Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Our Program

The fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Hawaii combines exceptional training for future maternal-fetal medicine specialists in clinical practice and academic medicine. The fellows will acquire knowledge of the basic and clinical facets of perinatal medicine and develop skills for the conduct of clinical and/or basic research related to our sub-specialty. Fellows will gain an extensive knowledge base and develop wide experiences in the management of common and unusual obstetrical and medical complications, including those conditions unique to Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. This will enable them to both manage such patients and function as a consultant for obstetricians requesting input.

In addition, the fellows have the option to complete a Master of Science in Clinical Research Degree administered through the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Upon completion of the program, fellows will be able to effectively conduct and analyze new research and decide how to apply new knowledge.

Graduated fellows will be able to serve as an expert in his/her community, advising others in the application of new knowledge. We anticipate they will become clinician-researchers and advance medical knowledge in the MFM discipline.

Our MFM Faculty

Didactic Schedule

MFM Fellowship educational activities takes place on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. In addition to the formal lectures, fellows also participate in the following weekly conferences.

Weekly: MFM-NICU Conference
Weekly: Research Lab Meeting
Monthly: Genetics Education

Other Conferences: Prenatal Pediatric Conference (Fetal Boards), Evidence Based Medicine

Example Rotation Schedule

Year 1:

6 Months Clinical MFM – L&D
3 Months MFM Imaging
1 Month Critical Care
2 Months Research
Weekly MFM Office session

Year 2:

10 Months Research
2 Months Electives
Weekly Ultrasound Fetal Assessment Clinic

Year 3:

2 Months L&D Supervision
7 Months Electives and/or Research
1 Month Pediatrics Genetics (Mandatory Elective)
Weekly MFM Genetics Clinic

The Fellow will also have the option to complete a MS in Clinical Research during the second and third years of the fellowship. Courses are held at the JABSOM Kaka’ako Campus. The MSCR program is administered by the University of Hawaii at Manoa. More information can be found on their site: MSCR

All Fellows Will Adhere to the 80-Hour Workweek

How to Apply

Applications are accepted via ERAS only.

We Require the Following Documents:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • MSPE
  • USMLE Transcript
  • ECFMG Status Report (If Applicable)


Employment & Benefits


Revised 06/17/2021:

MFM Fellows are paid via the Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group (HPHMG).
1st year: 72,600.00
2nd year: 75,200.00
3rd year: 77,800.00

During their time in Fellowship, fellows also carry the title of Clinical Instructor with the University of Hawaii.


Fringe Benefits:

  • Medical and Dental Plan (Following 1 month of employment)
  • Free Self Medical Coverage
  • Medical Waiver Benefit
  • Pre-Tax Medical Expense and Dependent Care Spending Accounts
  • 403b Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
  • 4 Weeks of Vacation per Academic Year
  • 10 Days Sick Leave per Academic Year


Sample: Fellowship Training Contract

Sample: Fellowship Clinical Coverage Agreement


We comply with the ABOG Leave rules.

Contact MFM Program

Program Director:

Men-Jean Lee, MD

Program Administrator:

Lisa Kellett

Phone: (808) 203-6532
Fax: (808) 955-2174