In 2006-12, CMCF explored an international fellowship program in St. Petersburg. CMCF Board members Professor Joan Hodgman and Professor Smeeta Sardesai of Women and Children’s Hospital at USC Keck School of Medicine and Bjoern Martinoff, President visited several Children’s Hospitals in St. Petersburg to assess overall neonatology departments. Both Dr Hodgman and Dr Sardesai, both internationally know Neonatologists provided lectures during the visit. In 2012, Bjoern Martinoff, President, Professor Sherman and Professor Sardesai, Board members, met with representatives in St. Petersburg, Russia to discuss establishing partnership and agreement for future Pediatric Fellowships Program for Russian doctors.
CMCF funded first Fellowship for Dr. Dmitry Naumov, Neonatologist, Municipal Children’s Hospital #1 in St. Petersburg, Russia, who trained with Professor Joan Hodgman, USC and Professor Michael P. Sherman, University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine.
In 2013, CMCF funded six Fellowships to attend the 49th ERA-EDTA Congress in Paris.
Fellows came from St. Petersburg Children’s Hospital NO.1 and St. Nicholas Municipal Children’s Hospital.