About this fellowship program

The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine maintains an ACGME-accredited, three-year fellowship that’s designed to prepare fellows for an academic career in maternal fetal medicine. Upon completion of the fellowship, our fellows have managed the care of a variety of patients with complicated pregnancies.
Fellows at Ohio State are able to develop areas of expertise, as the breadth of our patient population provides much diversity. Our fellows have the ability to design and complete clinical and basic research, with 18 months of protected time to ensure the completion of thesis work.

Additional opportunities for fellows

Train at a regional perinatal center

Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center serves as a regional perinatal center for central and southeastern Ohio. Our medical center performs more than 5,000 deliveries annually, over 750 of which are maternal transports.

The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine maintains an active fetal therapy unit, which performs:
  • Cordocenteses
  • Intrauterine transfusions
  • Placental laser therapy for twin/twin transfusion

The division also has active clinical programs in:
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Preterm labor prevention
  • Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
  • Substance abuse in pregnancy
  • Ultrasound

The multidisciplinary genetics program includes:
  • Cytogeneticists
  • A molecular geneticist
  • Clinical geneticists
  • Genetics counselors
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialist dual-boarded in MFM and genetics

More than 500 amniocenteses and chorionic villus samplings are performed annually through the program.

Participate in research

The division’s perinatal research laboratory performs basic research in prematurity, diabetes and preeclampsia. The lab performs cell culture, protein chemistry, ELISA and all aspects of molecular biology.

The division is part of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network, which is a unique opportunity for access to data and publications. Opportunities also exist to collaborate with researchers in other Ohio State departments. Fellows are encouraged to participate at national meetings.

Application Process

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for all positions. Our application requirements are the same as the standard ERAS application, which include:

  • Complete application
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Medical student performance evaluation (MSPE)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE Step I, USMLE Step 2
  • Three letters of recommendation (one of which has to be from your residency program director) 

For more information, contact:

Philip Samuels, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Director
Rachel Thibaut
Program Coordinator

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellows

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellows

Brian Kellert, DO PGY 7

KellertDO: Western University of Health Sciences
Residency: The Ohio State University/Mount Carmel Health

Bethany Stetson, MD PGY 7

StetsonMD: University of Illinois at Chicago
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago

Courtney Ware, MD PGY 6

MD: Drexel University
Residency: The Ohio State University/Mount Carmel Health

Matthew Finneran, MD PGY 6

FinneranMD: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Residency: Carolinas Medical Center

Veronica Gonzalez-Brown, MD PGY 5

Gonzalez BrownMD: University of Texas
Residency: Keesler Medical Center

Jessica Pippen, MD PGY 5

PippenMD: Case Western Reserve University
Residency: Vanderbilt University

Devin Smith, MD PGY 5

SmithMD: Brown University
Residency: Columbia New York Presbyterian

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