Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship


The Fellowship Program trains specialists in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, with additional expertise in basic or clinical research, public health or epidemiology. The program prepares physicians for two possible career paths:

  1. Academic medicine with a foundation in research, with the capability to make significant contributions to the academic community.
  2. Community sub-specialty practice, with the knowledge and skills to act as a consultant to general obstetricians and be active in improving the delivery of health care to the population as a whole.

The fellowship training sites offer unique opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth.   At the University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview, fellows have the unique opportunity to provide tertiary care for a population of over 10,000 deliveries. 

Hennepin County Medical Center is the top Level I trauma center in the five state region.  HCMC serves a large indigent population, and during the rotation at this site, MFM fellows have the opportunity to manage severe trauma in pregnancy, substance abuse, and HIV infections. 

Abbott-Northwestern Hospital offers patients specialized and unique medical services.  The adjacent Minneapolis Children’s Hospital enhances the rare and complicated diseases and disorders affecting the fetus and the newborn.  ThePerinatal Clinic offers specialized neonatal and perinatal care and services for women with high-risk pregnancies to promote the healthiest possible pregnancy and birth.

For more information

Deborah Egger-Smith
Fellowship Administrator

Yasuko Yamamura, M.D.
Interim Fellowship Program Director

Prospective fellow resources

Living in Minnesota

Program director


Yasuko Yamamura, MD
Interim Fellowship Program Director

Assistant Program Director


Katherine Jacobs, DO
Assistant Fellowship Program Director