Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists are qualified by training and experience to manage complicated pregnancies. Their services are complementary to obstetricians in providing consultations, co-management, or direct care for a complicated pregnancy or for pre-conception counseling.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists also function in collaboration with family physicians and certified nurse-midwives. Most women seek consultation from or care by a MFM specialist because they are "at risk" and considering becoming pregnant, or otherwise worried about their pregnancy.

The division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine has outpatient services at the Regional Perinatal Center, at University Health Care Center. Please visit the Perinatal Center for more information and useful links.

John J Folk, MD

John J Folk, MD
Appointed 07/01/90
Women's Health Network
3 WT Crouse Hospital
736 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 470-2676

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology: Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Women's Health Network: Obstetric, Gynecology & Urogynecology, Pelvic Health


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, 1998, Adult Critical Care
  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1994
  • MD: University of Rochester, 1990

Clinical Interests

  • Management of medical diseases associated with pregnancy; medical, surgical, and trauma-related complications of pregnancy; critical care of the gravid patient; colposcopy in pregnancy

Research Interests

  • Hypertension and preeclampsia; maternal heart disease; medical complications of pregnancy

Specialties & Certification

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients
  • Critical Illnesses and Injuries
  • High Risk Pregnancies
  • Pregnancy


  • Adults

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
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