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Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Message from the NYU Winthrop Program Director

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Fellowship is a combined program between Stony Brook University Hospital and NYU Winthrop Hospital, approved by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2006.  The joint venture is a three-year program directed by J. Gerald Quirk, MD, PhD, at Stony Brook and under the Associate Directorship of Wendy Kinzler, MD, at NYU Winthrop.  The objective is to train specialists in Maternal-Fetal Medicine who will have expertise in clinical practice, research, and public health, in addition to the skills needed to excel in the challenging environment of academic medicine.  Each graduate of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship program will have the knowledge and skills to act as a consultant to general obstetricians, as well as to participate in the regionalization of perinatal services.

There are approximately 5,000 deliveries at NYU Winthrop per year and 3,500 at Stony Brook, with extensive experience available in diagnostic ultrasound, invasive fetal procedures, intrapartum care of complicated pregnancies, and the outpatient management of maternal and fetal high risk conditions. NYU Winthrop Hospital has the only fetal surgery program on Long Island, including laser treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome and a variety of other fetoscopic procedures.  Specialized outpatient services also exist for the evaluation and management of obesity and diabetes in pregnancy, as well as an Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Program for the investigation of causes related to recurrent miscarriage, preterm birth and stillbirth.

The educational program of this Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship is also designed to result in a completed hypothesis-based research thesis by graduation. There is ongoing faculty mentorship and weekly collaborative meetings to assist the fellows in the development and completion of a research protocol, and there is institutional statistical support to aid in data analysis. All fellows are expected to attend and participate in the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and are encouraged to disseminate their research findings at other scientific meetings as appropriate. Both clinical and basic science research opportunities are available, with a Perinatal Biology Laboratory headed by Morgan Peltier, PhD, at NYU Winthrop Hospital’s brand new state-of-the-art Research Institute.

Attention is paid to maximize the joint experience between NYU Winthrop Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital, with the Fellow actively engaged in the educational experience of Ob/Gyn residents and medical students.  Didactic conferences include a weekly Fetal Ultrasound conference, monthly Perinatal Pathology and MFM-Neonatal conferences, weekly Research meetings, a weekly MFM Fellows’ lecture series, monthly journal clubs and biostatistics/epidemiology chapter reviews, as well as departmental Grand Rounds and Obstetrical M&M conferences. 

Rotations are equally divided between Stony Brook and NYU Winthrop Hospitals. Over the course of the 3-year fellowship,  there is a total of 16 months devoted to research, 18 months of clinical training (including Inpatient, Labor & Delivery, Outpatient, Anesthesia, Sonography, ICU, Pathology, and NICU), and 2 months of an elective.

NYU Winthrop Faculty

  • Anthony Vintzileos, MD, FACOG, Chairman, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.  Research interests:  Preterm delivery, pre-eclampsia, ultrasound
  • Genevieve Sicuranza, MD, FACOG, Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Chief of Obstetrics; Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.  Research interests: High risk pregnancy, obesity
  • Martin Chavez, MD, FACOG, Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.  Research interests: Ultrasound
  • Wendy Kinzler, MD, FACOG, Associate Director, MFM Fellowship Program; Director, OB/GYN Residency Program; Director, Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Program; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.  Research interests: Pregnancy Loss 
  • Jolene Muscat, MD, FACOG, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist; Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Timothy Rafael, MD, FACOG, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist; Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • M. Baraa Allaf, MD, FACOG,  Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist; Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Fereshteh Boozarjomehri, MD, FACOG, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist;  pending Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Tracy Adams, DO, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist; Clinical Instructor, Stony Brook University School of Medicine 

Interviews and Application

MFM Fellowship interviews generally occur in July, August, and September (prior to the 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
Wendy Kinzler, MD
MFM Fellowship Associate Director
NYU Winthrop Hospital
wkinzler@nyuwinthrop.org

J. Gerald Quirk, MD
MFM Fellowship Director
Stony Brook University Hospital
j.gerald.quirk@stonybrookmedicine.edu

 
Ruth Ansell
MFM Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
NYU Winthrop Hospital
259 First Street
Mineola, NY 11501
ransell@nyuwinthrop.org
Tel: (516) 663-8661
Fax: (516) 742-7821

Theresa Leonbruno
MFM Fellowship Coordinator
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
HSC T-9 030
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8091
theresa.leonbruno@stonybrookmedicine.edu


Tel: (631) 444-2739
Fax: (631) 444-3944