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Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Manage high-risk pregnancies and improve outcomes for mother and baby as a graduate of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship.

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What sets us apart?

Become an expert in the medical, surgical, obstetrical, fetal and genetic complications of pregnancy.

Our progressive fellowship offers a balance of clinical experiences and research practice. Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellows benefit from working within our busy division, which sees over 3,800 deliveries per year, the majority of which are high-risk pregnancies. Trainees can also sharpen their skills as investigators and help to progress care for difficult pregnancies through research.

What you'll learn


Surgical skills

Treat complicated surgical cases, including placental abnormalities, as part of our fetal surgery program.


Obstetrical sonography

Gain in-depth knowledge in prenatal diagnosis, fetal echocardiography, Doppler ultrasound and cardiovascular fetal assessment.

Research methodology

Develop expertise with guidance from skilled investigators. Our fellowship dedicates 12 consecutive months to clinical research.

Train with leaders in the field

Our faculty are internationally renowned for their work in the management of fetal anomalies, prenatal diagnosis and fetal echocardiography.

Alfred Abuhamad, MD, Executive Vice President, Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, Mason C. Andrews Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship, is leading a $2.725 million NIH study that aims to identify early signs of pregnancy complications within the placenta.

See yourself in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads is a vibrant community with 1.7 million residents scattered across nine cities and five counties in southeastern coastal Virginia.

Miles of waterfront, historical and cultural attractions, parks and outdoor recreation areas, lively nightlife, seasonal festivals and family-friendly entertainment make it clear that there's something for everyone here in Hampton Roads.

We know that life happens, and we want you to be covered when it does. That’s why we offer competitive benefits packages for our residents and fellows.

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A supportive environment

Work-life balance is important during your fellowship, and we are committed to supporting our fellows throughout their time in our program. Our residents and fellows receive the same wellness resources as our faculty and staff.

In addition, our Resident Wellness program for residents and fellows gives you access to support groups, after-hours counseling services, running clubs, leadership coaching and more.