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Coordinator, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
Anastasia Godur, MPH, MPA
Phone: 305-243-8070
Email: agodur@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program. All of our positions are filled through the NRMP. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System. All documents requested via ERAS must be uploaded in order for an application to be considered complete. Only those applicants with complete applications, including three letters of recommendation (to include one from the program director) and Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology scores, will be considered for interview.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from December 1 until May 31. Interviews are conducted from June to September.

Call Schedule

In-house call must occur no more frequently than described below.

Night (In-house) Call Schedule:

  • No more than four calls in a four-week period
  • Max: Three weeknight calls
  • Max: One weekend (24-hour) call/two, 12-hour shifts are acceptable

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed obstetrics and gynecology residency in one of the following accredited residency programs: ACGME, College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or an American Osteopathic Association-approved program.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The mission of our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program is to provide quality training for leaders in maternal-fetal medicine. Specifically, we aim to recruit the most promising obstetrics and gynecology residency graduates, providing education and training over a period of three years with the goal of ensuring that each fellow graduates as a highly competent MFM practitioner, ready for a career in academic medicine, community-based practice or research. We strive to achieve these objectives within the context of a secure and nurturing learning environment that promotes excellence in critical-care obstetrics, perinatal ultrasonography, prenatal diagnosis and obstetric surgical training, as well as inpatient and outpatient obstetric management.

Our comprehensive program exposes fellows to all aspects of this subspecialty, including fetal diagnosis and therapy, genetics, maternal complications of pregnancy, obstetric complications, and basic science, clinical and translational research. Our academic environment, clinical and research faculty, diverse patient population and the breadth of complicated pregnancies will provide graduating fellows with a comprehensive foundation of clinical and research experience necessary to launch a successful career in MFM. Our training program is organized so graduates will meet Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine educational objectives and competencies for subspecialty board certification and successful practice in MFM.

Mission & Vision

The mission of our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program is to provide quality training for leaders in maternal-fetal medicine. Specifically, we aim to recruit the most promising obstetrics and gynecology residency graduates, providing education and training over a period of three years with the goal of ensuring that each fellow graduates as a highly competent MFM practitioner, ready for a career in academic medicine, community-based practice or research. We strive to achieve these objectives within the context of a secure and nurturing learning environment that promotes excellence in critical-care obstetrics, perinatal ultrasonography, prenatal diagnosis and obstetric surgical training, as well as inpatient and outpatient obstetric management.

Our comprehensive program exposes fellows to all aspects of this subspecialty, including fetal diagnosis and therapy, genetics, maternal complications of pregnancy, obstetric complications, and basic science, clinical and translational research. Our academic environment, clinical and research faculty, diverse patient population and the breadth of complicated pregnancies will provide graduating fellows with a comprehensive foundation of clinical and research experience necessary to launch a successful career in MFM. Our training program is organized so graduates will meet Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine educational objectives and competencies for subspecialty board certification and successful practice in MFM.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you all of what makes us so proud of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program and the UM Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you all of what makes us so proud of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program and the UM Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Our ACGME and ABOG-approved, three-year fellowship program trains specialists to provide care and consultation for patients with obstetric, medical and surgical complications during pregnancy. Fellows are trained to assess and treat the maternal and fetal effects of these disorders and to manage pregnancies complicated by primary fetal conditions, including structural and functional abnormalities or primary maternal conditions, including complex maternal cardiac disease and placenta accreta.

Fellows learn high‐risk pregnancy management through a combination of didactic lectures and conferences given by anesthesiology; human genetics; maternal-fetal medicine; neonatology and pathology faculty. Fellows also obtain significant hands‐on experience and the opportunity to make independent decisions in both outpatient and inpatient settings, under the guidance of MFM faculty members.

Fellows have a breadth of opportunities that can be focused on individual interests, including biostatistics and epidemiology; critical care; fetal echocardiogram; genetics and infectious disease. Our fetal therapy program continues to expand and fellows have exposure to advanced procedures. Fellows are all trained in amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.

