Patient Care

The Division of Neonatal–Perinatal at UT Southwestern Medical Center has provided care for normal newborns and newborns with complex medical and surgical problems for more than 25 years. Our faculty offer clinical services at several different locations within the UT Southwestern system.

Parkland Memorial Hospital

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Since 1974, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Parkland Memorial Hospital has been providing exceptional and comprehensive care to critically ill newborns. This was the first NICU in Dallas County and is the largest Level III unit in the region. Our 98-bed unit averages ~1,400 admissions annually, almost 100 admissions a month. Our staff consists of a collaborative team of physicians, nurses and support staff who are all highly experienced in caring for a wide array of neonatal disorders both medical and surgical. Working closely with our highly skilled colleagues in the maternal-fetal medicine department, we are able to provide exceptional care both before and after birth. This teamwork has resulted in one of the lowest mortality rates in the country. Learn more about the Parkland NICU.
  • Newborn Nursery: With over 15,000 deliveries a year, the newborn nursery at Parkland Memorial Hospital is one of the busiest in the country. Under the supervision of pediatric faculty from the Neonatal-Perinatal Division, pediatric residents and pediatric nurse practitioners provide comprehensive care for both term and near-term infants from birth through discharge. Learn more about the Newborn Nursery at Parkland.
  • Labor and Delivery: We provide a unique and highly trained neonatal resuscitation team who attend more than 300 high-risk deliveries a month and have the capability to deliver cutting-edge delivery room care in even the most complex cases, including EXIT (Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment) procedures. Under the direction of Myra Wyckoff, M.D., an internationally acclaimed physician in neonatal resuscitation research, the labor and delivery faculty provide a very unique resuscitation rotation for fellows, residents, and medical students, which includes exposure to a computerized patient simulator, participation in resuscitation research, review of the literature, and attendance at high risk deliveries.

Children’s Medical Center

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: The NICU at Children's combines advanced technology with highly trained healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care for critically ill newborns. This state of the art, 36-bed NICU opened in 2009 as the premiere referral unit in North Texas. The NICU staff, under the supervision of faculty members from the Division of Neonatal–Perinatal, is experienced in caring for a wide-array of neonatal disorders, both medical and surgical. Through collaboration with Children's extensive network of pediatric subspecialists, this NICU is able to provide exceptional care tailored to the specific needs of each individual patient. Learn more about the NICU at Children’s.
  • Low Birth Weight Clinic: The Low Birth Weight Clinic provides comprehensive medical and psychosocial treatment through intensive intervention, education, social services, and developmental testing for high risk infants born at Parkland Memorial Hospital from birth to age three. Learn more about the services provided by the Low Birth Weight Clinic.