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Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

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
P: 202-877-7127
F: 202-877-5435

Accepting applications December 1, 2012

Application deadline May 31, 2013