Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship

This fellowship, jointly sponsored by the Perinatology Research Branch of NICHD/NIH, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Detroit Medical Center, has a strong academic emphasis and is organized to train academic leaders in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The fellowship provides: exceptional clinical training, a comprehensive and in-depth educational experience, and broad and rich research opportunities. There is also approval by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Medical Genetics for a combined Maternal-Fetal Medicine/Medical Genetics training program. Clinical training takes place at the Detroit Medical Center (Hutzel Women's Hospital) which houses the Branch and the WSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The main obstetrical service delivers approximately 5,000 patients per year. Clinical emphasis is on the management of high-risk pregnancies, genetics, and prenatal diagnosis using advanced sonographic techniques (three- and four-dimensional and Doppler ultrasound). The MFM Division performs over 11,000 ultrasound examinations per year. MFM fellows also participate in the care of critically ill women at the Maternal Special Care Unit. Fellows learn to perform amniocentesis, chorionic villous sampling, cordocenteses, and intrauterine transfusions. A top priority of the Program is to train fellows in clinical and basic research methodology. The MFM faculty is internationally known for seminal contributions to the field of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and ultrasound. There is a strong research emphasis on preterm birth prevention, microbiology, infectious disease, reproductive immunology, and ultrasound imaging/prenatal diagnosis. The Program also has laboratories focusing on placental pathology, molecular biology, immunology, and cytogenetics.


Ali Al-Housseini, M.D.
Medical School: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Residency: Georgia Regents University-Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
Adham Alsamsam, M.D.
Medical School: University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria
Residency: Sparrow Hospital/Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Hunter Gomez-Roberts, M.D.
Medical School: Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Care Center, New York, New York
Jonathan Faro, M.D.
Medical School: Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Residency: St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey
Navleen Gill, M.D.
Medical School: University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Saint Kitts
Residency: Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan

Aneesha Varrey, M.D.
Medical School: J.S.S. Medical College, Karnataka, India
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

Anderson Lo, D.O.
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California
Residency: Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts