The UNC Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship program participates in the electronic application submission process ERAS.  The application deadline for the fellowship is May 31 . Letters of support may be mailed separately and must be received by May 31.

Learn more about our program, our faculty and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in our comprehensive guide: 2019-2020 MFM Fellowship Blue Book

The ERAS application needs to include:

  • Electronic Application
  • Picture
  • Transcript
  • MSPE
  • 4 Letters of Support (1-Chairman, 1-Program Director, 2-applicant’s choice)
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE, ECFMC and COMLEX transcript as applicable

Applicants are notified during the summer about interviews for the available two positions.

For additional questions about this fellowship, please contact Fellowship Director Dr. Robert Strauss or Fellowship Coordinator Qiana Davis.

Our mission is to prepare highly skilled subspecialists dedicated to the care of pregnant women and their fetuses, spanning the breadth and depth of the specialty. To achieve this, the educational experiences are tailored to the fellow’s interests and needs. Acquisition and development of research skills is an important component of the educational process and critical and analytic thinking are an expectation for completion of the fellowship. The faculty of the division of maternal-fetal medicine supports the clinical and research missions of the fellowship training program by mentoring fellows to achieve future successes as clinicians, academicians and as national leaders in maternal-fetal medicine.

There are two tracks available to achieve the educational objectives of the fellowship:

  • Track 1: Basic Science/Clinical Research Track – no additional degree conferred
  • Track 2: Masters in Public Health Track – fellow pursues a Master Degree in Public Health in Maternal Child Health, Epidemiology, Health Behavior, Health Policy and Administration, or Biostatistics through the UNC School of Public Health. Fellows in either track are assigned 12 months of core maternal-fetal Medicine clinical rotations, 18 months of dedicated research time (at which time fellows in MPH track complete their coursework), and six months of electives (one month each of NICU, ICU, OB Anesthesia, Pediatric Cardiology, Genetics, plus a one month selective, where the fellow chooses the rotation).

Fellows are clinical faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and they actively participate in the education and supervision of medical students and residents.

UNC MFM 2019 Fellows at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine annual meeting.



Year Fellow Current Employer
1996 Lydia Wright New Hanover Regional Hospital, Wilmington, NC
1997 Christian A. Chisholm University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA
1998 Brita K. Boyd Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC
1998 Robert A. Strauss University of NC at Chapel Hill, NC
2000 Alexander Allaire The Longstreet Clinic, Gainesville, GA
2001 Paul Whitecar Wake Forest Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
2002 Jennifer L. Bailit MetroHealth Cleveland, OH
2003 Garrett Lam University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN
2004 Amy M. Adelberg Obstetrix Medical Group, Denver, CO
2005 Thomas N. Trevett Private Practice, Alpharetta, GA
2006 Teresa Harper U. Colorado, Platte River Perinatal Center, Denver, CO
2007 Amy Picklesimer Greenville Memorial Hospital OB/GYN Center, Greenville, SC
2008 Michael Ruma Perinatal Associates, Albuquerque, NM
2009 Amanda Horton Marder Northwestern University at Evanston
2010 M. Ashley Hickman Univ of Texas Southwestern Maternal Fetal Medicine, Dallas, TX
2011 Sina Haeri Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas
2011 Arthur Baker Savannah Perinatology Associates with the Womens Health Institute
Affiliate of Mercer Univ SOM, Macon, GA
2012 Champa Woodham Med Center of Central Georgia at Mercer Univ SOM , Macon, GA
2012 Corey Booker Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Kacey Eichelberger

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Carmen Beamon

Wake Med, Raleigh, NC

Dana Smith

Kaiser Permanente in Maryland

Elizabeth Stringer

UNC OB-GYN, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Samantha Wiegand

Perinatal Partners via Premiere Health Specialists in Dayton, OH

Jessica McPherson

UNC OB-GYN, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
2016 Marcella Smid University of Utah
2017 Matt Grace Nashville, TN
2017 Sarah Dotters-Katz Duke University
2018 Laura Carlson Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC
2018 Jackie Grant Piedmont Columbus Regional Health, Columbus, GA
2019 Ashley Battarbee University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
2019 Angelica Glover UNC-Chapel Hill