Cincinnati Children’s Fetal Care Center offers a one-year fellowship in fetal therapy. Our Center currently has one of the highest volume of cases and is the only center with multi-institutional collaboration (Cincinnati Children's / University of Cincinnati Medical Center / Good Samaritan Hospital) including academic and community educational programs. In addition, we have the highest number of specialized mentors from multiple subspecialties, especially in pediatric surgery and maternal-fetal medicine. The fellow directly participates in imaging interpretations for patients, counseling, recommendations based on diagnosis, and communication with referring physicians. This is a fast-emerging subspecialty with significant increasing need nationally for physician trained in fetal surgery and therapy.
Areas of study will include but not limited to: 1) Fetal neurologic abnormalities including and not limited to hydrocephalus, cerebral aqueductal stenosis, agenesis of cerebellar vermis; 2) Facial abnormalities as cleft lip and palate, micrognathia; 3) Skeletal abnormalities; 4) Genetic syndromes diagnosed prenatally as osteogenesis imperfecta; 5) Lung diseases as congenital diaphragmatic hernia and CPAM; 6) Complex heart defect and syndromes; 7) Abdominal wall defects; 8) Urogenital abnormalities.
How To Apply
The prerequisite for participating in this fellowship includes successful completion of 3 years of Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship. The primary objective of this training program is to provide one year of additional
clinical training focusing on fetal Intervention, pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative management of patients undergoing fetal interventions, including laser ablation for photocoagulation of placental anastomoses for twin-twin transfusion, fetal shunt placement for lower urinary tract obstruction, intrauterine transfusion for fetal anemia, and open and minimally invasive maternal-fetal surgery for fetal spina bifida.
To apply, contact Anne Riestenberg at email@example.com