Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Neonatology Clinical Experience


The NICU of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children's) has more than 550 annual admissions. All infants at the hospital are outborn, and Lurie Children's provides all aspects of medical and surgical neonatal intensive care. The hospital receives referrals for multiple indications including cardiac, surgical, and liver failure from the Chicago metropolitan area as well as greater Illinois and other states. The NICU is also a regional ECMO referral center. High-risk infants are followed by the NICU team after discharge in the Neonatal & Cardiac Intensive Care Follow-Up Clinic.

Prentice Women’s Hospital at Northwestern Medicine is immediately adjacent to the Lurie Children's facility, has more than 1,000 annual admissions, and over 12,000 deliveries a year. High-risk obstetrics units associated with Northwestern Medicine provide experience in managing high-risk maternity patients. Pediatric residents and neonatal-perinatal fellows attend high-risk deliveries.

The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health enables our fellows to be part of pre-birth counseling and pediatric care planning for pregnant women carrying babies with medical problems.

Our fellows and faculty also work closely with Northwestern's division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine which is part of the NIHCD-sponsored MFM Units Network, allowing the division to partner with 14 sites to conduct multi-center clinical trials.