About this fellowship program

The Division of Matenal Fetal Medicine maintains an ACGME-accredited, three-year fellowship that’s designed to prepare fellows for an academic career in matenal fetal medicine. Upon completion of the fellowship, our fellows have managed the care of a variety of patients with complicated pregnancies.

Fellows at Ohio State are able to develop areas of expertise, as the breadth of our patient population provides much diversity. Our fellows have the ability to design and complete clinical and basic research, with 18 months of protected time to ensure the completion of thesis work.

Additional opportunities for fellows

Train at a regional perinatal center
Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center serves as a regional perinatal center for central and southeasten Ohio. Our medical center performs more than 5,000 deliveries annually, over 750 of which are matenal transports.

The Division of Matenal Fetal Medicine maintains an active fetal therapy unit, which performs:

  • Cordocenteses
  • Intrauterine transfusions
  • Amniocentesis & CVS

The division also has active clinical programs in:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Preterm labor prevention
  • Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
  • Substance abuse in pregnancy
  • Ultrasound

The genetics program includes:

  • 3 genetics counselors

Participate in research
The division’s perinatal research laboratory performs basic research in prematurity, diabetes and preeclampsia. The lab performs cell culture, protein chemistry, ELISA and all aspects of molecular biology.

The division is part of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Matenal Fetal Medicine Units Network, which is a unique opportunity for access to data and publications. Opportunities also exist to collaborate with researchers in other Ohio State departments. Fellows are encouraged to participate at national meetings.

Application Process

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for all positions. Our application requirements are the same as the standard ERAS application, which include:

  • Complete application
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Medical student performance evaluation (MSPE)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE Step I, USMLE Step 2
  • Three letters of recommendation (one of which has to be from your residency program director)

For more information, contact:

Heather Frey, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Director

Morgan Badenhop
Program Coordinator

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellows

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellows

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