Program Description - Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship
The Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship program at the University of Maryland Medical Center prepares its graduates to become leaders in the academic community and expert maternal-fetal medicine consultants. The program offers extensive and diverse clinical exposure to patients from a high risk urban population, a statewide university-medical-system-based referral population, a statewide maternal transport service and a regional referral network for fetal therapy and complex obstetric surgery.
The Division of Perinatal Research and the Laboratory of Developmental and Perinatal Endocrinology provide opportunities for basic science research utilizing primate and rodent models and enjoy extensive NIH support. The Center for Advanced Fetal Care (CAFC) is active in all areas of prenatal testing and therapy, including first trimester nuchal translucency screening, first trimester fetal echocardiogram, laser photocoagulation for TTTS and other fetal interventions.
The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine fully supports the fellowship. The Fetal Heart Program, Fetal Therapy Program and the Complex Obstetric Surgery Program also provide unique training opportunities for the fellow.
Collaboration throughout the Medical Center with trauma specialists, medical and surgical intensivists, OB anesthesiologists, infectious disease experts, geneticists, neonatologists and perinatal pathologists among others, provides an excellent educational experience.