Karla Leavitt, MD
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Karla M. Leavitt, MD - Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Orlando Health Women's Institute Center for Fetal Care – Downtown Orlando

Address: 207 W. Gore St.
Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32806

Call: (321) 841-8555

Fax: (321) 841-2425

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday, 8:00 am –12:00 pm


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As a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist specializing in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Clinical Genetics, Dr. Karla Leavitt cares for patients with high-risk pregnancies at the Orlando Health Women's Institute Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine. Her experience includes managing pregnancies in women with a family history of genetic disorders or congenital anomalies and pregnancies with fetal anomalies. She also provides preconception counseling to families with a history of adverse pregnancy outcomes.

High-Risk Pregnancy Diagnosis

Dr. Leavitt 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. Leavitt 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. Leavitt’s Training

Dr. Leavitt has extensive education and training in her field. She attended the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan where she earned her medical degree and bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, graduating from both programs with honors. While there, she also earned a master’s degree in public health.

Dr. Leavitt’s post-graduate training includes:

  • Obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
  • Fetal therapy fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore
  • Reproductive and clinical genetics fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx
  • Maternal fetal medicine fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa

Board Certifications

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Academic Information

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Medical Education

University of Puerto Rico


Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore


University of South Florida


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