Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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.


Tomi Kanninen, MD
Medical School: Università degli Studi di Perugia Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia 
Residency: Richmond University Medical Center Program (Obstetrics & Gynecology - General)
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Program (Obstetrics & Gynecology - General) 
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship: 2020 - 2023



Ola Hadaya, MD
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine 
Residency: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Program
(Obstetrics & Gynecology - General) 
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship: 2020 - 2023



Timothy Immonen, DO
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus in Spartanburg SC
Residency: SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship: 2021 - 2024




Carolyn Chatterton, DO, MPH
Medical School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Mesa, AZ 
Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital, West Islip, NY
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship: 2021 - 2024




Alexander Juusela, MD, MPH
Medical School: St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship: 2021 - 2024



Barbara Neshek, MD
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA
Residency: Ascension St. John Hospital Detroit, Michigan
Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship: 2022-2025




PanaitescuBogdan Panaitescu, MD, PhD
Medical School: Universitatea Ovidius Constanta
Residency: Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship: 2022 - 2025