Education

The Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine trains fellows in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. We also offer courses to nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Our fellowship training program is open to pediatricians who have completed residency training and are interested in clinical neonatology and developmental biology. It is structured as a 3 year experience and is fully accredited by the American Board of Pediatrics for certification in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Clinical training

This is obtained in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, the regional neonatal referral center for Southern Connecticut. The unit provides tertiary care to infants with a wide variety of medical, surgical, and cardiac problems. Exposure to high frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, ECMO, body cooling for asphyxia, pre and post-operative care, follow-up, and high-risk obstetrics is provided.

Research

The goal of research training, which is supported by a grant from the NIH, is to provide the fellow with the necessary knowledge and experience to begin an academic career. Two research paths are offered:

  • Clinical Research Track: The Clinical Research Track emphasizes training in clinical research and epidemiology. Fellows plan and conduct clinical studies and are offered directed tutoring in statistics, design of clinical trials and epidemiology. Support for clinical research is provided by the NICHD Neonatal Network and a number of NIH grants.
  • Basic Research Track: The Basic Research Track focuses on developmental and molecular biology, utilizing the exceptional research opportunities at Yale University. Fellows may work in laboratories within the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine or undertake closely supervised training in laboratories throughout the University. A broad range of seminars sponsored by the Medical School are available to enrich research training.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Minority physicians are encouraged to apply.