High Risk Obstetrics Fellowship

The Jon Greenwald Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellowship at the Ventura County Medical Center is designed to provide advanced training in surgical and high risk obstetrics, and in women’s health care. The Fellowship is offered to a physician who has completed, or is completing, a Family Medicine Residency and who has shown outstanding interest and aptitude in these areas. Preference is given to candidates who plan to practice in a medically underserved or international setting where these advanced skills will have the greatest impact. It is expected that a candidate for the Fellowship will be a certified Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider.

At the completion of this one year fellowship a physician will have gained competency in the following areas:

  • Primary and Repeat Cesarean Sections. Competency in complicated Cesarean sections, such as those with placenta previa, extreme prematurity, multiple gesations, classical uterine incisions, etc. will depend on surgical skill and volume of exposure to patients with these conditions.
  • Management of commonly encountered high risk pregnancy conditions such as diabetes, preeclampsia, and premature labor
  • Colposcopy, cervical cryotherapy, and LEEP procedures
  • Ceasarean Sections
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • External Cephalic Version
  • Amniocentesis
  • Dilation and curettage
  • Post-partum tubal ligation
  • Operative vaginal delivery
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Repair of 3rd and 4th degree obstetric lacerations
  • Assisting in advanced gynecologic surgery
  • Outpatient management of common gynecologic problems
  • Emergency and inpatient gynecology, depending on volume of exposure

Work responsibilities and training will be divided approximately equally between the following areas:

  • Management of labor and delivery
  • Outpatient gynecology
  • Outpatient management of high risk pregnancies
  • Obstetric and Gynecologic surgery
The Fellow will also take an active role in supervision of residents, and will be responsible for periodic didactic teaching sessions for the residents.
For more information or questions, please contact the fellowship director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.