Combined Maternal-Fetal Medicine / Medical Genetics and Genomics Fellowship Program

Director and Associate Director

Gerald L. Feldman, M.D., PH.D.

Professor, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, and Department of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine.


Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Wayne State University Director DMC/WSU/PRB Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program


About Our Training Program

  • Four-year combined program
  • Clinical training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Board eligibility through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics upon completion of the program
  • Broad exposure to clinical genetics and genomics, including prenatal, pediatric and adult patients, diagnostic laboratory services (molecular genetics, cytogenetics, and biochemical genetics) and maternal-fetal medicine

Medical Genetics and Genomics Objectives

  • Clinical skills in prenatal and postnatal genetic conditions
  • Develop competency in the diagnosis and management of conditions affecting women with complicated pregnancies and patients with genetic diseases
  • Develop competencies in the clinical genetic and genomic basis of disease (both pediatric and adult), diagnostic testing (molecular genetics, cytogenetics and biochemical genetics) and dysmorphology
  • Fellows are required to accumulate a logbook of 150 cases with genetic or possible genetic conditions involving evaluation, counseling, and management of pediatric, adult, prenatal, and cancer genetic patients

Educational Program

  • Six monthly clinical rotations in Reproductive Genetics count for both MFM and Medical Genetics + clinical genetics and MFM rotations
  • Eighteen months of research rotations, with at least 6 months related to genetics

Contact Information

Fellowship Coordinator:
Ms. Michelle Cichon
Phone: (313) 577-3982