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Fetal Neonatology

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The Fetal Neonatal service line at Children’s Medical Center is dedicated to quality enhancements and research in hopes of better outcomes for the tiniest of patients everywhere.  

The center is one of 17 in the National Institute of Child Health and Development Neonatal Research Network. In 2013, the team launched Texas’ first dedicated neonatal telemedicine service, which offers physicians at other hospital NICUs 24-hour access to our experienced, board-certified neonatologists via two-way, real-time communications.

US News & World Report also ranks Children’s Health among the nation's top programs in Neonatology. This ranking highlights our dedication to exceptional care and best practices as well as the use and availability of advanced treatments. UT Southwestern's distinguished faculty includes four Nobel laureates and 19 members of the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine and is home to the research laboratories of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine faculty and collaborating investigators in other clinical and basic science departments. 

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Program Highlights

  • Offers a highly coordinated team of providers including board certified Neonatologists, Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and Neonatal Medicine fellows, who provide exceptional neonatal care from birth through discharge.
  • A 47-bed Level IV NICU that serves as a regional referral center for lower level NICUs. It was recently expanded in 2015 and includes state-of-the-art equipment and upgraded amenities for our families.
  • Provides neonatal support to outside obstetricians and maternal fetal medicine specialists through our Fetal-Neonatal Program. This multidisciplinary team, including maternal fetal medicine, neonatology, pediatric surgery, cardiology and other pediatric subspecialists, provides prenatal consults for patients' with diagnoses of fetal anomalies or when a complex postnatal course is anticipated.
  • Daily bedside rounds include medical staff, neonatal respiratory therapists, nutritionists, child life specialists, pastoral care and developmental psychiatrists to provide the highest level of family-centered care.
  • All neonatologists are faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine has been a participating member in the National Institutes of Health Neonatal Network since its inception in 1986.
  • Access to a full range of neonatal therapies, including high frequency and jet ventilation, ECMO, nitric oxide and total body cooling. Immediate availability of pediatric subspecialty consultations.
  • Full access to radiology services provided by radiologists with neonatal expertise.
  • Access to our highly trained transport team dedicated solely to pediatric, neonatal and high risk obstetrical transport.