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Training the Next Generation of Maternal Fetal Medicine Physicians

The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center / Case Western Reserve University is currently in search of a Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) fellow to commence in the Fall of 2024. Since 2017, our institution has hosted MFM fellows as part of a combined program, demonstrating a robust history of both clinical training and research endeavors. Recently, our fellowship has transitioned into a newly established, independent single-institution program.

UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, our freestanding obstetrics hospital, is situated right next to UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s, providing access to comprehensive pediatric subspecialty services and boasting one of the nation's premier NICUs. Our facilities include well-funded basic science laboratories on the 8th floor, and our clinical practice benefits from a diverse patient population drawn from a wide-reaching network of referral centers spanning multiple counties.

We offer advanced fetal intervention procedures such as placental laser ablation for TTTS, intrauterine transfusion, and, under the guidance of Dr. Ellie Ragsdale, intrauterine cardiac balloon valvuloplasty for congenital cardiac anomalies. Notably, our genetics and ultrasound programs are overseen by Dr. Marta Kolthoff, while Dr. Tani Malhotra serves as our associate program director. Currently comprising 10 physicians, our division anticipates the addition of two more members in 2024.

Our Mission

To train the next generation of MFM physician-leaders to: provide compassionate, culturally competent, evidence-based care; communicate effectively with patients, learners, and colleagues; design and interpret research to advance clinical practice; and advocate for optimal outcomes for all pregnant people.


  1. Provide culturally competent, compassionate, and equitable care to a diverse patient population
  2. Collaborate with obstetricians and gynecologists and medical subspecialists to care for people with complicated pregnancies
  3. Develop expertise in obstetric surgery
  4. Diagnose and manage prenatal fetal conditions by learning hands-on ultrasound skills, interpretation of ultrasounds, indications for invasive testing, and proficiency in invasive procedures
  5. Design and interpret clinical and translational research and quality improvement initiatives to inform the understanding and management of pregnancy complications
  6. Proficiently educate colleagues, learners, and multidisciplinary teams in clinical and formal and didactic settings.
  7. Develop interpersonal and communication skills to prepare to serve as a physician-leader in MFM.
  8. Advocate for equitable health policies for pregnant and postpartum people.

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