The goal of this program is to prepare post-doctoral fellows for a career in neonatal-perinatal medicine through providing exemplary evidence-based patient care, fostering the development of outstanding medical educators, enhancing skills in resource management and advancing scholarly investigation into care issues through clinical, translational or basic science methods that will impact newborn infants nationally and globally.
The neonatal-perinatal fellowship is designed to provide fellows with a structured curriculum that includes extensive education in perinatal physiology, clinical neonatology, and research methods, and includes completion of a research project mentored by an experienced faculty member.
Upon completion of the program, qualified fellows are eligible for certification by the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program was begun in 1961 by Dr. Arnold J. Rudolph. It was one of the first such fellowship programs established in the United States, and is currently among the largest academic neonatology training programs.
Today, as many as 18 full-time neonatal-perinatal fellows are in training. The 144 neonatal-perinatal fellows who have graduated the program account for over 4 percent of the neonatologists in the nation. During the last five years, neonatal-perinatal fellows in training have published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, presented their research at national and regional scientific meetings, and received awards and national recognition from organizations including the Section of Perinatal Pediatrics of the American Academy of Pediatrics.