Program Overview

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship

The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Penn State University College of Medicine is a tertiary care center. Penn State Hershey serves as the maternal transport center for Central Pennsylvania. Our Labor & Delivery Unit is state-of-the-art; our ultrasound unit consists of top of the line equipment. We have three sonographers operating three rooms with an expected annual volume of nearly 8,000 scans. The Fellowship Program training occurs in our main hospital where the program director is located. Specialty rotations and electives are available. In addition to our clinical strength, resources for basic and clinical science research are significant.  We are the only unit in central Pennsylvania to have four faculty certified in Maternal Fetal Medicine by the American  Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).

We have fellowship faculty that are funded in basic science, translational and clinical research. More than half of the fellowship time is devoted to development of research training endeavors. Fellows have a consistent educational curriculum dedicated to them. The fellow will have the Program Director as a mentor, or can also choose a mentor from the MFM faculty. 
 
Our program offers valuable research opportunities that very few fellowship programs are able to offer. The fellowship training has complete dedication to the guidelines and recommendations of ABOG. Educational curricula include fellow core series lectures, clinical and research journal clubs, ultrasound lectures, research reviews, a genetic series, and a perinatal conference. Our perinatal genetic training includes amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, genetic counseling, PUBS, and intrauterine transfusions. We offer a Masters degree in Clinical Research, in addition to the required courses as set forth by ABOG. Training involves a well balanced combination of perinatal consultations, genetics, prenatal diagnosis/ treatment, high risk obstetrical care, and ultrasonography. 
 
The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fetal Imaging Suite has received accreditation from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, an association dedicated to promoting the safe and effective use of ultrasound. Accreditation means our practice has met nationally accepted standards and has demonstrated consistent excellence in patient care. Effectively and safely meeting the growing needs of our patients is our number one priority. We are a full-service obstetrical ultrasound facility. 

 

Genetic Counseling

  • Wendy L. Glatfelter, M.S., C.G.C.
    Certified Genetic Counselor
Sonographers
  • Robin Burns, BS, ARDMS
  • Jonna Pierce, R.D.M.S.
  • Kristi Klauger, R.D.M.S.
Nurses
  • Pam Macrina, R.N.
  • Meghan Nicklas, R.N.

 

 

  • Kari Whitley, M.D.
    Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Julianne Lauring, M.D.
    Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Alexis DiSilvestro, M.D.

 

 

 

  • Applications accepted through ERAS.
  • For more information, please contact: Deb Lutz, Fellowship Program Coordinator
    Phone: 717-531-8142, selection option 4
    Fax: 717-531-0117
    Email: dlutz@hmc.psu.edu