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Timothy M. Crombleholme, MD

Director, Fetal Care Center

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Practice Name Connecticut Children’s Specialty Group

Meet Timothy M. Crombleholme, MD


BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1980
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1984

Surgery, University of California – San Francisco, 1984-1991

Fetal Surgery, University of California – San Francisco, 1987-1989
Pediatric Surgery, Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, Tufts Medical Center, 1991-1993

Board Certifications

  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Special Qualification in Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Faculty Appointment

    Professor of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Timothy M. Crombleholme, MD, FACS, FAAP, is Director of the Fetal Care Center at Connecticut Children’s and a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery. Dr Crombleholme’s clinical interests include open and fetoscopic surgery with a focus on congenital diaphragmatic hernia, myelomeningocele, twin-twin transfusion syndrome, and congenital pulmonary airway malformations among many others. Dr. Crombleholme has an active research laboratory focused on placental gene transfer to correct fetal growth restriction. In his free time, he enjoys reading and writing and time with his family.

    Selected Publications

    • Adzick NS, Crombleholme TM, Morgan MA, Quinn TM: A rapidly growing fetal teratoma. Lancet 349: 538, 1997

    • Crombleholme TM, Coleman B, Hedrick H, Liechty K, Howell L, Flake AW, Johnson M, Adzick NS: Cystic adenomatoid malformation volume ratio predicts outcome in prenatally diagnosed cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung. J Pediatr Surg 37 (3) 331-338, 2002

    • Crombleholme TM, Shera D, Lee H, Johnson M, D’Alton M, Porter F, Chyu J, Silver R, Abuhamad A, Saade G, Shields L, Kauffman D, Stone J, Albanese CT, Bahado-Singh R, Ball RH, Bilaniuk L, Coleman B, Farmer D, Feldstein V, Harrison MR, Hedrick H, Livingston J, Lorenz RP, Miller DA, Norton ME, Polzin WJ, Robinson JN, Rychik J, Sanderber PL, Seri I, Simon E, Simpson LL, Yedigarova L, Wilson RD, Young B. A prospective, randomized, multicenter trial of amnioreduction vs selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation for the treatment of severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Oct;197(4):396.e1-9.

    • Polzin W.J. · Lim F.Y. · Habli M. · Van Hook J. · Minges M. · Jaekle R. · Crombleholme T.M: Use of an Amnioport to Maintain Amniotic Fluid Volume in Fetuses with Oligohydramnios Secondary to Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction or Fetal Renal Anomalies. Fetal Diagn Ther 41:51-57, 2017

    • Deeny S, Howley LW, Hodges M, Liechty KW, Gien J, Kinsella JP, Crombleholme TM: Impact of objective echocardiographic criteria for timing of congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair. J Pediatr 2018; 192: 99-104

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