Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Overview of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program 

The Division of Neonatology at Oregon Health & Science University offers a three-year fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The overarching goal of the OHSU Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program is to provide a rich environment where post-residency fellows develop expertise in the clinical, research, educational and quality improvement/patient safety skills requisite to become leaders in Academic Neonatology.

Beginning in 1974, the OHSU Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program has been committed to individualizing educational and scholarly experiences to best meet the career goals of each of our fellows. Through a competency-based, needs-driven curriculum, we utilize didactic teaching, experiential learning, and simulation-based training to achieve the learning objectives set forth by the American Board of Pediatrics for NPM fellowship training. Our fellows graduate with the ability to manage infants with complex neonatal pathophysiology, including extreme prematurity, complex surgical problems, congenital heart disease, and diagnoses requiring extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation; to critically evaluate medical evidence relating to improving neonatal outcomes; to adeptly practice inter-professional teamwork; and to communicate with cultural and ethical sensitivity. The program provides structured, guided experiences for trainees to develop expertise in teaching the cognitive, technical, and behavioral skills essential in the practice of neonatology across disciplines.

The OHSU Division of Neonatology comprises 14 attending neonatologists, 6 fellows, and 14 nurse practitioners/physician assistants, covering in total 96 beds in one Level IV and two Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in Oregon and Southwest Washington. OHSU/Doernbecher Children's Hospital Level IV NICU is the only academic NICU in Oregon. There are more than 45,000 deliveries a year in Oregon; our NICUs also care for patients from Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Hawaii, and Alaska, ensuring that fellows are involved in the care of many of the newborns requiring specialty care in the region. The OHSU/Doernbecher NICU admits about 600 neonates per year with approximately 20% being transported from the region.  The clinical care and opportunities for learning are outstanding.

Opportunities in research include investigation within and outside of the Division of Neonatology. The program provides comprehensive preparation for academic success and future contributions to the field of neonatology, whether in basic, translational, or clinical research, including epidemiology, health services research, quality improvement/patient safety and medical education. The research experience is rigorous, structured, and designed to provide young investigators with strong opportunity for success in academic neonatology. There are many ongoing research projects among the faculty and fellows in the Division, some supported with grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and private sources, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. OHSU/Doernbecher NICU is an active site for clinical research, that includes local/regional studies, as well as being part of large multi-center randomized controlled trials. We appreciate your interest in our program and invite you to learn more through this website.

Contact us

For more information about the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, please contact:

Dmitry Dukhovny, M.D., M.P.H., Program Director

503 494-1077 

Sarah Fuller, Program Coordinator

503 494-1077 

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