About the Program

You will benefit from Iowa’s tradition of collaboration.

The University of Iowa is well suited to be part of this unique approach to managing the heart and circulatory system of the tiniest babies. 

We are leaders in neonatology care, known worldwide for documenting our protocols and sharing them with the world.

Our culture of academic medicine is one of collaboration, where it’s natural for specialists in cardiology to work closely with neonatologists to better understand complex physiology and develop appropriate care based on groundbreaking diagnostic tools.

In partnership with the pediatric echo lab, trainees will be exposed not only to neonatal echocardiography but will also get an opportunity to observe cardiac MRI and fetal echocardiography as part of their training.

You will be among the nation’s first fellowship-trained specialists.

Iowa accepts one or two fellows each year for this first-of-its-kind program. Our first fellow entered the program in the summer of 2019.

If accepted, you would be among only a handful of practicing neonatologist in the United States with fellowship-based training in this groundbreaking approach to the hemodynamic management of premature infants.

You will work in unrivaled facilities designed for specialty care.

We provide care in the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Our intensive care facilities were designed by our care teams and came on line in the past few years. They offer the most sophisticated technology and incorporate best practices for patient care. In our center, echocardiography may be used in combination with near infrared spectroscopy and non-invasive cardiac output monitoring to develop a comprehensive understadning of neonatal physiology in real time.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is a designated Magnet hospital, and has been so longer than most in the country. Our nurses and support teams work at the highest levels of responsibility, adding to the quality of care we are able to deliver for our patients and their families.

You will use state-of-the-art simulators and imaging modalities.

Iowa is one of the few places in the country to make full use of the EchoCOM echocardiology simulator. The device allows for 3D reconstructions and can provide simulations of conditions with anatomically normal and abnormal heart structures.

The Iowa echocardiography team uses state-of-the-art imaging that allows for precise assessments of individual patients as well as instant access to database images for background and comparison.