Maternal-Fetal Medicine

As the only academic maternal-fetal medicine program in Western New York, we provide unparalleled personal care in addressing pregnancy complications.

Education and Training

We actively participate in educating OB-GYN residents and medical students. As a resident rotating through the Maternal-Fetal Medicine service, you will be supervised by an attending physician.

You also will be responsible for managing a busy antepartum service along with an attending physician.

We are leaders in the Perinatal Center of Western New York, the regional perinatal center located at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

We also are affiliated with the newly developed Fetal Care Center, the region’s only multidisciplinary program for the care of women and their families affected by fetal anomalies and other complications.

Through your work in the Fetal Care Center, you will receive broad exposure to prenatal and postnatal care and will observe firsthand the many types of lethal and nonlethal fetal anomalies. You will learn their genetic and physiological bases and how to manage such anomalies.

You will learn how to perform:

  • ultrasounds
  • amniocentesis
  • chorionic villus sampling
  • fetal shunt placement
  • intrauterine transfusions

These are among the conditions you will see:

  • diabetes (pregestational and gestational)
  • hypertensive complications
  • Marfan syndrome
  • lupus
  • thyroid disease
  • hepatitis
  • cytomegalovirus
  • parvovirus
  • liver disease
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • myocardial infarction
  • preterm labor
  • cervical insufficiency
  • uterine abnormalities
  • higher-order multiple gestations
  • preterm premature rupture of membranes
  • abruption or bleeding in pregnancy


We actively participate in clinical research and mentor residents with research projects.


Lauria, Michele
Michele Lauria, MD, MS
Clinical Professor Ob/Gyn

Mandujano, Alicia
Alicia Mandujano, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Waters, Thaddeus
Thaddeus Waters, M.D.
Amol S. Lele, MD, Clinical Professor and Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine