Fellowship Training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

The Section of Neonatology and the Neonatal-Perinatal Subspecialty Training Program are based at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. The Neonatology Training Program is an ACGME-accredited three-year fellowship program.

The clinical aspects of the program are based in the Children’s Hospital at the University of Illinois Hospital. The NICU is a level III facility with 46 beds that provides comprehensive care to the newborn. Each fellow completes 52 weeks of NICU rotations in 2-4 week blocks which are supplemented by up to an additional 12 weeks of clinical elective rotations. Progress in clinical development is tracked by the Clinical Competency Committee. Fellows participate in the High-Risk Infant Follow-up Clinic where infants who are NICU graduates receive comprehensive developmental assessment. Electives in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Neonatal Cardiology, and Neonatal Pharmacology are available in the training program. The curriculum supports a transition-to-independence curriculum, which includes progressive responsibility including rounding as a junior attending in the final six months of fellowship training. Faculty are in-house 24/7 to assure appropriate supervision is available.

A high priority is placed on the Scholarly Activities of each fellow. Multiple tracks are available for scholarly pursuit, including Basic/Translational/Clinical Research, Education, Global Health, Health Informatics, Outcomes Research, Patient Safety, and Public Health. Research mentors are available across campus, including the nationally-ranked Schools of Public Health and Nursing. The program also supports a tuition waiver offered by the University for degree-granting programs at the Masters level. For those interested in an academic career with a research focus, there are several NIH T32 training programs for which fellows in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine are eligible.

De-Ann Pillers, MD, PhD, FAAP
Dharmapuri Vidyasagar Professor and Head, Section of Neonatology
Program Director, Fellowship Training Program in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Vice Head for Academics, Department of Pediatrics
Co-Director, UIC-IDPH Perinatal Administrative Center
University of Illinois, Chicago

Nishant Srinivasan MD
Associate Program Director for Clinical Training
Chair, Clinical Competency Committee
Director of Simulation for the Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Joann Romano-Keeler, MD
Assistant Program Director for Scholarly Activities
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics


Mr. Joseph Greenia
Program Coordinator
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

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