Our program is based at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the primary teaching affiliate of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, in addition to the UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility and various UHealth clinics. Jackson Memorial Hospital is a tertiary care referral center for high-risk pregnancies in South Florida, and the surrounding domestic and international regions.

The surroundings in which you train are an important aspect of selecting a fellowship program and Miami is a unique and wonderful place to both work and live. Situated in one of the world’s premier destinations, we invite you to come discover for yourself why patients, physicians and students from across the country and around the world are drawn to Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital. We look forward to receiving your application and in training prominent academic leaders in our subspecialty.

-Anna Sfakianaki, MD, MPH

Description

Fellows learn high‐risk pregnancy management through a combination of didactic lectures and conferences given by anesthesiology; human genetics; maternal-fetal medicine; neonatology and pathology faculty. Fellows also obtain significant hands‐on experience and the opportunity to make independent decisions in both outpatient and inpatient settings, under the guidance of MFM faculty members.

Fellows have a breadth of opportunities that can be focused on individual interests, including biostatistics and epidemiology; critical care; fetal echocardiogram; genetics and infectious disease. Our fetal therapy program continues to expand and fellows have exposure to advanced procedures. Fellows are all trained in amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.

Our program is based at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the primary teaching affiliate of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, in addition to the UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility and various UHealth clinics. Jackson Memorial Hospital is a tertiary care referral center for high-risk pregnancies in South Florida, and the surrounding domestic and international regions.

The surroundings in which you train are an important aspect of selecting a fellowship program and Miami is a unique and wonderful place to both work and live. Situated in one of the world’s premier destinations, we invite you to come discover for yourself why patients, physicians and students from across the country and around the world are drawn to Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital. We look forward to receiving your application and in training prominent academic leaders in our subspecialty.

-Anna Sfakianaki, MD, MPH

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

2

Duration of Fellowship?

3 years

Program Highlights

4,000+ deliveries per year

Only maternal-fetal medicine fellowship in South Florida

Largest referral source for pregnant women living with HIV in Miami-Dade County

Clinical Experience

Overview

Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program is academically oriented, with formal conferences, chapter reviews and lectures, as well as informal rounds. Half of the fellowship is devoted to clinical/basic science research. During the three-year tenure, the fellow will complete all of the requirements of the ABOG Division of MFM. The fellow’s clinical commitments include:

  • Serving as an inpatient attending together with attending faculty members.
  • Working in outpatient high-risk obstetrics and ultrasound.

Additionally, research is an integral part of our program and fellows will actively engage in research activities throughout all three years.

Year 1

The first year of the MFM Fellowship Program consists of the following rotations: inpatient care (three months), research (four months), ultrasound outpatient clinics (two months) and high-risk outpatient clinics (three months).

Year 2

The second year of the MFM Fellowship Program consists of the following rotations: inpatient care (one month), research (six months), ultrasound outpatient clinics (one month), high-risk outpatient clinics (three months) and critical care unit (one month).

Year 3

research (two months), ultrasound outpatient clinics (one month) and electives (nine months) focused on a specific clinical or research area at the discretion of the MFM Fellowship program director. One of the elective months includes the mandatory Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami MFM Neonatology, Pathology and Pediatric Subspecialty Elective.

Your Faculty

Gene Burkett, MD
Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Yvette Cordova, MD
Medical Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Jackson Medical Group Specialty Physicians

Michael J. Paidas, MD
Professor and Chair, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

JoNell Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chief and Professor, Reproductive Sciences
Vice Chair, Research

Alfredo Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Anna Sfakianaki, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program

Carmen Tudela, MD
Associate Medical Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Jackson Medical Group Specialty Physicians

Felipe Tudela, MD
Associate Medical Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Jackson Medical Group Specialty Physicians

Salih Yasin, MD
Chief and Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Director, Obstetrics and Patient Safety, Women’s Hospital Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital