The NYU Neonatology Program at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center is a complex academic program whose mission identifies that infants are not just smaller versions of adults but have different emotional needs and their physical development is unique.
We strive to:
- provide neonatal clinical excellence in a developmentally compassionate manner
- train future neonatologists
- expand understanding of treatment important to the care of infant disorders, with the aim
- to enhance infant and family outcome through basic science and clinical research studies.
The Neonatology Program provides in-patient care at two clinical sites, Tisch Hospital and Bellevue Hospital Center Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU).
The faculty at the NYU School of Medicine provide oversight at both NICUs and the same specially trained neonatal staff cares for infants at both NICUs.
These NICU's are both New York State-designated Regional Tertiary Centers (RPC's). Each clinical center is capable of caring for the most critically ill infants and have associated affiliate institutions.
NYU-Bellevue Neonatal Program staff includes eight board certified Attending Neonatologists who are responsible for oversight of the care provided in the NICU.
Other medical doctors include Neonatology Fellows, pediatricians who are neonatologists-in-training and Pediatric Residents (pediatricians-in-training).
In addition, the NICU team includes: neonatal nurses, specialty-trained to care for critically ill and premature infants; neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal physician assistants (who work closely with the Attending Neonatologist and Neonatology Fellow), respiratory therapists, social workers, infant development specialists, pediatric psychologists,and neonatal occupational and physical therapists.
A large group of pediatric specialists, as well as other support staff work closely to provide complete care to the infant.