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Fellowship Program

Neonatology Program


The training program in NPM at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is a regional program encompassing three collaborative institutions in New Jersey, Bristol-Myers

Squib Children’s Hospital of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Cooper University Hospital in Camden, and Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey. These three regional perinatal centers admit over 1500 high-risk infants into their intensive care nurseries, staffed by a full complement of medical and surgical subspecialists, pediatric residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Bristol-Myers Squib Children’s Hospital
The neonatal facility of the Department of Pediatrics is located in the Bristol-Myers Squib Children’s Hospital of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the primary teaching hospital of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. All pediatric subspecialties are represented including nephrology, infectious disease, pulmonary medicine, neurology, allergy/immunology, genetics, developmental pediatrics, psychology, cardiology, gastroenterology and nutrition, hematology/oncology, endocrinology, rheumatology, radiology, ethics and ambulatory pediatrics. The pediatric surgical services include general pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, urology, orthopedics and otolaryngology. The pediatric anesthesia and pathology services are very active.

Children’s Regional Hospital Cooper University at Cooper University Hospital
The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Hospital is the major academic medical center and the Regional Children’s Hospital for 7-10 counties in southern New Jersey. The Cooper University Hospital is a Regional Perinatal Center staffed by 7 full-time perinatologists. Cooper is also home of the Mid-Atlantic Neonatal Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) Center – one of only sixteen such Centers in the world. Approximately 2,500 babies are born at Cooper annually of which 450-500 high risk babies are admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU is a 37 bed, state-of-the-art facility that was recently completely renovated in 1999. The Division of Neonatology currently has 6 full-time neonatologists, a PhD nurse scientist (Director of the NIDCAP Center), and a PhD physiologist (in our research laboratory) with academic appointments through UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden. The NICU is staffed by faculty neonatologists who are in-house 24 hours a day in addition to Neonatal fellows, Cooper pediatric residents and neonatal nurse practitioners. The Division of Neonatology also runs an active high risk infant follow-up program and apnea clinic.

Hackensack University Medical Center
The fourth largest hospital by admissions in the USA, HUMC has 6300 deliveries per year with 900 admissions into the NICU. Over 100 infants weigh below 1500g. Staffed by eight neonatal attendings and physician extenders, the neonatal unit is an active participant in the Vermont-Oxford Database and member of the National Quality Improvement initiative. The institution is a primary affiliate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, providing multiple clinical rotation for UMDNJ residents.