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Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of Christiana Care, Inc.
Abby Medical Center Office: One Centurian Drive, Suite 312, Newark, DE 19713
Christiana Hospital: 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1992,Newark, DE 19718
Phone: (302) 319-5680    Website: www.DCMFM.com
Updated COVID-19 Policy 11/15/2022
All patient and visitors must wear a mask and will be screened for illness at check- in

If you have any of these symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea or loss of taste or smell or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact our office at (302) 319-5680 prior to your appointment.

New patients must complete new patient paperwork prior to their appointment:
  • Pregnant patient paperwork - Click Here
  • Non-pregnant patient paperwork - Click Here
  • Or you may click on "FORMS" to print new patient paperwork

  • Please bring a valid photo ID and current insurance card at every visit. New patients should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment time to check-in. All patients should be prepared to pay their copay at the time of service.
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    Our Medical Team

    Vanita Dharan Jain, M.D.



    Active Medical Staff Christiana Care Health System Obstetrics and Gynecology Newark Delaware


    Vanita Dharan Jain, MD serves as a managing partner of the Delaware Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine of Christiana Care. Dr. Jain is also the Medical Director of the Perinatal Special Care Unit for Christiana Care Health System and the Medical Director of the High Risk Clinic for Christiana Care Health System. In addition to her clinical and managerial roles with the practice, Dr. Jain serves on the following local and national committees:

    • Christiana Care Health System Palliative Care Committee
    • Christiana Care Health System Tiny Babies Committee
    • Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Coding Committee
    • Social Media Editorial Staff for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Dr. Jain graduated from the Drexel University School of Medicine in 2003 and completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Pittsburgh - Magee Women's Hospital in 2007. After completing fellowship training in maternal fetal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, she  joined the Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of Christiana Care in Newark, Delaware. Dr. Jain is board certified in both specialties of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Jain's primary research interests include maternal medical complications, specifically related to diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the mother. She continues to actively participate in department research studies as well as mentor resident research projects. Dr. Jain serves on various hospital committees to promote Obstetrical Safety, as well as review clinical protocols for both our practice and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Christiana Care Hospital. Recent projects have included addressing the issue of maternal obesity and its implications in pregnancy as well as participation in the Value Improvement Team for review of Cesarean Section.


    • General Obstetrics & Gynecology - Written Boards 2007, Oral Boards 2010
    • 2013 Board Certified in Maternal and Fetal Medicine


    • 1997 - 1999: 6 year B.A/M.D Program, Lehigh University, Bethlehem Pennsylvania
    • 1999 - 2003: M.D, Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
    • 2003 - 2007: Residency Program, Magee-Women's Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
    • 2006 - 2006: Research Externship - WHO Clinical Site, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen Thailand
    • 2007 - 2008: Certificate Program Clinical Research and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • 2007 - 2010: Fellowship Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

    Awards and Honors

    • 2011: Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, Christiana Care Health Services, Inc
    • 2003: Drexel University Humanities Scholar
    • 2000: Drexel University Bridging the Gaps Clinical Scholar
    • 1999: Lehigh University Phi Beta Kappa
    • 1999: Lehigh University Dean's Scholar
    • 1999: Lehigh University College Scholar
    • 1998: Lehigh University Phi Beta Delta International Scholar
    • 1998: Lehigh University Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Scholar


    • Burd I, Srinivas SK, Dharan V, Pare E, Wang E. Is ultrasound assessment of fetal weight influenced by formula selection? Journal of Ultrasound Med 2009; 28: 1018-1024
    • Dharan V, Ludmir J. Alternative treatment for a short cervix: The cervical pessary. Seminars in Perinatology 2009; 33: 338-34
    • Dharan V, Parviainen EK. Psychosocial and Environmental Pregnancy Risks. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated December 29th, 2010. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/259346-overview
    • Dharan V, Srinivas SK, Parry S, Ratcliffe SJ, Macones G. Pregestational Diabetes: a risk factor for vaginal birth after cesarean section failure? American Journal of Perinatology 2010; 27(3): 265- 270
    • Opotowsky AR, Shellenberger D, Dharan V, Pare E, Norwood WI, Webb GD, Donner R. Successful pregnancies in two women with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Congenital Heart Disease 2010.
    • Jain VD, Moghbeli N, Webb G, Elovitz M, Srinivas S, Pare E. Maternal congenital heart disease: The effect of a systemic right ventricle. Congenital Heart Disease 2011; Mar 6(2): 147-150
    • Jain VD, Sciscione AC. Considerations in membrane resealing after preterm premature rupture of membranes. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 2011; June 54(2): 351-357
    • Dharan V, Elovitz MA. Preterm Labor. NMS: Obstetrics and Gynecology 7th edition. Accepted, in press
    • Dharan V, Wang E. Substance Abuse in Pregnancy. NMS: Obstetrics and Gynecology, 7th edition. Accepted, in press
    • Dharan V, Parviainen EK. Psychosocial and Environmental Pregnancy Risks. eMedicine from WebMD. July 2007. Updated July 02, 2012. available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/259346-overview