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Program Structure


The three-year ACGME-accredited Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at RUSH University Medical Center (RUMC) fully meets the requirements of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine subspecialty board of the American Board of Pediatrics. The program provides trainees with a broad range of experiential clinical, research, teaching and leadership opportunities, with the goal of training physicians who achieve excellence in all four domains. The 72-bed, state-of-the-art level 3 (highest designation in Illinois) single family room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides specialized interdisciplinary, neonatal care that is family-centered and evidence-based. Training occurs as a continuum, with progressively more clinical responsibility and dedicated research time over the three-year fellowship experience. Most clinical activities are conducted at RUMC, a large tertiary-care academic hospital and referral center in Chicago. Fellows rotate at the Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of RUMC, for their Cardiac ICU rotations and one Maternal-Fetal Medicine rotation.

Clinical Curriculum

Clinical training is evidence-based, with direct patient care, didactic and hands-on simulation-based components. Fellow responsibilities include patient care, consultation with specialists/sub-specialists, antenatal counseling, parent/family conferences, transports, in-house night call, and collaboration with the interprofessional healthcare team to provide optimal care for patients in the NICU. Clinical NICU training comprises 13 months of the three-year Program; 5.5 months in year one, 4.5 months in year two and 3 months in year three. In addition to overseeing the management of patients in the NICU, in collaboration with advanced practice providers, fellows serve as supervisors for house staff, junior fellows and medical students.


A mother smiles and holds her intubated baby as a physician looks on and smiles in the background.

High-Risk Follow-Up Clinic

Fellows rotate in the RUSH Neonatal High-Risk Follow-Up clinic during their research rotations. Fellows work closely with the Attending Neonatologist and the multidisciplinary team that includes neurodevelopmental child psychologists, dietitians and physical therapists. Fellows participate in the longitudinal evaluation and management of high-risk neonates, including very low birth weight infants, those who received therapeutic hypothermia and those with congenital heart disease.

For questions about the program and/or application process:

Beverley Robin, MD, MHPE, CHSE, FAAP
Program Director
(312) 942-6640

Kathryn L. Lindsey
Program Coordinator
(312) 942-8311

ACGME program ID: 3291632099

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