Maternal Fetal Medicine
The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine is comprised of three Fellowship-trained and Board Certified experts in the field of Perinatal Medicine & Surgery. In addition to completing a four-year residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians (also known as MFM specialists or perinatologists) have also completed a three-year Fellowship program approved by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). A MFM subspecialist, as defined and certified by ABOG, is a subspecialist in obstetrics and gynecology who, by virtue of additional education, cares for and/or provides consultation for women with complications of pregnancy. This activity requires advanced knowledge of the obstetrical, medical and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effect on both the mother and the fetus. It also requires expertise in the most current approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of women with complicated pregnancies.
Our specialists provide consultation, diagnosis, and treatment in collaboration with the patient’s private obstetricians. The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at HackensackUMC has an exclusive program.
Perinatal Diagnostic Unit
Focuses on the first, second, and third trimester diagnosis of sonographically visible fetal anomalies. This diagnostic unit performs various invasive/non-invasive fetal procedures as a modality of diagnosis and/or therapy.
The Fetal Care Program
A multidisciplinary establishment that guides the Obstetrician and the patient with various fetal anomalies or medical/ surgical complications during pregnancy.
Center for Abnormal Placentation (CAP)
The first program in the nation to specialize exclusively with the diagnosis and surgical management of placenta accreta.
Obstetrical Research Division
The research division is focused on building the CAP as the site of major translational efforts within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.