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    The Cincinnati Fetal Center offers a one-month fellowship rotation in maternal-fetal medicine for maternal-fetal medicine fellows. During this rotation, MFM fellows gain specialized experience in the multidisciplinary, multimodal evaluation and treatment of pregnancies complicated by fetal abnormalities.

    Clinical research opportunities are also available with this program.

    How to Apply

    The fellowship rotation in fetal therapeutics for maternal-fetal medicine program accepts applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for Ohio training licenses should be submitted at least 12 weeks in advance.

    To apply, contact Foong-Yen Lim, MD, surgical director, at foong.yen.lim@cchmc.org or 1-513-636-6259.

    The Cincinnati Fetal Center offers a one-year fellowship in fetal surgery.

    The Fetal Center’s Fetal Surgery Fellowship offers fellows a comprehensive, 12-month course of training in complex fetal surgery and related care best practices. Fellows participate in all EXIT, fetoscopic and open fetal surgical cases, and participate in prenatal counseling and postnatal management. They acquire skills in interpreting prenatal ultrasound, MRI and echocardiography.

    Fetal surgery fellows also have the opportunity to be involved in related clinical research. Fellows are expected to present at weekly Fetal Center conferences and participate in clinical research trials. Each fellow completes a research project in some aspect of prenatal diagnosis, fetal treatment or fetal surgery; projects should be of sufficient quality that they are worthy of publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

    Learn more details or apply for the fetal surgery fellowship.

    Fetal grand rounds are held in conjunction with neonatology grand rounds on the first Friday of every other month in the Research Auditorium (R-3381) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  You can take a post-test for CME credit.

    2014 Webcasts

    • April 4, 2014:  Max it out! The Journey from Prenatal Intervention to Kidney Transplantation and Beyond...
      Jens Goebel, MD, and William Polzin, MD
      View Grand Rounds
      To complete the evaluation and post-test for credit, a link is embedded in the video's "links" section. It is marked with a double paperclip.
    • The following planning committee member/faculty has indicated commercial support relationship(s): Dr. Kallapur is on the speakers bureau for Ikaria and receives grant/research support from Merck.
      *All planning committee members'/faculty /faculty identified conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity were resolved prior to the activity. Educational Grant for this activity: None

      Commercial support:  None

    2013 Webcasts

    • October 4, 2013:  Stillbirth - Analysis, Trends and Future of Perinatal Autopsy
      William Polzin, MD; Maria Calvo, MD; and Amy Sheil, MD
      View Grand Rounds
      To complete the evaluation and post-test for credit, a link is embedded in the video's "links" section. It is marked with a double paperclip.
    • The following planning committee member/faculty has indicated commercial support relationship(s): Dr. Kallapur is on the speakers bureau for Ikaria and receives grant/research support from Merck.
      *All planning committee members'/faculty /faculty identified conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity were resolved prior to the activity. Educational Grant for this activity: None

      Commercial support:  None
    • August 2, 2013:  Critical Illness - Obstetrics
      James VanHook, MD
      View Grand Rounds
      To complete the evaluation and post-test for credit, a link is embedded in the video's "links" section. It is marked with a double paperclip.
    • The following planning committee member/faculty has indicated commercial support relationship(s): Dr. Kallapur is on the speakers bureau for Ikaria and receives grant/research support from Merck.
      *All planning committee members'/faculty /faculty identified conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity were resolved prior to the activity. Educational Grant for this activity: None

      Commercial support:  None
    • April 5, 2013:  Myelomeningocele:  An Update
      William Polzin, MD, and Beth Kline-Fath, MD
      View Grand Rounds
    • The following planning committee member/faculty has indicated commercial support relationship(s): Dr. Kline-Fath's spouse is a GE stockholder and Dr. Kallapur is on the speakers bureau for Ikaria and receives grant/research support from Merck.
      *All planning committee members'/faculty /faculty identified conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity were resolved prior to the activity. Educational Grant for this activity: None

      Commercial support:  None
    • February 1, 2013:  Amniotic Fluid:  What Does it do and Should We Replace it When it is Gone?
      Paul Kingma, MD, PhD
      View Grand Rounds
    • The following planning committee member/faculty has indicated commercial support relationship(s): Dr. Kallapur is on the speakers bureau for Ikaria and receives grant/research support from Merck.
      *All planning committee members'/faculty /faculty identified conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity were resolved prior to the activity. Educational Grant for this activity: None

      Commercial support:  None

    2012 Webcasts

    • October 5, 2012:  Antenatal Challenges in Selected Fetal Complications
      Mounira Habli, MD
      View Grand Rounds
    • The following planning committee member/faculty has indicated commercial support relationship(s): Dr. Kallapur is on the speakers bureau for Ikaria and receives grant/research support from Merck.
      *All planning committee members'/faculty /faculty identified conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity were resolved prior to the activity. Educational Grant for this activity: None

