenat Diagn. 2015 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25663164
  • Euser AG, Meyers ML, Zaretsky MV, Crombleholme TM. Comparison of congenital pulmonary airway malformation volume ratios calculated by ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Dec 23;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26607147
  • Howley L, Wood C, Patel SS, Zaretsky MV, Crombleholme T, Cuneo B. Flow patterns in the ductus arteriosus during open fetal myelomeningocele repair. Prenat Diagn. 2015 Jun;35(6):564-70. PubMed PMID: 25663164
  • Zaretsky MV, Somme S, Crombleholme TM. Role of adjunctive medical therapy in the fetoscopic surgical treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Am J Perinatol. 2014 Sep;31 Suppl 1:S39-46. PubMed PMID: 25077476
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Professional Memberships

  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Associate
  • American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow
  • North American Fetal Therapy Network, Steering Committee Chair, Executive Committtee

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Fetal Care Center
13123 E 16th Ave, B735
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-4463

UCHealth Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, 3rd Fl
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1060

Rocky Mountain Perinatology
1107 S Lemay Ave
Suite 410
Fort Collins, CO 80524
303-315-6100

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Board Certification (2007)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Maternal and Fetal Health
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Prenatal Testing
Clinical Interests
My expertise is in fetal therapy and coordination of the continuum of care from fetal life through pediatrics.

Care Philosophy
My goal is to be innovative within the field of fetal diagnosis and therapy while providing the most compassionate and expert clinical care. I am privileged to work with a large team of specialists with the goal of obtaining the best outcome for both mother and child whether it is before, during, or after delivery.

Public Speaking
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General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (1997)
Internships:
  • Baylor University Medical Center Program (1998)
Residency Programs:
  • Baylor University Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2001)
Fellowships:
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Program, Maternal and Fetal Medicine (2004)
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Languages: English
Department: Ob/Gyn-Maternal Fetal Medicine
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Campus Box C290
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