Fellowship OverviewThe fellowship is two years in length. Fellows will be appointed through the Graduate Medical Education Office McGovern Medical School, and they will be given a faculty position in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science as a clinical instructor. Salary level will be commiserate with their previous number of years of resident and fellow training level of training.
The fellow will be directly supervised by four fetal medicine attendings with over 90 years of cumulative experience. Clinical activities will take place in the outpatient area at the UT Professional Building as well as on the inpatient service at Memorial Hermann Hospital and in the operating rooms of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Unique clinical skills with hands-on training will be obtained in the following areas:
- Evaluation of complex fetal congenital anomalies by ultrasound and MRI
- Laser ablation of placental anastomoses in the treatment of severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome
- Fetoscopic tracheal balloon occlusion for congenital diaphragmatic hernia
- Ultrasound-guided shunt placement in the fetal thorax or bladder
- Intrauterine transfusion
- Radiofrequency ablation and bipolar cord coagulation in the treatment of complicated monochorionic multiple gestations
- In-utero open fetal surgical repair of spina bifida
- Ex-utero intrapartum treatment procedure for air-way obstructions or lung masses
- Other fetoscopic procedures such as for ablation of chorioangiomas and release of amniotic bands.