Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Experience

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Training Sites

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Our fellows rotate through three main neonatal intensive care units. See the schedule overview for more detailed information about how service months are distributed among the three sites each year.

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Texas Children’s Hospital West Tower

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Nearly 2,500 infants are cared for each year in this 76-bed-level-3/4 unit. Neonates admitted to this unit are of the highest acuity, usually needing multiple pediatric and surgical subspecialists. In addition to common neonatal diagnoses, there are unique cohorts of patients within the unit with their own dedicated interdisciplinary team focused on providing excellent clinical care while conducting research to pioneer new treatments and cures.

All admissions to the West Tower NICU are either transferred from regional area hospitals or born in the Pavilion for Women. On average, 380 neonates are admitted to the West Tower NICU each year.

The collaboration and partnership with a multitude of ancillary services makes the West Tower NICU a rich educational experience while also providing excellent care for the most critically ill neonates. Care teams are composed of an attending neonatologist, a neonatology fellow, neonatal nurse practitioners, bedside nurse, respiratory therapist, pharmacist, neonatal nutritionist, care manager, social worker, chaplain, and most importantly each patient’s family. Our NICU is family centered with no limitations on visiting hours.

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Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women

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Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is one of the first to provide family centered services in state-of-the-art surroundings. From well-woman services to prenatal, maternity and postpartum care, leading experts in their fields will offer you the highest quality care.

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Ben Taub Hospital

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Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, Ben Taub Hospital has garnered respect both locally and worldwide as an outstanding acute care facility and an elite Level I trauma center.