Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program

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

Valerie Whiteman, M.D.
Fellowship Director
Associate Professor
Division of MFM

The University of South Florida Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship program directs fellows to a continued career as academicians, groundbreaking and innovative researchers, exemplary clinicians and educators to promote and enhance the field and practice of Maternal Fetal Medicine. There are approximately 5,000 deliveries per year. Most patients high risk OB anesthesia and full medical/surgical consultations available 24 hours per day. 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 wide research experience within the institution will enable the graduating fellow to pursue independent academically productive careers. While under the guidance of the MFM faculty, the fellows will also develop their teaching abilities through supported collaborative teaching of OB/GYN to the residents throughout the institution.

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.
The mission of the University of South Florida College of Medicine is to provide the best possible educational experience for students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society. Our hospital partner is Tampa General Hospital which is a nationally ranked center for gynecologic procedures, and several other medical subspecialties, as well as Tampa General Hospital’s Genesis at Healthpark. 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.
Our fellows rotate at the following locations:

Fellowship Application Process

For information regarding the application for a 2013 Maternal Fetal Medicine PGY5 Fellowship position beginning 7/1/2013, please email Carla Foster at

ERAS Application

We will be accepting fellowship applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) for the 2014 Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship match.

The following items must be submitted to ERAS:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Minimum of 2 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of good standing from Residency Program Director
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcript from all medical schools attended
  • USMLE transcript including all attempts
  • Recent photograph
Additional documentation may be requested during the interview process:
  • Transcript of all college education
  • Transcript of CREOG scores
  • ECFMG certificate Medical School Diploma

Note: Any Documents in a language other than English must be submitted with a certified translation.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Team


Judette Louis, MD
Assistant Professor
Maternal Fetal Medicine


Michael Parsons, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine


William Spellacy, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine


Joseph Spinnato, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine


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


Patricia Bornick, RNC, MSN
Fetal Care Center Coordinator

Helpful Links

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


OB/GYN Fellowship Office:
Phone 813-259-8876 ∙ Fax 813-250-2501
Quincy Pier