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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

The overarching goal of the post-doctoral fellowship program in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Yale is to equip trainees with the clinical and research skills to become independent and productive academic and clinical neonatologists. Yale University has a prestigious neonatal-perinatal medicine training program with a long and distinguished history. This program was established by Dr. Joseph Warshaw in 1973, was led by Dr. Ian Gross from 1982-2013 and is now directed by Dr. Christie Bruno.

Former fellows of our program have gone on to hold academic positions in medical schools and hospitals across the country and several have become independent NIH-funded investigators. Our program is highly competitive and ranks among the top training programs in US for placing fellows in academic positions. The training environment and program are highly developed, exposing trainees to the full spectrum of neonatal diseases while maintaining the strong tradition of providing outstanding opportunities for research training.

Our program enrolls 2-3 fellows/year. Fellows enter the program after completing three years of residency in pediatrics. The program is designed for postdoctoral fellows to experience a continuum of learning in both clinical neonatology and research over three years. Throughout the training, fellows are exposed to a variety of neonates and infants with routine and complex medical, surgical and cardiac issues, including those requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). Similarly, the complexity of contemporary research, both clinical and basic science, requires the progressive acquisition of research skills and protected time to become experts in research technologies. The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program allows for an outstanding clinical experience during all three years as well as an early introduction to laboratory and clinical research in the first year of the program.

Training and Education

The Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine is actively involved in the training of pediatric residents, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and neonatology fellows.

Our fellowship training program is open to pediatricians who have completed residency and are interested in pursuing additional training in clinical neonatology as well as academic inquiry and research. It is structured as a 3 year experience and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, with the goal of training future leaders in academic neonatology.

Clinical Training

Clinical training takes place 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 diseases. Exposure to high frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), therapeutic hypothermia, pre and post-operative surgical care, high-risk neurodevelopmental follow-up, and high-risk obstetrics is provided.

Contact Information

Valencia Culbreath
Fellowship Program Coordinator

Dr. Christie Bruno
Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Lindsay Johnston
Associate Fellowship Program Director

333 Cedar Street
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
New Haven, CT 06520

Phone Numbers
Tel: 203.688.2320
Fax: 203.688.5426