The mission of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at UAB is to train future leaders in MFM with complimentary skill sets in maternal care, fetal ultrasound and clinical research. A three-year fellowship program in Maternal-Fetal Medicine is structured to provide each fellow with a broad-based experience in all of the clinical and research aspects of MFM so that graduates will be well prepared for careers as academic clinicians and clinician scientists.

Graduates of our program will be able to

  • Successfully care for medically complex women
  • Diagnose and manage fetal and obstetrical complications
  • Perform complex maternal surgery
  • Perform diagnostic fetal procedures and basic fetal interventions
  • Understand and apply core clinical research concepts.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Genetics Fellowship

In addition, the division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine offers a combined four-year fellowship program providing training in both Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Clinical Genetics in conjunction with the Department of Medical Genetics. Through this integrated program fellows gain not only all of the experience of the traditional MFM fellowship, but also the clinical and technical knowledge required for the practice of clinical genetics. While most fellows who participate in this dual certification program concentrate in prenatal genetics, they also gain experience in all areas of clinical genetics and knowledge regarding the rapidly advancing field of genomics and genomic technologies. In general, the joint MFM-Genetics fellowship enrolls fellows on alternate years so interested applicants should check with the program coordinator to determine if applications are being accepted in any given year.


The fellowship selection process is highly selective and aims to identify candidates with exceptional clinical and surgical aptitude, as well as interest and demonstrated ability in basic, translational or clinical research. Additional information regarding the fellowship is available on the ERAS website.

Fellowship Director

Lorie HarperLorie Harper, M.D.
Associate Professor

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