About the Program

The Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program at the University of Iowa has a long tradition of training neonatologists and has been accredited since 1985. Each year, more than 900 neonates receive care in our 88-bed neonatal intensive care unit, Iowa's only level IV NICU. Our NICU has been annually ranked among the top ICUs in the country in the U.S. News & World Report. 

As a large tertiary care center, we have a broad and diverse patient population to provide an excellent clinical environment. Over three years, our fellows complete 12 months of clinical service within our NICU with the remainder of their time devoted to scholarly activity. The university setting supports our fellows' academic endeavors. 

Our program has three aims which encompass the tripartite mission of our department; clinical care, research, and teaching: 

  1. Train outstanding neonatologists to be able to manage the whole spectrum of perinatal-neonatal issues including fetal care and prenatal counseling, delivery room care, neonatal transports, NICU management, and post-discharge follow-up. 
  2. Create lifelong learners by providing the tools to understand and engage in scholarly activity and research. 
  3. Develop teaching skills through formal education and role modeling.

We welcome your application to the program. All interviews will be conducted virtually this year. For questions or general information, please contact us.