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LVHN Announces New Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship at LVHN

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship program will be the only one in the Lehigh Valley

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Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship
Albert Sarno, MD, Fellowship Assistant Program Director; Meredith Rochon, MD, Fellowship Curriculum Director; Joanne Quinones, MD, Fellowship Program Director

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is proud to introduce a new fellowship program for maternal fetal medicine. The program will welcome one fellow into its inaugural class for the three-year fellowship in July 2023. LVHN joins fewer than 100 fellowship programs in maternal fetal medicine nationwide and is the only program in the Lehigh Valley.

The mission of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship at LVHN is to train the next generation of perinatologists to be clinicians, leaders and academicians. We aim to do this by producing highly skilled physicians who will excel in the delivery of comprehensive and compassionate perinatal care in an academic or community-based practice.

The mission of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship at LVHN is to train the next generation of perinatologists to be clinicians, leaders and academicians.

Graduates of our program will also be adept in clinical research and education of residents and medical students. Our mission is accomplished through a dedicated faculty that delivers high-quality perinatal care for a diverse regional patient population, including a large prenatal diagnosis and fetal care program, several unique inpatient and outpatient multidisciplinary programs for pregnant women with medical and surgical complications of pregnancy, and sizable outreach and transport programs. Fellows will gain experience with challenging cases, learn to function in a supervisory faculty role with residents and simultaneously be trained to perform advanced and focused obstetric procedures. All of these contribute to a robust clinical experience for colleagues.

Key faculty members include:

A fellow doctor is already a graduate of a medical school, licensed to practice, and trained as part of the graduate medical education program. This fellowship adds to the numerous residency and fellowship opportunities available at LVHN, including a longstanding OB-GYN residency program.

The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at LVHN is a team of experienced, highly trained specialists that provides the highest level of care for complicated pregnancies, before, during and after labor and delivery. Maternal fetal medicine specialists provide expert care for women with conditions that make their pregnancies high risk, including:

  • Diabetes (preexisting or gestational)
  • Advanced-age pregnancy
  • Expecting multiple babies (twins, triplets, quadruplets, etc.)
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney disease
  • History of miscarriage
  • Genetic conditions
  • Other underlying health conditions
  • Fetal problems

For nearly 100 years, Lehigh Valley Health Network has had independent residency programs. We are a regional clinical campus of the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine and an accredited member of the nation’s Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems.

To learn more and apply, contact program coordinator Megan Ingram.

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