Maternal-Fetal Medicine

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine program is comprised of nine division members who provide care for women experiencing high-risk, complex pregnancies in Central and Northern Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Northeastern British Columbia and Western Saskatchewan.

Division members are actively involved in clinical and basic science research, participating in local and national clinical research trials. Members are highly involved in educational activities at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Division members also participate and lead Quality Improvement initiatives and programs.

For more information about this division's activities, please visit the Maternal-Fetal Medicine research page.

Clinical Programs & Initiatives

The Northern and Central Alberta Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic is based at the Lois Hole Hospital in Edmonton. During the 2019 fiscal year, the MFM Centre had 33,306 total patient encounters, including inpatients and outpatients. The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic provides tertiary consultation services including preconception counselling, prenatal screening, fetal diagnosis and therapies, as well as consultation and management for at-risk and complicated pregnancies. The focus of the clinic is on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions responsible for morbidity and mortality of the mother, fetus and neonate.

Our care model is highly collaborative and multidisciplinary, working closely with our colleagues in Obstetrics, Neonatology, Pediatric Surgical Specialities, Pediatric Cardiology, Adult Cardiology, Medical Genetics and Obstetric Medicine.

Educational Contributions

The clinical MFM Division and the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Centre are involved in the undergraduate and postgraduate education of learners from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and the faculty's residency training programs for Obstetrics & Gynecology, Neonatology, Radiology, Pediatric Cardiology and Family Medicine. The MFM Division is also involved in training sonography students from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Additionally, the clinical division welcomes elective students and residents from other medical school programs across Canada, whenever feasible.

Division members hold or have held significant portfolios in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Members also make substantial contributions to Continuing Medical Education for the Edmonton obstetrical community as well as active participation at the RCPSC and National Specialty Society (SOGC) level. Division members are active in several research initiatives including participation in clinical trials, health outcomes, population health research and basic science research in the reproductive sciences field.