Division of Neonatology

The Division of Neonatology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital has been a nationally recognized leader in Neonatology and educator of pediatricians and neonatologists for decades. In addition to providing state of the art, family-centered care in a newly-renovated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Division is engaged in both bench and clinical research activities. Dr. Avroy Fanaroff, Professor Emeritus, played a leadership role in founding the National Institutes of Health Neonatal Research Network. Our faculty, under the direction of Dr. Michele Walsh, Division Chief, participate in landmark multi-centered clinical trials. Dr. Richard Martin, Director of Neonatal Research, is a leader in the field of the neurobiology of breathing, focusing on the control of breathing, airway maturation in neonates, and the impact of intermittent hypoxia and hyperoxia in preterm infants. Faculty members are also engaged in other creative NIH-sponsored clinical and bench research studies and conduct quality research initiatives through the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative and Vermont Oxford Network.

The division has a rich tradition of writing and editing leading textbooks in the field including: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (Fanaroff, Martin, and Walsh), Care of the High Risk Neonate (Klaus and Fanaroff), Yearbook of Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine (Fanaroff and Others), Procedures in Infants and Children (Walsh and Krug), and Neonatology at a Glance (Fanaroff and Lissauer).

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