Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship | Obstetrics and Gynecology | UC Davis Health

Fellowship Programs

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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The fellowship training program in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) at the UC Davis Medical Center is an ACGME-certified three-year program that includes 24 months of clinical training and 12 months of mentored focused research. There will be one fellow accepted annually into the program, with a total of three fellows. The clinical training includes instruction in on all aspects of MFM, including obstetrical, fetal, medical, and surgical complications of pregnancy under the direction of the MFM core faculty. Each fellow will complete 18 months of clinical training in MFM core areas, 6 months of electives including 2-4 week rotations in NICU, Pathology and Anesthesiology, and 12 months of protected research time. The research experience will have either a basic science research focus or a clinical research focus, with intensive mentorship in either area. Research are available with mentors at the main campus in Davis CA as well as the health sciences campus in Sacramento CA.

The UC Davis Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship starts on August 1 and will conclude three years later on July 31.

Program Goals

We aim to train...

  • Leaders in the field of MFM by providing outstanding clinical and research training.
  • Outstanding clinicians with an expansive knowledge in inpatient and outpatient clinical care of patients with complex medical conditions.
  • Excellent surgeons, independently competent in the breadth of complex obstetric procedures and care of complex obstetric complications.
  • Clinicians with strong understanding in the care of complex fetal abnormalities that may or may not undergo fetal surgery.
  • Physicians with compassion in counseling patients in clinic and participate in the weekly multidisciplinary conference focusing on diagnosis and care plan for complex fetal patients.
  • Providers competent in the principles of extensive Obstetric ultrasound for prenatal diagnosis and train in fetal reduction by KCl injection, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.
  • Physicians with an appreciation for research, either in their own academic careers as clinician scientists, or with an appreciation for and understanding of ongoing investigation that allows critical interpretation of the literature and application to patient care.
  • Physicians who recognize the importance of continued lifelong learning, with a commitment to staying current in practice and the related literature as the field moves forward.
  • MFM specialists that are excellent in practice but also recognize their own limitations and know when to ask for help.
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Application Information

Applicants interested in applying for the fellowship training program in Maternal-Fetal Medicine can submit their application through the ERAS website.

The UC Davis Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship starts on August 1 and will conclude three years later on July 31.

We will be accepting applications starting in December 2023 for the 2025-2026 academic year. The program will adhere to the SMFM common program dates.

  • Application deadline: April 28
  • Interview invites will be sent: May 20
  • Interview dates: July 31 and August 28

In addition to the ERAS application, applicants are requested to send copies of CREOG scores directly to Martha Morris. This program requires a minimum of three letters of recommendation. If a rotation was completed at a fetal surgery center and that letter is not included as one of the letters of recommendation, please send that to Martha as well.

Individuals interested in obtaining additional information should contact Martha Morris, Education Program Analyst for Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Phone: 916-734-6978

Training Location

The primary location for the program is at the UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) in Sacramento, California. The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine also provides services in the Northern California region that extends north to the Oregon border, south to the San Joaquin Valley, east to Reno, Nevada, and west to the Bay Area. All Division members are on the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine.

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Director and Faculty
  • Herman Locsin Hedriana, M.D.

    Division Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

    Dr. Herman Hedriana returned to UC Davis’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine division in Obstetrics & Gynecology in March 2018. He was an Assistant Professor in Residence from July 1994 through June 1998 and for over 19 years, he has been Volunteer Clinical Faculty. Dr. Hedriana's main focus is premature birth risk assessment including preterm labor evaluation and effective use of antenatal corticosteroids. He feels patient safety, welfare, and their right to information comes first. He has been an active volunteer for March of Dimes for 15 years, involved in prematurity prevention, health care disparities, and healthcare policies involving different communities in California.

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  • Nina Boe, M.D.

    Clinical Professor

    Dr. Boe's clinical interests include prenatal diagnosis, pregestational and gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and complications with twin gestations. Her research activities focus on improved screening procedures for diabetes in pregnancy.

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  • Shannon Clark, M.D.

