Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

David S. McKenna, M.D., Director


Annual Salary (FY 2013-14)

  • F1 — $57,492
  • F2 — $59,623
  • F3 — $61,827
Medical, dental, and vision: Group plans available for a nominal premium


All levels — Fellows are permitted three weeks of vacation per academic calendar year (July to July), and two weeks of conference, of which one week of conference will be the annual meeting of the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Additional leave or vacation may be approved at the program director’s discretion. Vacation and conference time may not be carried over to the next academic year.

Travel and Funding for Scientific Meetings

Currently each fellow is provided $5,000 funding per year for travel and educational expenses. The funds are distributed to the fellow as follows:

  • $1,000 from Miami Valley Hospital Medical Education
  • $2,000 from Wright State University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • $2,000 from Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

The program directors approval is required for travel and educational expenses. It is the fellow’s responsibility to make travel reservations and submit the required forms and receipts for reimbursement. There is the opportunity for reimbursement of travel expenses in excess of the $5,000, if the fellow has submitted and had accepted original scientific research for presentation. However this additional funding is not guaranteed, and is subject to availability. Travel and educational funds must be utilized in each academic year and cannot be carried over to the next year. All travel funds are contingent upon adequate funding.

Fellows attend the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Annual Meeting during each year of fellowship. The SMFM meeting provides the fellows with two days of didactic courses on current topics in MFM, and two and one-half days of presentations of current research.

The first-year fellow attends the SMFM’s annual fellows’ retreat. During the second year, the fellow will attend the Given Institute’s Annual NICHD Aspen Conference on Maternal-Fetal-Neonatal-Reproductive Medicine. This four-day workshop is to prepare physician scientists for a research career in perinatology and reproductive medicine.

The fellows will have the opportunity to attend other pertinent meetings such as the annual meeting of the Society of Gynecological Investigation (SGI) or the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting. It is required that the fellow has submitted and had accepted an original scientific work to the meeting (other than the SMFM, which all fellows attend) in order to attend. Fellows also have the opportunity to attend the Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health Care’s Exxcellence in Clinical Research course. This course is intended for fellows across the ob/gyn subspecialties and young academic faculty. The curriculum consists of research study design and analysis methodologies. The course is held several times per year. Acceptance is on a national competitive basis.

Other Information

While at Miami Valley Hospital, please note the following:

  • Miami Valley Hospital is a smoke-free environment; smoking is not permitted in or outside the hospital confines.
  • An annual history and physical examination must be completed, including appropriate lab work, drug screen and TB testing.
  • Evidence of employability (social security number) must be provided.
  • Fellows are required to obtain state licensure upon matching.