Our program is tailored to the interests and needs of each
fellow. We’ll help you achieve clinical proficiency and a
broad knowledge base in neonatal-perinatal medicine.
You’ll also design and complete a clinical and/or basic
Our three-year program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and satisfies requirements
of the American Board of Pediatrics Subspecialty Board of
While on service in the Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit (NICU), our fellows take a strong
leadership role in patient management and in teaching house staff
and nurse practitioners.
In the first year, our fellows spend about half of the year in
the NICU on the clinical service. They spend most of the other half
of the first year identifying, designing and implementing a
In the second and third years, on-service NICU time decreases
and research time increases. We’ll outline a specific program
based on the interests and prior training of the individual
Our faculty members offer supervision in basic and clinical
research and give fellows increased responsibility as they further
their experiences in clinical neonatology.
Our fellows regularly present abstracts at the Pediatric
Academic Society and Eastern Society for Pediatric Research annual
meetings. Fellows from our program have been nominated for and have
received prestigious awards.
All fellows do a NICU rotation as an attending senior fellow
during their third year.
Our MD/MPH program is available to provide more
rigorous training in clinical research.
Our faculty — as well as invited guest speakers —
conduct a weekly series of seminars on developmental biology of the
fetus and neonate, research design and methods, biochemistry and
In addition to these didactic clinical and basic science
lectures, we hold a biweekly clinical
neonatology fellows’ case conference and monthly journal
club, journal watch, pulmonary biology research seminar series,
obstetrics-gynecology, QA/pathology and ethics conferences.
We conduct laboratory and clinical research conferences weekly
to review ongoing projects, help plan new research and provide a
forum for visiting speakers. Statistical methods and research
design is provided through the Department of Pediatrics Fellows
Seminar as well as journal club, other neonatology conferences and
individual research project analysis.
There are annual regional conferences, including our Perinatal
Outreach Conference and Neonatology “Thruway”
The neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship follows three years
of general pediatric residency training. Candidates should apply
through ERAS and enter the Neonatology Match through
information for neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship
applicants is available on the AAP/ONTPD website.
In your personal statement, please tell us about yourself, your
interest in neonatology and your long-term plans and specific
fellowship training goals.
You must provide letters of recommendation from your chair of
pediatrics, the director of neonatology and two other faculty
members you have worked with over the past two years.
With rare exception, we require candidates to visit Buffalo for
personal interviews with members of the faculty and to meet with
Our selection criteria include:
- excellent residency performance record
- goals consistent with those of our fellowship
If you have any questions, please contact: