Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

Program director Jayasree Nair, MD with fellow Andreina Mari Torrealba, MD.

Our three-year fellowship program provides training in all aspects of neona­tal-perinatal medicine, including clinical neonatology and research.

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 research project.

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 Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

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.

Year One

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 research project.

Years Two and Three

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 fellow.

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.

Seminars and Conferences

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 pathophysiology.

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” Conference.

How To Apply

The neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship follows three years of general pediatric residency training. Candidates should apply through ERAS and enter the Neonatology Match through NRMP.

Comprehensive 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 current fellows.

Our selection criteria include:

  • excellent residency performance record
  • goals consistent with those of our fellowship

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact:

Training Program Administrator

Rhonda Saunders

Fellowship Program Administrator

Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology

1001 Main Street, 5th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0256; Fax: (716) 323-0294



1001 Main Street
5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0260
Fax: (716) 323-0294

Program Director

Nair, Jayasree

Jayasree Nair, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

UBMD Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, 1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0260; Fax: (716) 323-0294


Our Current Fellows

Vikash Agrawal.

Vikash Agrawal, MD

Medical School: Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College; Residency: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center; Hometown: Ambikapur, India

Mausma Bawa.

Mausma Bawa, MD

Medical School: Yenepoya Medical College; Residency: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College; Hometown: India

N Ja Hpa.

N Ja Hpa, MD

Medical School: University of Medicine 1; Residency: New York Medical College; Hometown: Yat Sauk, Myanmar

Srinivasan Mani.

Srinivasan Mani, MD

Medical School: Madras Medical College; Residency: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center; Hometown: Chennai, India

Pedro Rivera-Hernandez.

Pedro Rivera-Hernandez, MD

Medical School: San Juan Bautista School of Medicine; Residency: Cooper University Hospital; Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Andreina Mari Torrealba.

Andreina Mari Torrealba, MD

Medical School: University of Carabobo; Residency: University of Carabobo; Hometown: Venezuela

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).