Kaleida Health logo

Neonatology
Fellowship Program

The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at the University at Buffalo / Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB) provides training in all aspects of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine including clinical neonatology and research. The program is tailored to the interests and needs of each fellow. At the end of the fellowship, the fellow will have achieved a broad knowledge base in neonatal-perinatal medicine, clinical proficiency, and will have designed and completed a clinical and/or basic research project. Our 3-year program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and satisfies requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics Subspecialty Board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

While on service in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) fellows have a strong leadership role in patient management and in teaching house staff and nurse practitioners. In the first year, the fellow spends about half of the year in the NICU on the clinical service. The other half of the first year is spent primarily in identifying, designing, and implementing a research project.

In the second and third years, on-service NICU time decreases and research time increases. A specific program is outlined based on the interests and prior training of the individual fellow. Supervision is offered by our faculty in basic and clinical research and increasing responsibility is given to the fellows to further their experiences in clinical neonatology. An MPH Program is available to provide more rigorous training in clinical research. Laboratories exist at both WCHOB and University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. All fellows do a NICU rotation as an “attending”/Senior Fellow during their third year.

A weekly series of seminars on pathophysiology, biochemistry, developmental biology of the fetus and neonate, and on research design and methods, is conducted by the faculty and invited guest speakers. In addition to these didactic clinical and basic science lectures, there is a biweekly clinical Neonatology Fellows’ Case Conference and there are monthly Journal Club, Journal Watch, Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar Series, Ob-Gyn, QA/Pathology and Ethics Conferences.

Laboratory and clinical research conferences are conducted weekly to review ongoing projects, help plan new research, and provide a forum for visiting speakers. Statistical methods and research design is provided through the Department of Pediatrics Fellows Seminar as well as Journal Club and other Neonatology conferences, and individual research project analysis. There are annual regional conferences including our Perinatal Outreach Conference and Neonatology “Thruway” Conference.

Internationally recognized for its research, teaching and patient care, Women & Children’s Hospital is located in a beautiful, residential section of central Buffalo. Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is the major pediatric teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Over 2,000 medical, nursing and allied health students study at Women & Children’s Hospital annually. The Department of Pediatrics (http://medicine.buffalo.edu/pediatrics), including the Chair of Pediatrics and 90 faculty, are at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

General information for prospective UB residents and fellows:
http://wings.buffalo.edu/smbs/GME/Prospective_Residents.php

Map and Travel Information:
http://medicine.buffalo.edu/pediatrics/education/residency.html