Fellowship Programs

2014 Fellows compressed

For over 20 years PCC has run a distinguished Maternal Child Health Fellowship (MCH) program. This program features a highly innovative curriculum that prepares fellows to address critical health issues in high-risk obstetrics, neonatology, and surgical techniques. Medical professionals who complete our program have a solid foundation from which to lead local and global efforts to increase medically underserved communities’ access to quality health care. 

PCC currently offers two fellowships: the MCH Surgical Fellowship and the MCH Faculty Development Fellowship.  Surgical fellows can choose to complete an optional second year in the global health track, where they practice international medicine at the Santa Clotilde Mission in Santa Clotilde, Peru. 


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MCH Fellowship Faculty

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The PCC MCH Fellowship's faculty includes 16 fellowship-trained family physicians as well as 6 obstetricians, 3 pediatricians, and 2 neonatologists. Currently, our fellowship program is directed by Leah Suarez-Abraham, MD and Alexander Wu, MD.

Dr. Leah Suarez-Abraham (left) graduated from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN in 2000 and completed her residency at Ventura County Medical Center Family Practice Residency in 2003. She graduated from the PCC MCH Fellowship in 2004. After completing her training, she volunteered full-time at the Hospitalito Atitlan in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. During her three years there she directed and provided outpatient, inpatient, emergency, and maternity services. Upon her return from serving the Tz'utujil Maya in Guatemala, she joined PCC as an attending and became MCH Fellowship Co-Director in 2012. She finds her job rewarding and loves how the fellows constantly challenge her to become a better physician. Her triplets (spontaneously conceived!) keep her very busy while her loving husband keeps her sane.

Dr. Alexander Wu (right) graduated from UCLA School of Medicine in 1992, the Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine Residency in 1995, and the PCC MCH Fellowship in 1998. He was director of inpatient services at the FM residency in Long Beach until 1997 and has served as one the MCH Fellowship Co-Directors at PCC for almost 20 years. He enjoys helping learners understand the drama of MCH and have fun at rounds. He has won 5 family medicine teacher of the year awards.

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