The Division 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 1100 infants with a broad range of neonatal problems are admitted to our Level IV NICU each year.
Our clinical facilities include:
We also provide support to the pediatricians and obstetricians in newborn services at Highland Hospital, F.F. Thompson Hospital and Unity Hospital. 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 over 200 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
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Neonatal Immunology
- Prevention and treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- Treatment of hypoxic brain injury
- Brain development
- Red blood cell development
The training of future Neonatologists through the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program is a priority. Patients with a broad range of neonatal medical and surgical problems are admitted to our Level IV NICU, providing trainees extensive patient care experiences, including ECMO and cardiothoracic surgery. Competence is attained in delivery room management and in the diagnosis and treatment of newborn disorders. Emphasis is placed not only on clinical expertise, but also on developing academic skills in education and in clinical, translational and basic science research. Opportunities are available for fellows to obtain funding for their research.