Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Ashley Roman, MDDirector: Ashley Roman, MD, MPH

Multifetal pregnancies, genetic counseling, consultations for women who have experienced recurrent miscarriage, preterm deliveries and various other medical complications during pregnancy are the focus of this unique specialty. We combine ongoing research and the mentoring of tomorrow’s perinatologists with our clinical responsibilities, to ensure that both mother and fetus receive world-class care.

Our Role in Research

Our division has generated numerous new treatment modalities for high-risk obstetrics patients and introduced new methods of diagnosis and treatment for care of the fetal patient, contributing to the work that has made NYU Langone Medical Center a premiere research institution.

Our Role in Education

Our Maternal-Fetal specialists are responsible for the supervision of all high-risk patients at both Tisch and Bellevue Hospitals. In these dual locations, we are able to train residents and fellows on the latest state-of-the-art techniques for in-utero diagnosis and treatment and overall care of complex obstetrical patients.

Medical Students: We provide didactic lectures and occasionally serve as preceptors for the medical students during their 6-week clerkship in obstetrics and gynecology. Learn more about the clerkship in obstetrics and gynecology.

Residents: ObGyn residents rotate through our division in their second year when they spend two months on the "high-risk" service working closely with the Maternal-Fetal Medicine division in the management of complicated pregnancies. We also provide didactic lectures throughout the four-year residency program. Learn more about the residency program in obstetrics and gynecology.

Fellows: Laboratory and clinical research are combined with clinical training as we prepare fellows for their roles as perinatologists. Our three-year program is accredited by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and leads to board certification in maternal-fetal medicine. Learn more about the fellowship program in maternal-fetal medicine.

Our Role in Patient Care

Patient care is provided by the Maternal Fetal Care Center and the Obstetric & Gynecologic Ultrasound group. Our physicians also supervise the care of all high-risk obstetrical patients at Tisch and Bellevue hospitals, and serve as consultants at Tisch and staff the Prenatal Diagnostic Units and work closely with the Division of Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound for sonography and other procedures.