The Division of Neonatology provides care for critically ill newborns. Our clinical care and research are focused on infants born prematurely or with low birth weight, term or preterm infants requiring surgical intervention, infants requiring resuscitation at birth, as well as the subsequent care required to assure the best possible outcomes for all of these patients.
Our three-year fellowship program provides training in all aspects of neonatal-perinatal medicine, including clinical experience, basic science and/or clinical research, and exposure to quality improvement methodology.
We conduct ongoing research in the areas of pulmonary biology, including study of the pulmonary vasculature, cell and molecular biologic studies of acute and chronic lung injury of the newborn, pulmonary hypertension, oxidant lung injury, inflammation and nitric oxide.
The main focus of basic science research in our division is neonatal transition at birth, disorders of neonatal transition and neonatal resuscitation. Faculty members in our division have received funding from the NIH, American Academy of Pediatrics, foundations and industry. Faculty and fellows regularly present at Pediatric Academic Society annual meetings.
Clinical research and quality improvement areas of interest include:
We are also evaluating the pathophysiology of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and its relation to prematurity, enteral feeds, ischemia and transfusions as a translational project.
Since 2011, we have been a part of the NICHD neonatal research network - a consortium of 18 universities and affiliated neonatal intensive care units dedicated to conducting multicenter clinical trials to improve the outcomes for critically ill newborn infants.
The 64-bed NICU at Oishei Children’s Hospital admits approximately 800 to 950 babies each year and has an average daily census of 55 babies. Oishei is the Regional Perinatal Center for Western New York, serving the surrounding eight counties and beyond.
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Buffalo, NY 14203
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