The objective of the Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine Fellowship program is to train physicians for careers in neonatology, from basic research, to teaching, to clinical perinatal health care delivery. Each fellow will receive the necessary guidance to be able to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:
- Managing all neonatal clinical problems, including neonatal surgical patients.
- Implementing modern methods of maternal-infant health care delivery, including the practice of environmental and family-centered care of the high-risk infant. This will include training in the latest neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) design elements, including private-room care of the high-risk neonate.
- Utilizing an evidence-based approach to clinical management
- Performing basic, translational and/or clinical research.
The Neonatal Medicine service of the University of Wisconsin (UW) Department of Pediatrics is located at Meriter Hospital, a 400-bed private hospital that is closely affiliated with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. UW’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s divisions of Maternal Medicine and Perinatal Research are based there as well. Meriter Hospital is the #1 hospital for the number of deliveries in the state of Wisconsin, with over 4500 births per year. The close working relationship that exists between the pediatrics and obstetrics departments as well as the philosophy of the neonatal-perinatal training program assure a versatile and encompassing fellowship program that allows trainees to fully utilize the resources of both departments.