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Fellowship - MFM

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Welcome to the Wake Forest School of Medicine Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Homepage.

Wake Forest School of Medicine has been training fellows in the subspecialty of Maternal Fetal Medicine since the 1970’s, making it one of the longest-standing, continuously running, MFM Fellowship programs in the country. Wake Forest is a fantastic place to work and to learn as you take those initial steps into shaping your future career to care for couples at highest-risk during their pregnancy.

The MFM Fellowship program is an important focus for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We strive to provide a collaborative atmosphere where each individual is a learner as well as a teacher. Being the sole academic Maternal Fetal Medicine practice in the western half of North Carolina with a MFM Fellowship program, we have a tremendous geographic catch area, which also includes a significant part of western Virginia, the southern part of West Virginia, and parts of Tennessee. This broad geographic catchment area allows for a steady stream of patients with the widest array of pathologies. We foster close mentoring relationships and prepare fellows for all aspects of a professional career in Maternal Fetal Medicine, no matter where their path takes them. Our fellows have pursued clinical practice around the country in both academic and private settings.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is an 830-bed tertiary care institution affiliated with the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Most all specialties are represented. Our emergency department, a level one adult & pediatric trauma center, has an annual volume of >100,000 patient visits and sees the entire spectrum of human illness. Brenner Children’s Hospital, a 160-bed tertiary care center for children, is located on campus. A brand new state-of-the-art pediatric ED opened in 2011 and serves as North Carolina's only level one pediatric trauma center. The Labor and Delivery unit is located at Forsyth Medical Center approximately 3 miles away, and boasts ~6,500 deliveries annually while we also provide consultation at our Comprehensive Fetal Care Center and the Women’s Hospital in the next county which has an annual delivery volume of ~6,500.

Some of our favorite features of the MFM Fellowship program include the diverse patient population we care for, our section’s enthusiasm for fellowship education, the highly collegial atmosphere and dedicated mentorship. The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Wake Forest is a dynamic group of medical professionals dedicated to the mission to provide extraordinary training for our fellows in comprehensive, compassionate, continuous, and evidenced-based patient care and to prepare them for medical practice and medical leadership in the 21st century. Fellows are encouraged to pursue their passions while working with mentors to enhance their clinical skills and gaining invaluable educational and research experience.

Winston-Salem is part of the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. Along with the cities of Greensboro, High Point and immediate surrounding areas, our local population is well over one million. Located near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains (less than a one hour drive to the mountains) and a vast selection of beaches, from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Myrtle Beach, SC (a four to five hour drive) outdoor activities abound. The quality of living here is extremely high, and the cost of living is low. Most of our fellows buy a home during fellowship. With the undergraduate Wake Forest University campus (NCAA division 1 sports in ACC conference) being in town, along with the North Carolina School of the Arts (Top 5 school in the country), there is a surprising abundance of cultural and sporting activities in our town for our fellows to experience during their time here.

We are delighted to continue the legacy and tradition of the Wake Forest Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine by serving in our role as Coordinator and Directors of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program and we look forward to meeting you! 

Marla K. Love
Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Joshua F. Nitsche, MD, PhD, FACOG
Associate Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
Director of Simulation, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assistant Professor
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Brian C. Brost, MD, FACOG, FACS
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
Director, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine 

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