The mission of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship program at Cleveland Clinic is to train and develop maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists with the skills necessary to become a junior faculty member at any academic institution in the United States or join a clinical practice as a fully functioning member.

The program will provide fellows with enhanced education and clinical training in medical and obstetrical complications of pregnancy, fetal diagnostic imaging/prenatal diagnosis, and fetal intervention. Fellows will learn how to evaluate, treat and manage the full range of maternal-fetal disorders.

In addition, fellows will learn research methodology related to their individual area of interest. The program will provide education on quality and safety implementation so that they can continue to advance the practice of maternal-fetal medicine.

Cleveland Clinic is a major teaching institution and a leader in clinical care. By combining the large clinical obstetrical volume and the state of the art research facilities of the Lerner Research Institute, fellows will gain experience to become leaders in the field of maternal-fetal medicine.

Cleveland Clinic has four delivery units and has the only fetal intervention program in Northeast Ohio. The Cleveland Clinic system is responsible for over 60% of all deliveries in Cuyahoga County and approximately 10% of all deliveries in the state of Ohio.

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship will include:

  • 2 months of Labor and Delivery as the supervising physician
  • 1 month in Surgical Intensive Care
  • 12 clinical months that span both inpatient and outpatient care in maternal-fetal medicine
  • 13 months of research
  • 9 months dedicated to focused education related to clinical and research interests

During the months of clinical service, fellows have an opportunity to experience the full gamut of clinical practice seen in many teaching institutions by beginning the day with rounding on antepartum patients, followed by office based experience. The office based experience provides an opportunity for fellows to refine their prenatal diagnosis skills, as well as deliver consultation and antenatal care.

During the two clinically focused years the fellows will attend their own continuity clinic in which they will manage high risk pregnancies in conjunction with maternal-fetal medicine faculty.

Throughout the second year of fellowship the fellow will have a concentrated research opportunity that is not encumbered by any clinical activity other than night call. The fellow will have 9 months of elective time, during which the individual will have the opportunity to do research, broaden their exposure to specific clinical areas, or refine skills that may require more focused training. When the fellow is on Main Campus during these elective months, they will have the opportunity to work with the Fetal Intervention program and the Special Delivery Unit that manages pregnancies that require quaternary care.

For more information about the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship program contact:

Crys Draconi
Fellowship Program Manager, OB/Gyn
Women’s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 216.444.9245

How to Apply

How to Apply

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship accepts one fellow per year. All positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) match. International applicants are invited to apply through the NRMP as well.

How to Apply

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship application service participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our application requirements are the same as the standard ERAS application.

Please note: Applicant must have completed an ABOG approved residency program.

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International Medical Graduates

Frequently asked question by graduates of international medical school regarding the application process:


Application deadline is in conjunction with the SMFM Common Application dates.


Interviews will take place in August and invitations are sent via ERAS in conjunction with the SMFM Common Application dates. Detailed information regarding the actual interview day, traveling to Cleveland, hotel accommodations, etc. will be provided to the applicant once the interview is confirmed.

Remember to register with NRMP before you are interviewed.

For further questions, please contact:

Crys S. Draconi
Fellowship Program Manager
Women’s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 216.445.9093
Mobile: 216.216.316.9011