Fetal Intervention Fellowship
In September, 2011, Drs. Anthony Johnson and Kenneth Moise joined the faculty at UTHealth as co-directors of the Texas Fetal Center – a joint effort by the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. The program is now well established with referrals from throughout the state of Texas as well as other states including Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. The fetal intervention fellowship program was approved by the State of Texas and the Graduate Medical Education Office of UTHealth in early 2012, and the first fellow was enrolled in the program in July, 2012.
The fellowship is two years in length with one fellow at each level. Fellows will be appointed through the Graduate Medical Education Office of UT School of Medicine at Houston. Salary level will be commiserate with their previous level of training.
The fellow will be directly supervised by three fetal medicine attendings with over 75 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 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
- Ultrasound-guided shunt placement in the fetal thorax or bladder
- Intrauterine transfusion
- Radiofrequency ablation and cord coagulation in the treatment of complicated monochorionic multiple gestations
- Open fetal surgical repair of myelomeningocele
Additionally the fellow will rotate on various clinical services that directly interface with the fetal intervention program including pediatric cardiology and MRI.
The fellow will be required to be active in ongoing research. It is anticipated that a minimum of one major project directed by the fellow will be completed and a manuscript developed over the course of the program.
Candidates will have completed an ACOOG or ABOG-certified residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a three year fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Applicants interested in the fellowship program should send their curriculum vitae, a personal statement as to why they would like to pursue the fellowship, and three letters of reference by June of their second year of MFM fellowship to:
Kenneth J. Moise, Jr., M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and Pediatric Surgery
Director, Fetal Intervention Fellowship Program
The Fetal Center TM
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 700
Houston, TX 77030