Neonatology Division William M. Maniscalco, M.D., Chief The Division of Neonatology at the University of Rochester is responsible for the care of premature and critically ill newborns. Our patients are either born at Strong Memorial Hospital or are transported to us from other hospitals and emergency care facilities in Rochester and 13 surrounding counties in the Finger Lakes Referral Region. Over 1200 infants with a broad range of neonatal problems are admitted to our Level IV NICU each year. Our clinical facilities include: A 60 bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong A 12 bed Special Care Nursery at Rochester General Hospital The Neonatal Continuing Care Program for follow-up and tracking of high risk infants after discharge Outreach/Continuing education and quality improvement programs at referring community hospitals We also provide support to the pediatricians and obstetricians in newborn services at Highland Hospital and the Unity System. (Learn more about our clinical activities.) As the Regional Perinatal Center for the New York State Finger Lakes Region, the Division of Neonatology has an infant transport service that transports 225 infants to our NICU annually An active program of clinical and laboratory research complements the clinical activities of the Division of Neonatology and includes studies in the following areas: Lung development and injury Prevention and treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia Prevention and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity Treatment of hypoxic brain injury Brain development Bilirubin encephalopathy Red blood cell development The training of future Neonatologists through the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program is a priority for the Division. Patients with a broad range of neonatal medical and surgical problems are admitted to the Level IV NICU each year, providing trainees extensive patient care experiences, including ECMO, iNO and cardiothoracic surgery. Competence is attained in delivery room management and in the diagnosis and treatment of most newborn disorders. Emphasis is placed not only on clinical expertise, but also on developing academic skills in education and in clinical and basic science research. Opportunities are available for fellows to obtain funding for their research.