Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics


The Division of Neonatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics offers an extraordinary training program and educational experience to those medical student, residents, and fellows wanting to care for critically ill newborn infants.


The Division of Neonatology training program is jointly sponsored by Feinberg, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s) and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is a member of Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center.

Residents and fellows have an opportunity to work with the Division’s 25 faculty members, as well as the interdisciplinary team that staffs the Lurie Children’s approach to neonatal care. In addition to the work they do at Lurie Children’s, program participants will attend high-risk deliveries at the neighboring Prentice Women’s Hospital.

The Residency Review Committee of Pediatrics accredits the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program. Three fellows are chosen for the program annually from candidates matched through the National Resident Matching Program.


The Division's research team is composed of both physicians and full-time investigators and is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. The team uses a translational, or bench-to-bedside, approach to research to better understand the causes of pulmonary hypertension and other conditions and to develop new therapies.

Patient Care

The Division is ranked 15th nationally by the US News and World Report. Its position in the national field of neonatology is not only for the international recognition of the physicians, but also the extraordinary facilities and programs, including the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program, one of fewer than 100 such programs nationally, and a full-time, dedicated developmental care specialist. Lurie Children’s 60-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is designated a Level III nursery, meaning the staff and facilities can provide the most vulnerable infants the type of highly specialized care they need.

Aaron Hamvas, MD

Aaron Hamvas, MD
Division Head,

Contact Us

For more information, contact the Department of Pediatrics Division of Neonatology.


Visit our fellowship page to learn more about advanced educational opportunities in the Division of Neonatology.