      Commercial support:  None
    • August 3, 2012:  Fetoscopic Interventions
      Foong Lim, MD
      View Grand Rounds
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    • The following planning committee member/faculty has indicated commercial support relationship(s): Dr. Kallapur is on the speakers bureau for Ikaria and receives grant/research support from Merck.
      *All planning committee members'/faculty /faculty identified conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity were resolved prior to the activity. Educational Grant for this activity: None

      Commercial support:  None
    • June 1, 2012:  Ethical Considerations in Fetal Intervention
      Curtis Sheldon, MD
      View Grand Rounds
    • The following planning committee member/faculty has indicated commercial support relationship(s): Dr. Kallapur is on the speakers bureau for Ikaria and receives grant/research support from Merck.
      *All planning committee members'/faculty /faculty identified conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity were resolved prior to the activity. Educational Grant for this activity: None

      Commercial support:  None
    • April 6, 2012:  Maternal Aspects of Hepatitis C
      Jeanne Sheffield, MD
      View Grand Rounds
    • The following planning committee member/faculty has indicated commercial support relationship(s): Dr. Kallapur is on the speakers bureau for Ikaria and receives grant/research support from Merck.
      *All planning committee members'/faculty /faculty identified conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity were resolved prior to the activity. Educational Grant for this activity: None

      Commercial support:  None
    • February 3, 2012:  Prenatal Diagnosis of Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence (TAPS) and Neonatal Implications
      William J. Polzin, MD
      View Grand Rounds
    • Planning committee members/faculty were determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity.
      Commercial support: None

    2011 Webcasts

    • December 2, 2011:  An Update On Prenatal MMC Repair
      Foong-Yen Lim, MD; Karin Bierbrauer, MD; Charles Stevenson, MD; Beth Kline-Fath, MD
      View Grand Rounds
    • Planning committee members/faculty were determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity.
      Commercial support: None

    • October 7, 2011:  Multiple Gestation and Fetal Growth Abnormalities
      Mounira Habli, MD
      Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Cincinnati Fetal Center
      View Grand Rounds
    • Planning committee members/faculty were determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity.
      Commercial support: None


    • August 5, 2011:  25 Years of Fetal Interventions for Bladder Outlet Obstruction - Have We Made A Difference?
      Pramod Reddy, MD
      Director, Division of Pediatric Urology
      View Grand Rounds
    • The following planning committee member/faculty has indicated commercial support relationship(s): Dr. Reddy is a consultant for Pfizer.
      *All planning committee members'/faculty /faculty identified conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity were resolved prior to the activity.
      Commercial support for this activity: None
    • June 3, 2011:  Preterm Labor:  Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention Strategies
      Ron Jaekle, MD
      University Hospital
      View Grand Rounds
    • Planning committee members/faculty were determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity.
      Commercial support: None

    • February 4, 2011:  CDH Update:  Current Outcomes, Future Initiatives
      Timothy Crombleholme, MD, FACS, FAAP
      Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center
      Director, Center for Molecular Fetal Therapy
      View Grand Rounds
    • Planning committee members/faculty were determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity.
      Commercial support: None

    2010 Webcasts

    • December 3, 2010:  Developing Population-Based Perinatal Lifecourse Data Bases:  The MA PELL Data System Model
      Milton Kotelchuck, PhD, MPH
      Senior Scientist in Maternal and Child Health
      MGH Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy
      MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Visiting Professor of Pediatrics
      Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
      View Grand Rounds
    • Planning committee members/faculty were determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity.
      Commercial support: None


    • November 11, 2010:  Why is the Short Cervix Linked to Pre-term Birth?
      Jay D. Iams, MD
      Professor and Vice-Chair Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
      Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
      The Ohio State University
      Co-chair, Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQC)
      View Grand Rounds
    • Planning committee members/faculty were determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity.
      Commercial support: None


    • October 1, 2010:  Unraveling Family Mysteries Through Fetal and Newborn Diagnostic Dilemma
      Haynes Robinson, MD
      Fetal Treatment Center of Northeast Ohio
      Akron Children's Hospital
      View Grand Rounds
    • Planning committee members/faculty were determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity.
      Commercial support: None


    • Aug. 6, 2010:  Congenital Cystic Lung Lesions
      Sundeep G. Keswani, MD
      Assistant Professor
      Division of General, Thoracic, and Fetal Surgery
      Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
      View Grand Rounds
    • Planning committee members / faculty were determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity.
      Commercial support: None