The fellowship program is the focus for educational efforts in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. The educational component consists of daily didactic conferences related to neonatal topics or clinical cases, mortality & morbidity reviews, journal club and literature reviews, board review, maternal-fetal medicine, performance improvement, biostatistics, and on-going research. Evidence-based best practices are discussed and reviewed critically. All sessions include web conferencing to include fellows at all sites.

Clinical programs

The program provides a full spectrum of advanced technology and therapies for neonates. In addition to continuous faculty, fellow, and nursing management 24/7, our division maintains the following multidisciplinary clinical programs:

  • Transport with High-Frequency Ventilation and Nitric Oxide
  • Lung Rescue/Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Multidisciplinary Antenatal Care Services
  • Interdisciplinary Team Rounds
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Center
  • Lactation and Donor Milk Program
  • Specialized nutrition strategies
  • Selective Brain Cooling
  • Heliox therapy
  • Neonatal Wound Care and Skin Team
  • Neonatal Airway Disorders Program
  • Neonatal Interdisciplinary Feeding Team
  • Cleft Palate Team
  • Neonatal Pain Team
  • PURE Program for disorders of sexual development
  • High-Risk Follow-Up Clinic

All neonatal surgical specialties are available on-site including; general surgery, cardiovascular, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, ophthalmology with retinal specialists, urology, and a craniofacial surgery team. Our pediatric medicine specialty group represents all subspecialties.

Curriculum

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.  Fellows in the neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship program receive extensive support as they prepare for their board certification exams. 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’s organizational goals by developing the necessary skill sets among physicians to allow them to prosper in high visibility leadership positions. 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.

Fellowship Year 1

  • Orientation Lecture Series
  • Fellowship mentor assigned (first month)
  • Procedure review and training exercises, simulation labs
  • ECMO course
  • Fatigue avoidance training
  • No primary clinical service for first block
  • Lecture series, journal club, case reviews, teleconferences and ‘lunch & learn’
  • Introduction to Research Program for first year fellows
  • Research Mentor assigned by December (Scholarship Oversight Committee)
  • Subspecialty In-Service Exam
  • Clinical Competency Committee review semi-annually

Fellowship Year 2

  • Research data acquisition with mentor
  • Scholarship Oversight Committee review of research semi-annually
  • Lecture series, journal club, case reviews, teleconferences and ‘lunch & learn’
  • Subspecialty In-Service Exam
  • NICHD/Industry sponsored neonatal meetings
  • Data presentation at local research meeting
  • Clinical Competency Committee review semi-annually

Fellowship Year 3

  • Junior Attending, Semi-Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiac ICU elective
  • Scholarship Oversight Committee review of research
  • PAS, AAP National Meeting abstract presentation(s)
  • Manuscript(s) for research project(s)
  • Subspecialty In-Service Exam
  • Lecture series, journal club, case reviews, teleconferences and ‘lunch & learn’
  • Clinical Competency Committee review semi-annually
  • Assistance in Job Placement

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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.