Neonatology Fellowship Education
NICU primary and supervisory care of neonates. Master advanced techniques in neonatal procedures to include high frequency ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Supervises residents and neonatal nurse practitioners. Provide primary care coverage for absent residents or nurse practitioners. Attends surgical procedures. Participate in Neonatal Critical Care Air Transport Team. WHMC (when not at UT, Darnall (Ft. Hood) or Santa Rosa) night call every fifth to eighth night with a staff neonatologist always available on back-up. The first 3 months of the training year usually require in-house neonatal coverage. Most calls are from home the remainder of the year. UT and SR rotations will have shared on-call responsibility with the faculty (no more often than every third night). High Risk Maternal-Fetal Medicine rotation is available and encouraged. Participate in long term neonatal follow-up and multidisciplinary clinics.
Master pathophysiology and clinical decision making in neonatal-perinatal medicine. Clinical and didactic teaching of students, residents and fellows. Attend all staff, radiology and teaching rounds (mandatory when not at UT, Darnall or SR). Assist in the management of clinical research studies in the NICU. Design, conduct, abstract, present and publish neonatal-oriented research.