The Division of Neonatology, part of UBMD Pediatrics and the Department of Pediatrics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, is an academic division with a busy, thriving clinical neonatal intensive care service, active research interests, and a long-standing commitment to fellows and residents.

Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatric medicine that pertains to the care of critically ill newborns requiring specialized medical care. Newborns that require neonatal care include infants born prematurely or with low birth weight, term or preterm infants requiring surgical intervention, infants with congenital infection and infants requiring additional resuscitation at birth.

Oishei Children's Hospital

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As the Regional Perinatal Center for critically ill newborns, the Neonatal division serves the eight counties of Western New York and beyond. The mostly private 64-bed Level IV The Children's Guild Foundation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) admits over 850 babies each year and has an average daily census of 55.

Approximately one-third of admissions are transported from an outlying hospital by the experienced Neonatal Transport Team, which consists of neonatal nurse practitioners and specially trained neonatal respiratory therapists, readily available to provide stabilization and transport to Oishei Children’s Hospital for any infant in the region.

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patient room imageA 10-bed NICU has opened at Millard Fillmore Suburban offering parents and newborns (at least 32 weeks gestation) in the northtowns advanced neonatal care close to home. With experienced advanced care practitioners from the Regional Perinatal Center at Oishei Children's Hospital, increased access to pediatric subspecialists, highly experienced registered nurses and a compassionate multidisciplinary care team; newborns can receive critical care and remain in the same facility as their mom.

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