MetroHealth offers the only fellowship program in northeast Ohio and one of four programs in the state.
Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellows are physicians who have already completed their specialty training in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Fellows take three years of additional subspecialty training in research and care of women with high-risk pregnancies. During their clinical training, our fellows work with:
- experts in medical and pregnancy complications
- fetal ultrasound
- prenatal diagnostic testing (e.g. amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling) and fetal blood sampling/transfusion
During their training, fellows participate in collaborative care between medical disciplines, including neonatal/surgical/medical intensive care specialists, as well as infectious and cardio-pulmonary disease specialists, among others. In addition, fellows:
- learn the principles of research ethics
- learn study design
- learn data analysis
- learn how to publish their results so that future pregnant women can benefit from these efforts
Leading Faculty. MetroHealth Maternal-Fetal Medicine faculty members offer research expertise in diabetes, obesity, evaluation of health care quality measures and outcomes, preterm birth, pulmonary disease and ultrasound in pregnancy.
Outcomes. Graduates are recognized locally and nationally for their expertise. We are proud of the opportunity we have to participate in the training of future leaders in our field, and the service they provide to women with complicate pregnancies.
Learn more: Please call 216-778-5498.