Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists, also known as perinatologists, are obstetrician gynecologists with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of obstetric, medical, surgical, and fetal complications of pregnancy. Our faculty consists of 14 nationally recognized physicians, board certified in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, with one faculty also board certified in Medical Genetics. Our physicians in the MFM Division:


  • Provide care for women with medical, obstetrical, or surgical problems complicating their pregnancies such as:
        • Preterm Birth
        • Diabetes
        • Hypertension
        • Multiple gestations
        • Abnormal placentation
  • Provide genetic screening and counseling services to assess the risk for genetic disorders such as Down syndrome in all pregnant women, especially those at high-risk based on maternal age, medical status, or prior history
  • Provide prenatal diagnosis for fetal abnormalities and continued management/counseling for these complicated pregnancies.

Patient Care

Clinical care is based at the UAB Women and Infant’s Center as well as the Obstetric Complications Clinic. Our diverse and large (over 4000 deliveries annually) patient population allows us to provide comprehensive consultative services, total obstetric care, genetic counseling, and ultrasonography for high risk pregnancies. UAB Maternal-Fetal Medicine serves as a regional referral center for both inpatient and outpatient care for women throughout the state of Alabama as well as in neighboring states. The division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine plays an active role in providing resources and backup to local physicians, hospitals, and their obstetric patients. The MFM division works closely with the Alabama Medicaid agency and the Alabama Department of Public Health in development of clinical perinatal practice guidelines. Additional details on the clinical care provided by UAB Maternal-Fetal Medicine can be found on the UAB Medicine website.

Education

The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine is dedicated to educating the next generation of medical students and obstetrics and gynecology residents. In addition we offer a 3-year fellowship program as well as a 4-year combined Maternal-Fetal Medicine/Medical Genetics fellowship. Additional details can be found on the MFM Fellowship website.

Research

The MFM Division has a historical tradition of conducting well-designed clinical research. In addition to participating in the multicenter NICHD-sponsored Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network to conduct multi-center clinical trials, members of the division are actively involved in ongoing clinical trials and studies on topics such hypertension in pregnancy, diabetes, preterm birth, and labor management. For further details on current studies, research endeavors, and participation in these studies, please see the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health.

Division Director

Brian CaseyBrian Casey, M.D.
Professor

UAB Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
1700 6th Ave South
Women & Infants Center Room 10270
Birmingham, AL 35233
205.934.5611