Fellowship Training

The Division of Neonatology and the Neonatal-Perinatal Sub-specialty Training Program are based at the University of  Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. The Neonatology Training Program is a fully-accredited three year fellowship program.

The program offers two tracks; 1) Clinical track consisting of minimum 15 months time in the NICU with rest dedicated to research, and 2) Research track with minimum 12 months NICU time with rest spent on research. Continuation on either track is subject to fellows evaluation by the clinical competency committee. Fellows participate in the weekly High-Risk Infant Follow-up Clinic and fellows interested in neonatal outcome research, can also participate in a half-day Developmental Clinic which is run by a Developmental Pediatrician.  Electives in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Neonatal Cardiology, and Neonatal Neurology are available in the training program. A Junior Attending Month in ICN for 3rd year fellows is also a component of the program. Fellows are entitled to three months of vacation time.

The program has its clinical component based in the University Medical Center. Each fellow has the opportunity to meet with several investigators prior to selecting a mentor in either clinical or bench research programs. Research mentors are available in the Division of Developmental biology in Pediatrics, and in the Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Anatomy and Cell biology and Physiology and Biophysics. Additional mentors are available in the nationally ranked Schools of Public Health and Nursing.  All research is supported by grants to the mentors from Federal and Non-Federal agencies. Clinical patient-based research is supported by the infrastructure of the Clinical and Translational Research Initiatives at UIC. The program also supports tuition waiver offered by the University for masters programs. the program offers 6 months of call free time to encourage academic progress (1 in PGY4, 2 in PGY5, 3 in PGY6).

De-Ann Pillers, MD, PhD, FAAP
Training Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program;
Professor, Section Chief of Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine;
Associate Head for Perinatology;
Director of the Center of Excellence in Neonatal Vision Science, and Bioscience Research Core Director 

Nishant Srinivasan MD
Associate Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program;
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Joseph Greenia
Coordinator, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Pediatrics (MC 856)
840 South Wood Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Phone:   (312) 996-4185
Fax:       (312) 355-5548
E-mail:   greeniaj@uic.edu