Newborn Medicine/
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit  

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At the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health, our 50-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides care for premature newborn infants requiring medical or surgical intervention. Our newborn medicine team is well-equipped to handle the most complicated cases.

We have specific expertise in neonatal neurological problems, an active delivery room resuscitation program, and a comprehensive developmental follow-up program for infants at risk for the first three years of life.

Recognized Leaders in Newborn Therapies

The Division's work in newborn medicine is having a major impact on the study of cerebral palsy and newborn stroke. Our physician-scientists are currently leading an evaluation of "brain cooling" as a way of minimizing brain damage in newborn infants from low blood oxygen levels. In addition, our physicians have developed one of the most widely used models for evaluating its consequences and finding ways to prevent and minimize the damage.

The Perinatal Center at Weill Cornell

Our specialists are affiliated with the Perinatal Center at Weill Cornell -- an internationally recognized multidisciplinary center for fetal diagnosis, high risk pregnancies, counseling, and neonatal intensive care. Our close collaboration with other specialists at the Perinatal Center provides our patients with “one stop” access to leading experts in obstetrics, neurology and neurological surgery, orthopedics, cardiology and cardiac surgery, urology, and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

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Division of Newborn Medicine
525 East 68th Street, N-506
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-3530
Fax: (212) 746-8608

For office hours and staff information, view our medical practice page.