Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program page! We offer a certified three-year fellowship in Newborn Medicine. Fellows rotate through both UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, a Level IV NICU offering ECMO and every subspecialty, and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, which features a Level III NICU and over 10,000 deliveries a year. 

Besides receiving superb clinical training, our fellows conduct research with some of the brightest investigators at the University of Pittsburgh. Our fellows present their work at regional and national meetings. They routinely receive awards for their work.

Finally, we pride ourselves on the collegial nature of our program. Attendings and fellows are on a first-name basis. We view our fellows as junior colleagues and treat them as such.

Our program is led by director Nicole R. Dobson, MD, FAAP and associate director Karena Gildea Lawrence, MD, MS, IBCLC, FAAP.

Program Highlights

Our division manages one of the busiest neonatal (ECMO) programs in the country combined with multiple graduate and dual-fellowship programs.


Most clinical time is completed in the first year, allowing fellow to complete their Master's degree or research during their second and third years.

Research Opportunities

Pitt offers numerous and flexible research opportunities for our fellows. 


View a list of our Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship affiliated faculty.

Fellows and Graduates

Take a look at our list of current fellows as well as recent and former graduates.


Fellowship can be difficult. Check out all the wellness resources we provide.

How to Apply and Contact Us

Learn how to apply to our program and contact our fellowship coordinator.