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Fellowship Program

The goal of this ABOG accredited fellowship is to develop clinician - scientists who are prepared to conduct research, teach, and provide high quality sub-specialty care. The training is provided at the University of Illinois in the city of Chicago. 

The obstetrical service performs approximately 2,500 deliveries per year, 50% of which are medically high risk. The University of Illinois Hospital is designated as the perinatal center for a network of area hospitals providing a referral base of 20,000 pregnant women per year. Outpatient and inpatient services are organized in such a way as to optimize instruction and clinical research in MFM. 

The outpatient Center for Women’s Health at the University provides an ideal environment for the development of skills in consultative MFM, as well as ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis. A large clinical base allows for exposure to multiple medical, obstetrical, genetic, and dysmorphologic problems. The program is designed to emphasize the balance between the development of clinical, teaching and research skills. 

In addition, the division collaborates with faculty that has expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics. The range of research being conducted guarantees that an individual fellow's research program will almost certainly be consistent with his/her interests and goals. 

This fellowship offers 18 months of research/elective time, and the unique opportunity to obtain either a Masters in Public Health or a Masters in Clinical Research during the three year MFM fellowship.

Please contact Maternal Fetal Medicine to request additional information.

Mailing Address:

Michelle Kominiarek, M.D.
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Director
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
820 South Wood Street (M/C 808)
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7313
Phone: 312-996-7300
Fax: 312-996-4238

Current fellows:
Sam Ravangard, DO (1st year)
Yvette Cordova, MD (2nd year)
Ann Lal, MD (3rd year)
Heidi Leftwich, DO (3rd year)