    Assistant Clinical Professor

    Dr. Clark is board certified in Family and Community Medicine, and also completed a fellowship in Clinical Obstetrics. Her specialty interests focus on the care of pregnant women with mental illness or substance abuse. Dr. Clark also created and runs a weekly medication management and support group for women with mood disorders from pre-conception through one-year post-partum. The Intensive outpatient program (IOP) clinic provides medication management, education, advocacy and supportive therapy. The group setting aims to promote the development and delivery of health infants by treating and supporting the emotional well-being of the mother as an adjunct to prenatal and post-partum care.

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  • Nancy Field, M.D.

    Clinical Professor

    Dr. Field's areas of interest include management of diabetic pregnancies, medical complications and fetal growth abnormalities during pregnancy, and fetal sonography. Her research currently focuses on outcomes in diabetic pregnancies.

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  • Amelia McLennan, M.D.

    Associate Clinical Professor

    Dr. Amelia McLennan joined the Maternal-Fetal Medicine division after completing her fellowship at Columbia University in New York, NY. She offers care for women with a range of high-risk medical, surgical, and fetal conditions during pregnancy. She has special clinical interest in ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, genetic testing, multiple gestations, and fetal therapy.

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  • Carolyn Reyes, M.D.

    Associate Clinical Professor

    Dr. Carolina Reyes joined the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in 2019. She is returning to academics after serving as an Attending Physician in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Valley Children’s Specialty Medical Group in Sacramento, CA; MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC; Virginia Hospital Center-Physician Group; and the Medical Director, Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Virginia Hospital Center. Dr. Reyes’s extensive academic experience includes: Associate Professor of Clinical Ob/Gyn at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; Attending Staff at Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California; Assistant Professor in Residence at University of California, Los Angeles, Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California; Senior Scholar, United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; and Assistant Professor at George Washington University, Washington DC. Dr. Reyes is looking forward to working with our Residents and Fellows while helping our patients and their families grow.

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  • Krishna Singh, M.D.

    Director, UC Davis Prenatal Diagnosis Center
    Assistant Clinical Professor

    Dr. Krishna Singh joined the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in 2020. She is triple board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Medical Genetics and Genomics. She has brought her expertise in Prenatal Genetics to the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the Fetal Treatment Center. Dr. Singh has specialty in diagnostic evaluation and advanced molecular testing of fetuses and adults with rare genetic disorders.

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  • Véronique Taché, M.D.

    Clinical Professor
    Residency Program Director

    Dr. Taché specializes in taking care of women with high-risk pregnancies. Her clinical interests include fetal growth abnormalities, multiples and higher order multiples, prevention of preterm birth, maternal coagulation disorders and endocrine disorders.

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  • Nourhan Osman, M.S., C.G.C.

    Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor

  • Laila Rhee, M.S., C.G.C.

    Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor

    Ms. Rhee is a genetic counselor specializing in prenatal counseling primarily to women and families with high risk pregnancies. She has a special interest in fetal congenital heart disorders, neuromuscular disorders and infertility. Respecting autonomy and rights of the patient, she wants to provide genetic information and support so that patients make informed decisions about their medical care and make the best possible adjustment for their family.

  • Kathryn Rice, M.S., L.C.G.C.

    Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor

  • Paige Cleek, MS, LCGC

    Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor


The UC Davis Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship places value on trainees with diversity of thoughts, experiences, and perspectives. Care is taken to interview candidates who come from a variety of backgrounds including geographic, socioeconomic, racial, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and training. These factors are considered when evaluating the pool of applicants, as diversity is core to the mission of our program. The program is open to alternative certification pathways which comply with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology requirements for graduate medical education, professionalism and professional standing.

The UC Davis Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion works to create a climate of inclusion reflected in structures, policies and practices; the demographics of UC Davis Health community; the attitudes and values of its members and leaders; and the quality of personal interactions.

For the ninth consecutive year, UC Davis has been recognized as a leader in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) health equality in the Healthcare Quality Index, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s LGBTQ civil rights organization.

Sacramento is one of the most ethnically and socially diverse cities in America. Throughout your training here you will learn to care for patients from around the world and prepare yourself to provide quality healthcare to women who need it.