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  • Dr. Hsu to oversee WSU contract for Perinatology Research Branch

    Chaur-Dong Hsu, M.D., M.P.H., FACOG, professor and chair of the Wayne State University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is now the lead university faculty member overseeing WSU’s contract for the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/National Institutes of Health. READ MORE




The Perinatology Research Branch (NICHD/NIH)
Detroit Medical Center and
Wayne State University Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine



  • MFM Fellowship with a 25-year history of excellence
  • ACGME-accredited
  • Sponsored by the NIH and Wayne State University
  • The program has trained academic and clinical leaders worldwide
  • Combined Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship/Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency and Fellowship training available
  • Combined MFM/Genetics Fellowships
  • Exceptional clinical training in High-Risk Obstetrics
  • Strong emphasis on Advanced Fetal Imaging with Ultrasound
  • Training in all methods of prenatal diagnosis (amniocentesis, CVS, cordocentesis, intravascular transfusions, shunts, fetal endoscopy and treatment)
  • A dedicated Maternal Special Care Unit for critically ill mothers
  • A tradition of excellence in clinical and translational research, which facilitates the completion of a thesis
  • Offers the option of a Ph.D. in Reproductive Sciences
  • A well-developed mentored experience in clinical and translational research
  • Houses the Center for the Study of Human Growth and Development (C.S. Mott Center), a well-established laboratory dedicated to Reproductive Sciences
  • Seven total Fellowship positions, alternating 2-3 per year


“The mission of the Perinatology Research Branch is to conduct clinical and basic research in perinatal medicine and related disciplines with the goal of developing novel diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive strategies to reduce adverse pregnancy outcome, infant mortality and handicap as well as to provide research training for physicians, scientists and other health care professionals whose aim is to improve the health care of mothers and their children.”

Being part of the Perinatology Research Branch provides us all with the unique opportunity to improve our own lives by improving the lives of others. We get to do this in an intellectually stimulating environment, working with state-of-the-art technology, and living in a vibrant, dynamic and beautiful part of the world. This is why we regard our work to be not merely a job, or even just a career. It’s an exciting, demanding, and uniquely rewarding mission, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.