Our ACGME-approved fellowship program in maternal-fetal medicine is a three-year program designed to qualify the candidate for advanced certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). Our program is approved to accept one fellow annually. The Director of the MFM Fellowship at the UT Health San Antonio is Dr. Patrick S. Ramsey. Dr. Kayla Ireland is the Associate MFM fellowship Director.

Fellows completing our program will have a comprehensive skill set to allow them to serve as a consultant to other obstetric and non-obstetric providers. These skills are gained through clinical experiences, engagement in departmental/institutional quality improvement projects, participation in root-cause analyses, and peer-review.

Extensive basic science and clinical resources are available through the department and institution for fellow research and thesis endeavors. Fellows are provided with training in critical review of the literature and regularly engage in manuscript for review for one or more journals in obstetrics and gynecology. Additional unique attributes of our program include fellow participation in our South Texas Center for Placenta Accreta Spectrum, Comprehensive Zika center, Perinatal Palliative Care Program, and Multidisciplinary Maternal Cardiac Care Clinic.

Fellows in the program are also required to participate in regional/state efforts to improve maternal and fetal/infant mortality. In addition, fellows are provided with an opportunity to participate in regional and state-level advocacy and quality improvement efforts (fetal infant mortality review, regional and state perinatal advisory council, March of Dimes, etc). These additional aspects of training provide additional breadth and experiences to allow the fellow to experience the full spectrum of an academic MFM consultant.

Applicant interviews schedule in 2021

July 14, 2021
July 21, 2021
August 4, 2021
August 18, 2021


For questions about the fellowship, contact Program Coordinator, Patricia D. Gutierrez, Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Patrick S. Ramsey or Associate Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Kayla E. Ireland

Patrick S. Ramsey, MD, MSPH
Phone: 210-567-5009
Fax: 210-567-5062
Email: ramseyp@uthscsa.edu

Kayla E. Ireland, MD, MSCI
Phone: 210-567-5009
Fax: 210-567-5062
Email: ireland@uthscsa.edu

Patricia D. Gutierrez
Phone: 210-450-8795
Fax: 210-567-3485
Email: gutierrezp4@uthscsa.edu

UT Health San Antonio
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 7836
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

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Application Process

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Program Description

Our MFM fellowship program provides for an outstanding academic environment for training the next generation of academic MFM specialists.


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Fellowship Objectives

Clinical, research, and teaching activities are given equal importance and fellows are provided opportunities to achieve their full potential in each area.

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Our Faculty

The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine consists of six MFM faculty and all actively participate in the Fellows’ training.

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