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GME : Fellowship : Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship

WUH Program Director, Dr. Wendy Kinzler

SB Program Director, Dr. Paul Ogburn, Jr.
Message from the Winthrop Program Director

The Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Fellowship is a combined program between Stony Brook University Hospital (SB) and Winthrop University Hospital (WUH) approved by American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2006. The joint venture is a three year program co-directed by Dr. Paul L. Ogburn, Jr. at Stony Brook and Dr. Wendy Kinzler, MD at WUH.

There are approximately 5,000 deliveries at WUH per year and 3500 at Stony Brook with extensive experience available in Diagnostic Ultrasound, Invasive Antenatal Procedures, Intensive Care and Neonatology. The objective is to train specialists in Maternal-Fetal Medicine who, in addition to having expertise in clinic practice, research and public health, will have the skills needed to excel in the ever more challenging environment of academic medicine.� The specific objectives include training individuals capable of continuing a career in academic medicine.� Each graduate of the Maternal-Fetal Fellowship program should have the knowledge and skills to act as a consultant to general obstetricians as well as to participate in regionalization of perinatal services.

The first 6 months of the MFM Fellowship are devoted to course work and the initial development of the MFM thesis. Half of the three year MFM Fellowship is devoted to research (18 months) and half to MFM clinical activities (18 months). Attention is paid to maximize the joint experience between Winthrop University Hospital and Stony Brook University with the Fellow actively engaged in the educational experience of OB/Gyn Residents and medical students. The educational program of this Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship is designed to result in a completed, hypothesis based, research thesis by graduation.� Each fellow will be taught to teach and mentored to mentor with lectures, structured educational experiences, evaluations and involvement as a research mentor.

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellows will be prepared to achieve subspecialty certification by the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and then proceed to develop careers in academic medicine.The Guide to Learning in Maternal-Fetal Medicine pamphlet, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the latest edition, will serve as the basic list of educational objectives for the Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Weekly Maternal-Fetal Medicine Conferences at Winthrop University Hospital are held on Fridays and include one or more of the following: 1) Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Conference; 2) Faculty Research Conference; 3) Fetal Ultrasound Conference; 4) High Risk Obstetrics Clinical Conference; 5) Departmental Grand Rounds.� In June of each year there is a formal Departmental Research Day set aside for the second and third year residents to present their mandatory research projects.� The Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellow will be available to mentor one or more residents as they work on their projects during the academic year; mentoring will continue as the fellow assists the resident in preparation of the abstract and oral presentation for Research Day.� Supervision and evaluation of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellows activities as a research mentor to resident(s) will be done by the Maternal-Fetal Medicine faculty most closely associated with the research project involved. The Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellow will also be required to present her/his research thesis results at the end of the third year at this conference.


Winthrop Faculty

  • Anthony Vintzileos, MD, Chairman Dept OB/Gyn, Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Stony Brook School of Medicine; Research interests: Preterm Delivery, Preeclampsia, Ultrasound
  • Genevieve Sicuranza, MD, Chief of Obstetrics, Vice Chair, Ob/Gyn Department, Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics/Gynecology, Stony Brook School of Medicine; Research interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Obesity
  • Martin Chavez, MD, Cheif, Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Research Interests: Ultrasound
  • Wendy Kinzler, MD, Associate Residency Program Director; MFM Fellowship Associate Director; Director of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Evaluation and Prevention Program; Research interests: Pregnancy Loss


Interviews & Application

MFM Fellowship interviews generally occur in July, August and September (prior to September 30th deadline) for the following year.

For MFM Fellowship Application please submit:

  1. Curriculum vitae
    1. Include any and all activities since medical school
    2. Account for any time not in residency training
  2. Personal statement (limit one page)
  3. Letters of reference (up to three)
    1. Include one letter from residency director
    2. Include one letter from immediate superior of any activity after residency
  4. Written statement assuring that applicant is eligible to obtain a license to practice in New York State
Wendy Kinzler, MD
MFM Fellowship Director
Winthrop University Hospital
Paul Ogburn, MD
MFM Fellowship Director
Stony Brook University Hospital
Ruth Ansell
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Winthrop-University Hospital
North Pavilion-Lower Level
259 First Street
Mineola, NY 11501
Tel: (516) 663-8661
Fax: (516) 742-7821
Theresa Leonbruno
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
HSC T-9 030
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8091
Tel: (631) 444-2739
Fax: (631) 444-3944
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