A pregnant woman gets an ultrasound.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Advancing clinical care, minimizing risks during pregnancy and improving outcomes for mother and baby.

From the bench to the bedside

EVMS Maternal-Fetal Medicine investigators are conducting translational research that leads to better clinical care for difficult pregnancies.

Alfred Abuhamad, MD, President, Provost and Dean of the School of Medicine, Mason C. Andrews Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is leading a $2.725 million NIH study that aims to identify early signs of pregnancy complications within the placenta.

Drs. Abuhamad and Levitov with students.

Our fellowship

Become a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and help navigate difficult pregnancies.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellows train with experts in the field and gain extensive experience in medical and surgical complications of obstetrics, invasive procedures and prenatal ultrasonography.

Explore high-risk obstetrics or reproductive genetics during your fourth-year rotations.

Outstanding patient care

Portia Harrell was an estrogen-positive breast cancer survivor. Recently remarried to a man who was told he couldn’t father children, Portia wasn’t concerned about pregnancy – until she was with child.

Portia was scared the cancer would return, and her weight and a past miscarriage added further complications. EVMS Maternal-Fetal Medicine took on her high-risk case when others would not. With their care and support, Portia welcomed a healthy baby boy.