Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program



Shauna Williams, MD
Program Director


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship page at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School!

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship program is a three year program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).   The program provides training to two fellows (1-1-0) who rotate through University Hospital in Newark, NJ and Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ.

As a large inner city teaching hospital, University Hospital has a diverse and high acuity patient population. University Hospital is the main teaching hospital for Rutgers New Jersey Medical School for medical students, residents and fellows.  The maternal fetal medicine-neonatology unit is a state approved level three regional perinatal center, providing the highest quality antenatal diagnostic and therapeutic services and receives both maternal and newborn transfers.  Hackensack University Medical Center is a tertiary care center with over 6,000 deliveries per year.  Their Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Surgery performs over 16,000 fetal diagnostics per year and 200 fetal procedures. The fellows participate in outpatient high risk obstetric care, fetal diagnostic procedures, inpatient consultation and complicated surgical procedures during their two rotations there.

Fellows have opportunities to participate in basic science, translational and clinical research at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.  Interdepartmental collaboration is supported.  Fellows also participate in clinical research projects under the supervision of the program director and other division faculty.  Fellows have access to established NJMS core facilities, the Academic Computing Center and statistical support services.  Research design and implementation are taught to the fellows during regular meetings with the research mentor and the program director. 

Thank you for your interest in our program.  I look forward to meeting you and feel free to reach out to us if you have any additional questions. 

Shauna Williams, MD
Associate Professor
Program Director


For further information about the application and interview process, please direct your queries to:

Katherine Marquez
Fellowship Program Coordinator



Joseph Apuzzio, MD              
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health
Director, Division of MaternalFetal Medicine
Professor of Radiology



Lisa Gittens-Williams, MD     
Director of Obstetrics, University Hospital



Shauna Williams, MD            
Associate Professor
Program Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship



Abdulla Al-Khan, MD             
Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Site Director
Hackensack University Medical Center


Jesus Alvarez-Perez, MD      
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Hackensack University Medical Center