Program Director: Patrick Ramsey, MD
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a 926-bed teaching hospital
and proud member of MedStar Health, is the largest private
not-for-profit hospital in the nation's capital and consistently
ranks among the nation's top hospitals as recognized in U.S. News
& World Report. We deliver over 4500 infants annually.
Patients admitted with pregnancy complications receive care on
our 23-bed antepartum-Ob/Gyn unit. Critically ill patients are
managed in one of our seven medical/surgical ICUs. The 30-bed
level three NICU admits over 900 neonates annually.
Fellows leaving our maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) fellowship
program will have skills in the diagnosis and management of fetal
disorders, extensive experience with complex maternal illness,
and well honed research skills supporting a clinical or academic
based career. We also partner with the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) in a four-year combined MFM/Genetics fellowship.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the primary site for
clinical rotations. The fellow's outpatient clinical experience
includes High Risk, Diabetes, Continuity, Ultrasound, Genetics,
and Fetal Imaging (MRI and echocardiogram) Clinics. The 18 months
of research occur primarily in 2nd and 3rd years; however, a two
month block in the first year allows the fellow to obtain a
mentor and initiate a study protocol. Research support is vast
and includes MedStar Health Research Institute, recipient of the
Clinical and Translational Science Award, with its core
laboratory, Penn Medical Laboratory (PML), where current research
involves multiplex assays of inflammatory cytokines, biomarkers,
transcription factors, immunoassay of vasoactive factors and
markers associated with oxidative stress and cardiovascular risk.
PML animal research facilities are present on the Hospital Center
campus. Our close proximity to the NIH facilitates research
collaboration and allows many options for graduate level courses.
The Hospital Center's medical campus is shared with Children's
National Medical Center (CNMC). With their vast team of Pediatric
subspecialists, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the premier
referral center for complex fetal conditions. Fellows also rotate
at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, National Naval Medical
Center, and CNMC.
For more information contact:
Jacqueline A. DeLeon
Academic and Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW Suite 5B-63
Washington, DC 20010
Accepting applications December 1, 2012
Application deadline May 31, 2013