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Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine Faculty

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

Clinical 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 director 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 medicine

Dongbao 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

Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
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

Clinical 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 Maternal 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 Clinical 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 Clinical 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 in 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

Jonathan G. Steller, MD 

Assistant Clinical Professor 

manuel porto, uc irvine division of maternal fetal medicine

Dr. Jon Steller is board-certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine. He currently serves a quadruple role as an assistant clinical professor at UCI seeing patients in outpatient, inpatient and ultrasound settings, as one of Deans Scholars facilitating the Clinical Foundations course for 1st and 2nd year medical students at the UCI School of Medicine, as an Aerospace Medicine Physician with NASA’s Exploratory Medical Capabilities team, and as a space medicine researcher focused on gynecologic and reproductive health in the space environment.

In addition to his cosmic endeavors, he shares a clinical interest in fetal growth restriction, maternal endocrine disorders, and medical education for which he has authored numerous publications, textbook chapters, and runs a freely available medical education website dedicated to the creation of accessible, efficient, and reliable teaching resources in OBGYN, Family Medicine, and Emergency Medicine: www.flame.rocks. In his spare time, you may find him on the beach playing volleyball or cheering on the UCI Men’s Volleyball team where he once was a NCAA Division 1 All-American and National Champion during his undergraduate years.  

Education

University of California, Irvine - 2004-2009 – Bachelor of Science – Neurobiology 
University of California, Irvine - 2004-2009 – Bachelor of Arts – Classics 
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine - 2009-2013 – MD 
University of California, Irvine - 2013-2017 – Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology 
University of Colorado - 2017-2020 – Fellowship, Maternal Fetal Medicine 

Julia Bregand-White, MD 

Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

manuel porto, uc irvine division of maternal fetal medicine

Julia Bregand-White, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Clinically, she has a specific interest in the care of pregnancies complicated by fetal anomalies.  She is looking forward to contributing to the new Fetal Center to provide accurate diagnosis of complex fetal conditions and to facilitate prenatal collaboration with pediatric subspecialists to improve the outcome of these complicated pregnancies.  Dr. Bregand-White has an interest in medical education, has served as the Associate Fellowship Program Director at the University of Chicago as well as  the faculty lead for the fourth year MFM sub-internship.  She has developed a series of educational initiatives aimed to improve evidence based clinical consensus as well as the education of sonographers and trainees. 

Education

Magee-Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014-2017 - Fellowship Maternal-Fetal Medicine 
University of Illinois at Chicago, Medical Center Chicago, IL, 2010-2014 - Residency - Obstetrics and Gynecology 
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Chicago, IL,  2006-2010 - Medical School Medical Doctor
University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA,  2001-2004  - Undergraduate B.S. Biology