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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine is one of the leading neonatology programs in the United States, providing neonatology faculty for seven clinical sites in central Indiana, including the Level IV neonatal intensive care unit at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis.

Neonatal-Perinatal services at Riley Hospital for Children has been ranked #4 in the nation by Parent’s Magazine for Neonatal-Perinatal care and ranked 14th in the nation by US News and World Report for top hospitals by specialty. This team of specialty pediatricians cares for more than 3,000 patients each year.

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at IU School of Medicine continues to grow, offering exciting new opportunities for clinical services, basic and translational research, and innovative educational programs.

a provider plays with a baby in the hospital

Modern facilities for working and learning

The expanded Riley Hospital for Children’s $475 million ten-story Simon Family Tower accommodates emergency room services, single-room-concept newborn intensive care unit and advanced imaging and radiology units. The Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program is one of only 17 designated Centers of Excellence in the United States, and the school’s Simulation Center Program is an advanced training facility for health care professionals and students to hone their clinical and technical skills.

Division Leadership

Division Chief
6477-Haneline, Laura

Laura S. Haneline, MD

Edwin L. Gresham Professor of Pediatrics

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Associate Division Chief
13436-Boyle, David

David W. Boyle, MD

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics

Read Bio David W. Boyle, MD

Clinical Care

Clinical Care

Riley Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the only comprehensive NICU in Indiana and one of the largest in the midwest. Approximately 70 percent of the 700 critically ill neonates admitted annually are transferred here from outlying hospitals.
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Renowned for the strength of its basic science and translational research programs, the Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine at IU School of Medicine has excelled in securing external funding. The Department of Pediatrics consistently ranks in the top 5-10 percent of all pediatric departments nationally for NIH funding.
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The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at IU School of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited three-year program that provides trainees with the experience, skills and confidence to manage any neonatal situation.
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The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine offers a variety of education and training programs, care support programs and community outreach programs—ranging from Simulation Programs designed to help physicians hone their skills in a life-like simulated environment to manning the neonatal and pediatric transports that bring children to Riley Hospital from throughout the state.