Fellowship Training Opportunities

For those who have completed residency, fellowships are available in Maternal/Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and Gynecologic Oncology. Our department also offers training as a Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Center. Select the title links below for more comprehensive information about each program.

Fellowship in Maternal/Fetal Medicine

Board-approved post-residency fellowship training in perinatal medicine is offered under the directorship of Dr. Andrew Hull, along with other members of the clinical (eight) and basic science PhD (four) faculty. The three-year program is built on a balanced research and clinical experience, and designed to prepare trainees for a career in academic medicine. Clinical emphasis is on the evaluation and management of a wide variety of obstetrical complications on our own busy University Hospital service (over 2,900 deliveries annually) and two nearby maternity units of the Scripps Health System (over 5,000 annual deliveries). Fellows receive training in genetics, invasive fetal diagnostic and therapeutic techniques as well as an in-depth study of various parameters of fetal and maternal physiology. Fellows participate in the UCSD Crest Program, which confers a certificate in Clinical Research with the option of an MPH degree. In addition to clinical research opportunities, the basic focus is in aspects of maternal-fetal-placental physiology. For more information and/or application, please contact Laura Diaz (ldiaz@ucsd.edu; 858-249-1207).

Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

The fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility is offered under the direction of Dr. R. Jeffrey Chang. There are five additional full time faculty and seven clinical attending faculty. This program is designed for obstetrician-gynecologists seeking training which qualifies them for special competence in reproductive endocrinology as granted by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and provides clinical training in the medical and surgical management of individuals with reproductive disorders. This includes infertility, ART, ovulatory disorders, ovarian failure/menopause, as well as participation in pediatric and medical endocrine clinics.

There is strong emphasis on research with expertise in molecular biology, cellular physiology, and clinical investigation. Trainees have the opportunity to participate in research activities involving reproductive neuroendocrinology, pituitary and ovarian interaction, ovarian physiology and pathology, and reproductive disorders related to infertility. For more information and/or application, please contact Andrea "Andi" Hartgrove (ahartgrove@ucsd.edu; 858-534-8930).

Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

The three-year fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery is offered under the direction of Dr. Mimi Lukacz. Faculty include Dr. Charles Nager (UCSD), Dr. Karl Luber (Kaiser Foundation Hospital), Dr. Michael Albo at UCSD, and Dr. Shawn Menefee at Kaiser. While there is a strong clinical component to the fellowship, the focus is to prepare graduates for careers in academic medicine. The fellowship is jointly shared and funded by UCSD and Kaiser. The combined program takes advantage of the strengths of each institution and diversifies the educational experience and training of the fellow. During each of the three years, there are three rotations of four months each in 1] UCSD clinical, 2] Kaiser clinical, and 3] research and electives.

The followship has been approved by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Urology. We accept one fellow every year who has satisfactorily completed an obstetrics and gynecology or urology residency which is accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (CRCPSC). We participate in the National Resident Subspecialty Matching Program. Applications are reviewed in July for fellowship training commencing the next July. For more information and/or application, please contact Angela Ribant (aribant@ucsd.edu; 858-657-8435).

Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology

The fellowship in gynecologic oncology is offered under the direction of Dr. Michael McHale. The goal of the UCSD gynecologic oncology fellowship is to train academic physician leaders in gynecologic oncology. In addition, we expect our fellowship trainees will acquire exemplary clinical skills. The Fellowship aims to train gynecologic oncologists who are expert in all aspects of cancer care: surgery, chemo/immunotherapy and radiation therapy. Our fellows will be prepared not only to practice clinical gynecologic oncology and conduct meaningful, independent research, but, given the unique and academically significant resources available at UCSD, we expect them to set new standards and lead advances in the field. For additional information regarding the Gyn/Onc fellowship, please contact Danise Alvarez (daalvarez@ucsd.edu; 858-822-6199.

Scholar in Women's Research Health Careers Center (WRHR)

UCSD is one of 20 sites nationwide with an NICHD/NIH-funded Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Center. Scholars accepted into this program following residency or fellowship are funded for up to five years at the assistant professor level and are engaged in a mentored training program. The program is dedicated to developing a cadre of broadly trained, independently funded clinician-scientists investigating key areas of women's health. Throughout the program, the faculty will conduct ongoing tutorials in which scholars will build knowledge in the areas of grant-writing skills, clinical and basic research methodology, publication and presentation of experimental findings, and health care delivery organization and economics. For more information and/or application, please contact Thomas Moore, MD (trmoore@ucsd.edu).