The Vanderbilt University Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program was established in 1962, one of the first in the United States. Contemporary clinical care, an outstanding research environment, and dedicated faculty contribute to an extraordinary training experience for up to 5 fellows in each of 3 years. Fellows join our program from all over the United States.
Our program is directed towards developing academic leaders in the field of neonatology through innovative clinical care, basic science research, clinical research, and education.
Our mission is to:
- Train exemplary neonatal-perinatal medicine clinicians in an environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion for our patients, families, and those who care for our patients.
- Encourage the pursuit of an academic career in neonatology through the development of knowledge and expertise in scientific research, quality improvement, and medical education.
This is accomplished through a comprehensive clinical experience in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt; a structured curriculum; and a mentored research experience typically leading to presentations at national meetings, peer-reviewed publications, and/or completion of an advanced degree. Upon successful completion of the program, fellows are eligible for certification by the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
Our division's faculty has a wide array of clinical interests including:
Our faculty also perform research in the following areas:
In addition to the research opportunities available within the Division, our fellows also leverage the many research opportunities throughout Vanderbilt. We are proud of the diverse research that our faculty and fellows undertake and the tremendous clinical and research mentorship opportunities available. We are glad you are considering our program for your training and look forward to hearing from you.