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Division of Maternal-Fetal (Perinatal) Medicine

Our Clinical and Basic Science Faculty

  • Provide primary and consultative care for high-risk pregnancies through UCSD Perinatal Associates
  • Train residents and clinical fellows to provide evidence-based empathetic care to women with high-risk pregnancies
  • Train graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to become outstanding biomedical scientists
  • Conduct cutting edge basic, translational and clinical research aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the mother and fetus / newborn

     Division Director

     Thomas F. Kelly, MD

"Welcome to the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Our division has a large number of exceptional clinician-educators, as well as basic science, translational, and clinical investigators. We provide clinical care for those with complicated pregnancies, consultation for patients referred by other obstetrical providers, prenatal imaging and diagnostic procedures. The division has specific interests in placental disorders, diabetes, hypertension, and fetal imaging, with faculty leading active research programs in these areas. We have a highly regarded training program in maternal-fetal medicine, which continues to produce the next generation of academic and clinical perinatologists.""

Division News/Spotlight


Training and Education

Fellowship Training Program in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Labs and Research

Current MFM Fellows

Kathy Zhang-Rutledge, MD
Dora Melber, MD
Lauryn Gabby, MD

Faculty Support

Lizeth Gallegos,
       for Louise Laurent, Amanda Lewis, Warren Lewis
 Hitomi O'Briant, 858-249-1207;
        for Andrew Hull, Thomas Kelly, Sandy Ramos, Maryam Tarsa, and Richard Wolf
TBD, 619-543-2699;
       for Thomas R. Moore
 Sue Custodio, 858-249-1205;
        for Jerry Ballas, Leah Lamale-Smith, and Doug Woelkers