Our fellows are actively involved in research in multiple modalities, including clinical, epidemiology, basic science, and translational research. Under the supervision of our MFM faculty and the resources available from the broader UCLA community, the fellows have a track record of productivity and academic advancement.

SMFM 2023 Abstract Presentations:

  1. Abstract #218: Preeclampsia in kidney transplant recipients during pregnancy and its impact on graft survival
  2. Abstract #219: Pregnancies in heart transplant recipients: the impact of preeclampsia on pregnancy outcomes and graft loss
  3. Abstract #295: Adolescent pregnancies between 2006-2019: Temporal trends, risk factors and adverse pregnancy outcomes
  4. Abstract #523: Fetal and Neonatal Outcomes after “Atypical Finding for Sex Chromosomes” on Cell-Free Fetal DNA Screening
  5. Abstract #524: Factors Affecting Success of Vaginal Delivery in Nulliparous Patients Receiving Magnesium Sulfate During Labor Induction
  6. Abstract #764: Optimizing Glucose Control and User Satisfaction with a Diabetes in Pregnancy Order Set Algorithm
  7. Abstract #827: Outcomes of Adolescent Pregnancies with Diabetes
  8. Abstract #1084: Physician and Hospital Characteristics Associated with Vaginal Delivery in Nulliparous Patients Receiving Magnesium Sulfate
  9. Abstract #1085: Remote Blood Pressure Monitoring for Postpartum Hypertension: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

SMFM 2022 Abstract Presentations:

  1. Abstract #38: Maternal immune profiles of abnormal prenatal ultrasonographic findings following SARS-CoV-2 infection
  2. Abstract #70: Cell-free DNA screening for trisomy 21 in twin pregnancy: a large multicenter cohort study
  3. Abstract #252: Intention to receive COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analysis
  4. Abstract #274: Association of prenatal ultrasonographic findings with neonatal outcomes in pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection
  5. Abstract #677: Factors that affect cell-free DNA fetal fraction in twin gestations
  6. Abstract #693: Maternal Serum miRNAs as Biomarkers for Abnormal Placentation
  7. Abstract #943: Severe COVID-19 in pregnancy has a distinct metabolomic profile which defines clinical outcomes
  8. Abstract #1163: Single-Cell Analysis of Placenta Accreta Spectrum Reveals Functionally Distinct Cell Populations

SMFM 2021 Abstract Presentations:

  1. Role for pre-procedure genetic counseling in pregnancies interrupted for fetal anomalies 
  2. Randomized Control Trial of Postpartum Visits at 2 weeks and 6 weeks 
  3. Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scores and Postpartum Healthcare Utilization 
  4. Association between Simplified Bishop Score after cervical ripening and delivery outcom
  5. Evaluating Standard of Care in a Reduced Prenatal Care Model in the COVID-19 Pandemic
  6. Discordant Congenital Heart Defects in Monochorionic Twins: Risk Factors and Proposed Pathophysiology 
  7. Regional heterogeneity in ultrasound and procedural training in maternal-fetal medicine fellowship: a cross-sectional survey
  8. Timing of Delivery and Associated Outcomes in Pregnancies Complicated by Maternal Congenital Heart Disease 
  9. B-type Natriuretic Peptide as a Predictor of Hypertensive Disease of Pregnancy in Maternal Cardiac Disease  

Society for Reproductive Investigation 2020 Presentations:

  1. Pregnancy and Delivery Outcomes in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: A Modern Cohort
  2. Maternal Urinary Metabolites in the Latter Half of Pregnancy Predict Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
  3. Cell-free DNA Methylation and Transcriptomic Signature Prediction of Pregnancies with Adverse Outcomes
  4. Gestational Diabetes Perturbs Energy Metabolism in Early Pregnancy
  5. Maternal Urinary Metabolites in Early Pregnancy Predict Gestational Diabetes
  6. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mode of Delivery During Labor Induction

SMFM 2020 Abstract Presentations:

  1. Abstract #207: Right Ventricular Strain in Fetal Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Quantitating Function in the Dominant Chamber 
  2. Abstract #215: An international chorionic villus sampling training program in ongoing-pregnancies with demonstrable outcomes: a survey study
  3. Abstract #237: Separating True from  False-Positive Fetuses With Coarctation of the Aorta Using Ventricular Speckle Tracking Analysis
  4. Abstract #468: Twin Vaginal Deliveries in Labor Rooms: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  5. Abstract #617: A Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan (SCAMP) reduces non-indicated cesarean deliveries in gastroschisis-affected pregnancies
  6. Abstract #694: Middle cerebral artery Dopplers and adverse neonatal outcomes among pregnant women with Zika virus infection
  7. Abstract #907: Multi-institutional practice patterns in fetal CHD following a standardized clinical assessment and management plan
  8. Abstract #1032: Accuracy of three-dimensional automated ultrasound imaging of the fetal brain

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