Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program

Thank you for your interest in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
at the University of South Florida

Judette Louis, MD
Fellowship Director
Division of MFM

The University of South Florida Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship program aims to produce groundbreaking and innovative researchers, exemplary clinicians and educators to promote and enhance the field and practice of Maternal Fetal Medicine. The mission of the University of South Florida College of Medicine is to provide the best possible educational experience through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

Educational Curriculum

Our training program is based upon the learning objectives as described in the Guide to Learning Maternal-Fetal Medicine and incorporates the six core competencies as defined by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. Dedicated fellow educational sessions occur weekly and include didactic lectures, interactive clinical reviews and MFM journal club. Further education is provided through monthly multidisciplinary fetal care sessions and quarterly multidisciplinary perinatal research seminars.

Research Experience

Research training is focused on the interests of the individual fellow. We have opportunities for research in epidemiology, clinical trials, translation research and basic science. Fellows will design their research projects in collaboration with mentors within the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. However, we encourage a multidisciplinary approach to research. Current studies in the department are conducted in conjunction with investigators from the College of Medicine, College of Public Health, College of Nursing, College of Engineering, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, and College of Arts and Sciences.

Clinical Experience

The strengths of this program include the large clinical volume that encompasses the full spectrum of maternal and fetal diagnosis and management. The referral base includes the physicians and hospitals within the greater Tampa Bay area and extends throughout most of the central western Florida region. Our hospital partner is Tampa General Hospital which is a nationally ranked center for multiple medical subspecialties. There is a tertiary care labor and delivery suite, a level III NICU, and a level I trauma center. Tampa General Hospital serves as the academic medical center for the Greater Tampa Bay area, which has a population of 2.5 million people.

The fellows' clinical experience will allow them to provide care and consultative services regarding pregnancy specific complications, maternal pre-existing medical conditions, fetal diagnosis and fetal therapy. Upon completion of their diverse and enriched experience, the fellows will be equipped to provide care and consultative services within the field of MFM.


The University of South Florida Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship meets the requirements of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and it is approved for three fellowship positions.


When you successfully complete the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, you will be eligible to take the subspecialty certification examination in Maternal-Fetal Medicine offered by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


The MFM fellowship program is a member of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The program complies and follows the guidelines as a member. Applicants must register with the NRMP. Applications for a first-year position for July 2016 is available through ERAS, with interviews scheduled for summer 2015.


After completed applications are reviewed, candidates who are selected for an interview are contacted by phone or email, usually May through July as applications are completed. An interview is required for consideration.

Interviews generally take place during the later summer months.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Team


Charles Lockwood, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine


Anthony Odibo, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine


Stephanie Romero, MD
Assistant Professor
Maternal Fetal Medicine


Valerie Whiteman, MD
Associate Professor
Maternal Fetal Medicine


Jerome Yankowitz, MD
James M. Ingram Professor
Maternal Fetal Medicine


Patricia Bornick, MSN, RN
Fetal Care Center Coordinator

Helpful Links

Maternal Fetal Medicine Division
Fetal Care Center of Tampa Bay
MFM Current Fellows
Graduate Medical Education Information (Including salary/benefits)
Living in Tampa

OB/GYN Fellowship Office:
Phone 813-259-8876 ∙ Fax 813-250-2560
Quincy Pier