Dr. Marcella Rodriguez is a native of South Florida. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Miami where she majored in Exercise Physiology. She then attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University. She completed her OBGYN residency at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia where she published two articles and received several teaching awards.
Dr. Rodriguez’s research interests include additional benefits of delayed cord clamping on late preterm neonates.
When not at work, Dr. Rodriguez enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, being active and considers herself a foodie
Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program is a three-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The ACGME has granted approval for one fellow per year, for a total complement of three.
The overall mission of the University of Florida College of Medicine Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Training Program is to teach fellows to become clinicians capable of transforming clinical experiences and observation into therapies that have the potential to change lives.
This mission is accomplished through clinical integration of maternal and fetal physiology with a comprehensive understanding of disease pathogenesis and clinical intervention. Clinical experiences are transformed in the research laboratory into new therapies.
To meet these objectives, we expect our MFM fellows to:
- Develop an in-depth fund of knowledge in maternal and fetal physiology and fetal development.
- Incorporate knowledge of the psychosocial aspects of pregnancy into the care of patients.
- Acquire a fund of knowledge that integrates maternal and fetal physiology into decision-making processes.
- Learn to become a consultant to obstetric care providers of varied experience and training level.
- Provide comprehensive and compassionate treatment to all women and families presenting for care.
- Acquire superior surgical skills and develop the knowledge base to understand the indications for, and complications, of individual surgical procedures.
- Acquire competency in managing normal and complicated obstetric patients before, during, and after delivery.
- Acquire the requisite skills in prenatal diagnosis and perinatal ultrasound to diagnose fetal anomalies and counsel couples at risk.
- Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental areas of MFM as defined in the ABOG Guide to Learning in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The program utilizes a combination of didactic lectures, assigned reading, journal clubs, case conferences, and research conferences to achieve this objective.
The fellow’s learning experience is supervised by faculty members who are board certified in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Genetics, and Internal Medicine.
Collaboration with researchers from the entire University of Florida faculty is highly encouraged.
The University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has a strong tradition of excellence in teaching. Because of the quality of the medical school and department, we attract outstanding students and residents. Our department frequently receives the College’s award for the best clinical teaching of medical students. We expect that our MFM fellows will be strong contributors to this teaching effort.
We have many scheduled teaching conferences, including daily board rounds, weekly MFM Fellows’ Conference, Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds, Reproductive and Perinatal Biology Seminar, Neonatal-Maternal-Fetal Medicine Multidisciplinary Conference, Department Journal Clubs and Research Conferences, and monthly Fetal Echocardiography Conference. Faculty, fellows, and residents from numerous departments are invited to attend.