Neonatology fellows have rotations at both Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Prentice Women's Hospital at Northwestern Medicine.
Lurie Children’s rotations provide the opportunity to manage outborn infants with complex medical and surgical needs, coordinating care between multidisciplinary teams, and learning to support families. Fellows also spend time in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, manage ECMO, and take care of infants transferred for second or third opinions.
Prentice Women's Hospital at Northwestern Medicine is one of the largest delivery hospitals in the country and has over 12,000 deliveries a year. Fellows learn to master newborn resuscitation, manage extremely premature infants, and take care of term infants requiring care in the NICU.
Fellows also spend time in the Neonatal & Cardiac Intensive Care Follow-Up Clinic under the direction of Dr. Raye-Ann deRegnier. In the clinic they learn to monitor the development and growth of NICU patients after discharge and throughout their early childhood development.
The first year of fellowship is designed to teach the new fellow how to manage complex disease processes, master resuscitation, work in a multidisciplinary teams and communicate with families who have critically ill children. The goal of the second year is to build on the first years’ experience and learn how to assume a leadership role in an NICU. By the third year, fellows are expected to take an active leadership role in the NICU.