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Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine Faculty

carol major, uc irvine division of maternal fetal medicineCarol Major, MD

Professor
Director, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Carol Major is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is the director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division and also serves as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at UC Irvine School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has received subspecialty certification in maternal fetal medicine. Her research interests include the management of diabetes in pregnancy, premature rupture of membranes and preterm labor. She is the sirector of Perinatal Services at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital in Fountain Valley, California. Major has been named as a Physician of Excellence in Orange County since 2006 and has been named as a “Best Doctor in America” since 2011.

Education

Stanford University, 1981 — BA
Case Western Reserve University, 1985 — MD
UC San Francisco, 1989 — Residency, obstetrics and gynecology
UC Irvine, 1991 — Fellowship, maternal fetal medicine

dongbao chen, uc irvine division of maternal fetal medicineDongbao Chen, PhD

Professor
Director, Perinatal Research Laboratories

Dongbao Chen, PhD, is a professor and director of the Perinatal Research Laboratories in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. His current research accentuates on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying hormone and growth factor regulation of vasodilatation and angiogenesis at the maternal, fetal and placental interface with focus on reactive nitrogen and oxygen species.

Education

Northwestern Agricultural University, Shaanxi, China, 1985 — BS, animal sciences
Northwestern Agricultural University, 1988 — MS, animal reproduction
Beijing Agricultural University, Beijing, China, 1991 — PhD, reproductive physiology
Baylor College of Medicine, 1995 — PostDoc, reproductive physiology
University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1998 — PostDoc, molecular endocrinology

judy chung, uc irvine division of maternal fetal medicineJudith Chung, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
Director of Education, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Dr. Judith Chung is an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology. She serves as the fellowship director for the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program at UC Irvine. Chung is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in the subspecialty of maternal fetal medicine. Her research focus is in clinical research design and execution, which led her to pursue additional training in health services research and epidemiology.

Education

Wellesley College, 1991 — BA, chemistry and French
University of Pennsylvania, 1996 — MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2000 — Residency, obstetrics and gynecology
UC Irvine, 2003 — Fellowship, Maternal Fetal Medicine
UCLA, 2009 — PhD, health services research

afshan hameed, uc irvine division of maternal fetal medicineAfshan Hameed, MD

Professor, Maternal Fetal Medicine and Cardiology
Director, Obstetrical Services, Quality and Patient Safety

Dr. Afshan Hameed is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, internal medicine and cardiology. Apart from managing high-risk pregnancies, her expertise includes cardiovascular disease, fetal echocardiography and anticoagulation in pregnancy. Hameed has served on the California Matneral Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) and co-chaired the upcoming Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Venous Thromboembolism Toolkits from CMQCC.

Education

King Edward Medical University, Pakistan, 1988 — MD
USC Keck School of Medicine, 1995 — Residency, internal medicine
USC Keck School of Medicine, 1997 — Fellowship, cardiology
USC Keck School of Medicine, 2001 — Residency, obstetrics and gynecology
UC Irvine, 2005 — Fellowship, maternal fetal medicine

tamera hatfield, uc irvine division of maternal fetal medicineTamera Hatfield, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Tamera Hatfield is a double board certified obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in maternal fetal medicine. She is passionate about her work treating high-risk pregnancy patients and has a particular interest in managing maternal conditions that complicate pregnancy with a special interest in cancer and pregnancy. She recently served on the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine & Engineering committee to advise evidenced based revisions of the Women’s, Infants and Children’s (WIC) food packages. Hatfield is actively involved in educating community OB-GYNs and has worked diligently to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes in our neighboring communities. She is involved with teaching residents and medical students and previously served on the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also a member of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and recent recipient of an Orange County Physician of Excellence Award.  

Education

UC Irvine, 1987 — BS, BA, biological sciences/psychology
University of North Carolina, 1995 — PhD, behavioral neuroscience
UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2004 — MD
UC Irvine, 2008 — Residency, obstetrics and gynecology
UC Irvine, 2011 — Fellowship, maternal fetal medicine

Jennifer A. Jolley, MD uc irvine dr. jennifer jolley, maternal fetal medicine

Associate Professor
Associate Residency Program Director

Dr. Jennifer Jolley is an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology. She is double board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and the subspecialty of maternal fetal medicine. Jolley’s clinical interests include ultrasound, fetal intervention and multiple gestations. She has experience with prenatal diagnosis and treatment and strives to support and coordinate care for families experiencing a pregnancy complicated by fetal disease or structural anomaly. She is also the associate program director for the UC Irvine Department Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program and is involved in both resident and fellow education.

Education

Stanford University, 1998 — BA, human biology
UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2004, — MD
UC Irvine, 2008 — Residency, obstetrics and gynecology 
UC Irvine, 2011 — Fellowship, maternal fetal medicine

Manuel Porto, MDmanuel porto, uc irvine division of maternal fetal medicine

President and CEO, University Physicians & Surgeons
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Manuel Porto is a professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has received subspecialty certification in maternal fetal medicine. His research interests include fetal diagnosis and therapy, antepartum fetal testing, recurrent pregnancy loss, multifetal pregnancies and preterm birth prevention.

Education

State University of New York, 1971 — BS, biology/psychology
Rutgers Medical School, 1975 — MD
LA County Harbor General Medical Center, 1979 — Residency, obstetrics and gynecology
UC Irvine, 1986 — Fellowship, maternal fetal medicine

julianne toohey, uc irvine division of maternal fetal medicineJulianne Toohey, MD

Professor
Associate Dean, Academic Affais/Student Affairs

Dr. Julianne Toohey is board-certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and maternal fetal medicine. She serves as the clerkship director for the OB-GYN course in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. Toohey's primary clinical focus is mood disorders during pregnancy and postpartum. She chairs the Orange County Domestic Violence Death Review Team and is active in educating healthcare providers and the community at large in issues related to family violence.

Education

UC Irvine, 1984 — BS, biology
UC Irvine, 1988 — MD
UC Irvine, 1992 — Residency, obstetrics and gynecology
UC Irvine, 1994 — Fellowship, maternal fetal medicine

deborah wing, uc irvine division of maternal fetal medicineDeborah A. Wing, MD, MBA

Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Dr. Deborah Wing is professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has received subspecialty certification in maternal fetal medicine. Dr. Wing's areas of research include the physiology of human labor and delivery, focusing on cervical ripening and labor induction, and prematurity. She has participated in some of the largest longitudinal clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health evaluating fetal growth with ultrasound and preterm labor risks in first-time mothers. Her clinical interests include preterm labor, cervical insufficiency, placental abnormalities including placenta accreta and all medical complications of pregnancy. She is an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics-Gynecology and serves on an NIH study section focused on allergy, infections and respiratory illnesses as they relate to reproductive health and disease.

Education

Pomona College, 1985 — BS, chemistry/biology
Tulane University, 1989 — MD
LA County + USC Medical Center, 1993 — Residency, obstetrics and gynecology
LA County + USC Medical Center, 1995 — Fellowship, maternal fetal medicine
UC Irvine Merage School of Business, 2015 — MBA