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Neonatology at CHOP: Why Choose Us?


Our team is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of board-certified attending neonatologists, fellows, residents, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, staff nurses, case managers, ECMO specialists, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, child life therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, dietitians, lactation/breastfeeding specialists and others.

Together, they provide around-the-clock care to critically ill babies with health issues related to birth defects, pulmonary, cardiac, gastrointestinal issues and other disorders.

Children's Hospital offers the full complement of surgical approaches for newborns and infants including laparoscopic, robotic and open surgical procedures.

Learn more about the recognized excellence of the newborn/infant intensive care unit (N/IICU), see our programs and meet our team.

Integrated care

Neonatology at CHOP is different than other hospitals in that we offer all facets of multidisciplinary care and services to help your baby. During your child’s initial evaluation, we will assess his medical, surgical and developmental needs.

In addition to neonatologists, we have a team of surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, developmental therapists and others available to help your baby and your family. We work with your child's pediatrician and other specialty care physicians to ensure a continuity of care and clear communication. We all share the same goal: to help your baby function to his fullest potential.

See resources for families and patient stories.


Scientific research is an integral part of our program; our discoveries in the laboratory are translated into new therapies and treatments.

The Division of Neonatology, under the leadership of Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, is involved in numerous laboratory and clinical research activities focused on development, lung disease, the fetal origins of disease, molecular mechanisms and use of nitric oxide, biomarkers of neonatal conditions, pharmacology and more.

Learn more about our neonatology research and clinical trials.

Date: April 2012

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