Research in motion

Research is an integral part of the activities in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. All fellows participate actively in research.  The division maintains the Lilling Family Neonatal Research Lab at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, which supports an active laboratory based research program coordinated by specialized research scientists.  The division also supports an active clinical research program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center which is coordinated by specialized research support personnel.   Active areas of research include:

  • Gene transfer of antioxidant enzymes
  • Effects of hyperoxia
  • Development of pulmonary vascular system
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Periventricular leukomalacia
  • Neonatal nutrition and human milk components
  • Effects of human milk on the recipient infant
  • Effects of neonatal management on the intestinal and pulmonary microbiome
  • Neonatal transport with high frequency mechanical ventilation
  • Brain cooling for hypoxic ischemic-encephalopathy
  • Non-invasive cardiopulmonary monitoring
  • Multiple gestations
  • Substance abuse
  • Palliative care
  • Skin and wound care
  • Point of care ultrasonography
  • Neonatal follow-up
  • Outcomes research

A detailed neonatal patient database and EHR support a variety of quality and outcomes projects. Faculty, fellows, nurse practitioners, and residents have been yearly presenters at national pediatric research meetings. For selected research publications and invited presentations download our research pamphlet [PDF]. 

On-going professional development

As Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellows, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide array of educational experiences designed to enhance your skills and your future career endeavors. All our fellows are guided throughout the three-year program by a mentor, a member of the faculty, to ensure they are developing the necessary skills to be successful in the field.

Board review

Fellows in the neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship program receive extensive support as they prepare for their board certification exams. We give trainees access to written self-assessments, as well as mock oral examinations. 

Leadership development

The Physician Leadership Institute offers a wide array of programs that collectively serve physician leaders at all levels of the organization. These programs aim to recruit, develop, and retain the talent necessary to achieve Northwell Health’s organizational goals by developing the necessary skill sets among physicians to allow them to prosper in high visibility leadership positions.  

Understanding health systems and practice management

Being a fellow in one of the country’s largest health care systems puts you at a unique advantage. Throughout the training program, fellows learn about how to navigate and leverage the resources of health care systems, strategic elements of practice management and how to adapt and grow in the changing health care landscape.

Did you know…

… the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health ranks within the top sixth percentile for all independent research institutes receiving funds from the NIH?

Lilling Family Neonatal Research Lab

The researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research actively study the area of neonatal nutrition and common, critical inflammatory disorders of the newborn. Through their research, they are able to analyze the changes in composition of human milk, the effect of processing on human milk, andthe clinical benefits of expressed human milk in the extremely premature infant. This research translates to better care for our tiniest patients.

Cohen Children's Medical Center

Dedicated exclusively to the care of children and committed to providing the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art care in all major clinical areas.

About 10 percent of newborns are born premature or with an illness requiring specialized care. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit staff at Northwell Health works hard to care for our most vulnerable patients, from birth to discharge.