The Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch is a 36-month training program designed to completely fulfill the requirements of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology to produce scientists/clinicians. The fellows also have the opportunity to complete additional clinical training toward a critical care fellowship is also available.
Our training program is divided equally between research and clinical endeavors. A very strong basic science group is well-funded with primary areas of interest that include hypertensive diseases, prematurity, maternal/fetal physiology, and developmental programming. The basic science component includes a strong presence in perinatal epidemiology. A large clinical division with extensive expertise among its members that spans the full gamut of M-F-M further supports the fellowship.
We have faculty with expertise in critical care who hold joint appointments in the SICU. The clinical component includes an outstanding infrastructure with excellent administrative and research support services, a Perinatal Research Division, consisting of a team of seasoned research nurses and technicians, and an office of grants and publications. The Division is actively involved in several NIH Networks, including the Obstetrics and Fetal Pharmacology Network, the Genomic and Proteomic Network for Preterm Birth, and the Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network. A substantial clinical base has been secured by an intensive satellite clinic system spanning 500 geographic miles of the Gulf Coast and encompassing >20 outlying clinics. Annually, UTMB manages 5,500 deliveries, 173,600 OB visits, 83,600 high risks, and 11,800 Level II ultrasound. Additional collaboration from Anesthesia, Neonatology & Pathology produces an outstanding educational opportunity.