Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

Since 1985, our program has been training and graduating well rounded academic neonatologists who are serving their patients and communities with distinction and compassion locally and nationally. For more information, call 216-778-5946 or email us.

Neonatal Perinatal Fellows
Fellows
Our fellowship program is designed to train and prepare neonatologists in academic and clinical excellence through a comprehensive, structured curriculum. Our Fellows
Faculty
Faculty
We are a teaching hospital of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where our faculty members hold academic appointments.  Our Faculty
Curriculum
Curriculum
The fellowship in neonatology offers a graded increase in responsibility coupled with close supervision by our faculty. Curriculum
Research
Research
Current research interests of the neonatal faculty include respiratory physiology, placental physiology and preterm labor, neonatal nutrition, neonatal follow-up and bioinformatics. Research

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship


Voted #12 out of 50 top teaching hospitals in the US, ranked by Washington Monthly Magazine


The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (NPM) Fellowship Training Program at MetroHealth-Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) has been fulfilling its mission successfully since 1985 when it was first accredited by the ACGME. Since 2004, the training program has collaborated with Cleveland Clinic Children’s as a second site and is aptly named CWRU-CCF-MetroHealth Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program. Our training program is unique with two very diverse and nationally recognized training sites (MetroHealth System level III NICU and Cleveland Clinic Children’s level IV NICU) that underpins our strong and comprehensive training. Our broad curriculum and highly accomplished faculty at the two sites provide a stellar clinical and academic learning environment. Some of the highlights of our curriculum include hands-on bedside teaching, dedicated weekly didactics, simulation workshops, team-based learning, QI projects, developing evidence-based management guidelines, AMA sponsored Moderate Sedation course and ECMO course. Our program ensures ample protected time for scholarly activities, and the faculty are actively engaged in mentoring fellow research in both clinical and laboratory-based projects. 

Some of the current research interests of the neonatal faculty include mechanisms of fetal membrane weakening, gut microbiome, neonatal growth, metabolism, and endocrinology, molecular mechanisms of neonatal kidney development, patient safety and quality, long term follow-up of preterm infants, body composition, custom maternal breast milk fortification, non-invasive ventilation, mouse model for ROP. 

Contact Us

Phone: 216-778-5946

Deepak Kumar, MD
Program Director
[email protected]


Cassandra Smith
Program Coordinator
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