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Outside view of the Simon Family Tower at Riley Hospital for Children

Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship

The Neonatal-Perinatal fellowship at IU School of Medicine is an established training program accredited by the ACGME since 1984. Neonatal fellows take part in a well-rounded curriculum, balancing time between clinical experiences, teaching opportunities and academic activities. This individualized program allows fellows to design their own educational track based on their career goals of clinician, educator or physician scientist. As part of a large medical school and pediatric department, the Neonatal-Perinatal fellowship offers varied opportunities for scholarship.

The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine has a long history of excellence in clinical and basic science research. Exposure to clinical or basic science research provides fellows with the skills necessary to evaluate literature and apply those results to clinical care, teaching and/or investigation. Neonatology fellows routinely present their research at national and regional meetings and have won prestigious awards for their work. Fellows have broad academic interests, and graduates are equally divided in their career choices between basic science research, clinical research, education and clinical medicine.

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Clinical and Teaching Opportunities

Through a strong partnership with maternal fetal medicine, the Riley Maternity and Newborn Health Service Line allows fellows to participate in management and planning of high-risk deliveries.  Postnatal management of neonates occurs in a wide range of level III and IV NICUs providing an extensive educational experience. Fellows primarily rotate through two major hospitals in downtown Indianapolis and three major NICUs – Riley Children’s Hospital (Simon Family Tower NICU and Maternity Tower NICU) and Eskenazi Health. These hospitals account for more than 6000 routine and high-risk deliveries annually. Extensive and diverse follow up clinic opportunities allow fellows continued exposure to the outcomes of our NICU graduates.

Program Leadership

Program Director
19952-Niehaus, Jason

Jason Z. Niehaus, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Program Coordinator
Lyn Terrell, pediatric fellowship coordinator

Lyn Terrell, C-TAGME

Fellowship Coordinator

Associate Program Director
11493-Wetzel, Elizabeth

Elizabeth A. Wetzel, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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