Your High-Risk Obstetrician
Phone: (650) 498-4069,
Fax: (650) 498-2583
Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pmAll high-risk obstetrics patients are cared for by an attending maternal-fetal medicine specialist.
Maternal-Fetal medicine specialists are obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) who have completed a three-year fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine to care for women with high-risk pregnancies. They are sometimes referred to as “MFMs” or perinatologists.
Part of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital mission as a teaching hospital is to train health care providers. In addition to seeing your high-risk obstetrician during your clinic visits, you may also meet:
- Maternal-Fetal medicine fellows - Licensed physicians who have completed four years of OB/GYN residency. They are doing a three year fellowship to specialize in maternal-fetal medicine.
- OB/GYN residents - Licensed physicians who work closely with our attending physicians to continue their medical training in obstetrics and gynecology. After completing their four years of residency, they are certified as OB/GYN generalists.
- Medical students – Students studying to become doctors.
- Nursing students – Students studying to become nurses.
Please note that we cannot honor requests to exclude male or female physicians from seeing you during your clinic visits.