Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Programs

There are currently two Fellowship programs offered in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. For more information on both of these Fellowship Programs please consult the PGME Fellowships website.

1. Advanced Obstetric & Gynecology Ultrasound Fellowship

Length: 1 year
Type of Fellowship: Clinical
Fellowship Director: Dr. Richard Brown

Fetal Medicine relies primarily on ultrasound as its tool for pregnancy evaluation and investigation and some maternal fetal specialists wish to increase their skills and expertise both in areas of diagnostic ultrasound as well as in areas of invasive procedures for fetal diagnosis and intervention. The Advanced Obstetric & Gynecology Ultrasound Fellowship is designed to further increase the depth of knowledge and clinical expertise in fetal medicine and ultrasound as well as to continue to refine research goals and develop consultative, leadership and managerial skills for the wider obstetrical and maternal fetal medicine community.  This program is structured to train individuals who have successfully completed a Royal College accredited Maternal-Fetal Medicine subspecialty residency program or International Graduates of other approved and equivalent Maternal-Fetal Medicine programs.  This is a one-year program leading to certification in advanced obstetrical ultrasound that will be based in the Women's Ultrasound Unit at the MUHC ( Royal Victoria Hospital) and the Fetal cardiology unit at the MUHC (Monteal Children’s Hospital).

The trainee will also become increasingly acquainted and competent in the management of complications of pregnancy, ultrasound, diagnostic techniques and invasive procedures.  The trainee will be an active participant in the academic activities of the maternal-fetal medicine division including regular rounds, seminars and journal clubs.  In addition, throughout the course of the one-year training program, the trainee will design and execute a research protocol in a clinical or basic science area under the supervision of an attending staff member.

2. Genetics in Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Length: 1 year
Type of Fellowship: Clinical
Fellowship Director: Dr. Richard Brown

Maternal‐Fetal Medicine specialists are physicians trained in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of those conditions implicated in the morbidity and mortality of the mother, fetus and early newborn. Fetal Medicine deals with aspects of prenatal fetal diagnosis and treatment. This incorporates prenatal screening (ultrasound, serum and genetic based testing) and prenatal diagnosis (imaging and invasive testing based). A significant component of prenatal diagnosis deals with screening for fetal aneuploidy as well as evaluation of various genetic syndromes or genetically mediated conditions. Although many prenatal diagnostic centers work in conjunction with clinical geneticists it is still of value for the maternal fetal medicine specialist to understand the core principles of genetic diagnosis and testing. A component of this is included within the core modules of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Residency program but there are some trainees who wish to expand their knowledge of genetics, prenatal screening, prenatal diagnosis and prenatal counseling and this 1 year program is designed to increase their exposure to clinical medical genetics and genetic counseling to enhance upon the skills that would be gained during a typical MFM fellowship.

The program is structured to train individuals who have successfully completed a Royal College accredited Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Resiency Program or International Graduates of other approved and equivalent Maternal‐Fetal Medicine programs. This is a one‐year program leading to certification in Genetics in Maternal Fetal Medicine in which the candidate will manage patients in the Maternal Fetal Medicine service at the MUHC ( Royal Victoria Hospital) and the department of Medical Genetics at the MUHC (Montreal Children’s Hospital). The trainee will also become increasingly acquainted and competent in the management of fetal abnormalities, ultrasound, diagnostic techniques and invasive procedures. The trainee will be an active participant in the academic activities of the maternal‐fetal medicine division including regular rounds, seminars and journal clubs. In addition, throughout the course of the one‐year training program, the trainee will design and execute a research protocol in a clinical or basic science area under the supervision of an attending staff member.