Advanced Obstetrics Fellowship

San Joaquin General Hospital- Family Medicine Residency Program and the Department of OB/GYN invite highly motivated applicants to join our Advanced Obstetrics Fellowship. Our program features innovative curriculum that prepares fellows to effectively address critical maternal health needs and it combines training in maternity care, operative obstetrics including cesarean section, tubal ligation, D&C and obstetric repairs as well as office-based gynecology procedures and ultrasound. Our faculty consist of FM/OB physicians, obstetrician gynecologists and perinatologists. The fellow will have the opportunity to work with diverse and high-risk obstetrical patients.  We offer a generous compensation and benefits package. 

Our minimum requirements are: completion of Family Medicine residency from an accredited program, California License (or eligibility), obstetric residency experience of at least 3 months with at least 40 vaginal deliveries and 10 cases as the first assist in cesarean sections. Please submit your CV with 3 letters of recommendation and a cover letter to Imad Kafilmout, MD at ikafilmout@SJGH.orgThe deadline for applications is August 31, 2019.


Competency Expectations after one year of fellowship

  • Cesarean sections / operative obstetrics

    • Genital repairs

    • Insertion of Bakri ballon

    • O'Leary Stitch

    • B Lynch suture

  • High risk pregnancy (preeclampsia, preterm labor, diabetes)

  • Colposcopy and LEEP procedures

  • Ultrasound in obstetrics

  • Post-partum tubal ligation

  • Family planning procedures

    • IUD, nexplanon, etc.


felloWship training

  • Family medicine clinic (1 session per week)

  • Management of L&D floor (2-3 shifts per week)

  • Their own prenatal clinic (1 session per week)

  • Outpatient OB/gynecology clinic (1 session per week)

  • Outpatient women's health/gynecology procedure clinic ( 1 session per week)

  • Outpatient management of high risk pregnancies with UC Davis perinatologist ( 3 sessions per month)

  • Academic assignments

  • Operative gynecology block (1 session per week for 3 months)

    • TAH

    • D & C

    • Vaginal repair


Fellowship Faculty Coordinators

  • Dr. Imad Kafilmout, MD

  • Dr. Lauren Brown-Berchtold, MD


Graduates from our Fellowship

  • Sabhrup Biring, MD. 2018.

  • Helena Okhotin, MD. 2019.