The Neonatology Fellowship Program
Charles Rosenfeld, M.D. developed our training program using guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), and the Organization of Neonatal-Perinatal Training Program Directors. The program is fully accredited through 2013 by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Of the 61 graduates since 1980, half chose a career in academic neonatology and half in clinical practice, both in the U.S. and abroad. To date, 90 percent of graduates have published at least one manuscript from their research work during this fellowship. Our fellows have also enjoyed a 95 percent success rate on the ABP Neonatal-Perinatal sub-board examination.
The Teaching Hospitals
Parkland Memorial Hospital has more than 12,000 deliveries annually, one of the busiest L&D services in the country. The 90-bed NICU receives 1,100-1,300 admissions each year, providing a broad clinical experience.
Children's Medical Center Dallas has a NICU with a 36-bed capacity. The current number of open beds is 30, last expanded in November 2011. We plan to open to full capacity in the next 12 months. The NICU receives complex referral cases from all over Texas and adjoining states.
The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Our division has been a member of the NIH Neonatal Research Network since the network's inception in 1986, and is involved in basic science research, clinical projects, and national collaborative studies. We have the support of eight NIH-funded grants, one of which has been continuously funded for over 30 years. The division maintains a high profile at regional, national, and international meetings, with numerous presentations and invited lectures given by faculty and fellows.
Department of Pediatrics
Our department has more than 200 full-time faculty members focused on the problems of child health, working in basic science and clinical research. The pediatric residency program is one of the finest in the country. The Department offers fellowship training programs in many other subspecialties, including Allergy/Immunology, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics/Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Rheumatology, and Academic General Pediatrics.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern Medical School has among its distinguished faculty:
- 5 Nobel Prize winners actively conducting research, more than any other medical school in the world
- 15 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 20 members of the National Academy of Sciences
- 18 members of the Institute of Medicine