Fellowship in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

Fellowship in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy

As a fellow at The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, you will learn from some of the most experienced leaders and innovators in prenatal diagnosis and fetal interventions. The staff at The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment have one of the largest collective experiences in prenatal diagnosis and fetal interventions in the world.

In the 1- or 2-year CFDT fellowship, you will gain broad experience in the clinical arena and academically. The field of fetal diagnosis and therapy is constantly evolving and you will learn from physicians on the cutting-edge of new treatments and surgical techniques, using the most comprehensive diagnostic tools available.

As a fellow, you will help evaluate and manage a wide variety of fetal malformations and genetic syndromes, learn fetal surgical techniques and participate in research that will change the course of fetal therapy for years to come.

Program highlights 

Highlights of this advanced fellowship program include:

Prerequisites for application

Curriculum

Training is conducted at The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Teaching staff include members of the CFDT team including pediatric surgeons, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, clinical geneticists and pediatric specialists from The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania.

Educational and clinical components

During training, CFDT fellows will participate in:

Fetal surgery experience

Fellows in The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment will gain experience in:

Tobacco-free hiring policy

To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

To apply or request more information, contact:

Nahla Khalek, MD, MPH
The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment
5th Floor, Wood Center
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Call 1-800-IN-UTERO (1-800-468-8376) or fill out our online contact form.

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