Dr. Nathan Fox is one of the maternal fetal medicine specialists at Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates in New York City. He works at MFMA and Carnegie Imaging for Women, and he also delivers babies on the labor floor at Mount Sinai. Read on to learn more about him and his love for maternal fetal medicine.
When Dr. Fox started medical school, he didn’t specifically know what area he wanted to focus on. During his first year, he did an apprenticeship with an OB/GYN, where he got to perform deliveries and C-sections. It was then that he fell in love with the field. During his third year, he then went on to complete his clinical rotations, which really solidified that OB/GYN was the field that he enjoyed.
After Dr. Fox decided that he wanted to become a maternal-fetal medicine specialist he had to go through intensive training. After he finished his OB/GYN residency, he had to undergo three years of a Fellowship, which is additional training in maternal fetal medicine. About 50% of that is spent doing research and the other 50% is clinical which is divided into ultrasound, as well as, care of high-risk pregnancies.
Overall, there are many things that draws Dr. Fox to the maternal medicine field. “First of all, the relationship we have with our patients which is generally very positive and it’s very intense at times, in a good way, but we really get to be a part of people’s lives and the lives of their families which is wonderful,” said Dr. Fox. “I find the science of it particularly interesting and there’s new discoveries in our field all the time. And it also is varied in terms of medical care and we see people both as an outpatient, as an inpatient. We do procedures. We perform operations. So, we really get a wide variety of medical care in this field.”
Dr. Fox says that the main reason he decided to join Maternal Fetal Medicine Associated was mainly because of the people. “This practice has a group of physicians that are just amazing,” he said. “They’re wonderful people. They’re kind. They’re caring. Devoted to patients. Devoted to patient care. Very high-level medicine is practiced here. And this was the group of people that I wanted to practice with.”
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