The Division of Newborn Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine provides a wide range of services tailored for newborns. We collaborate with medical subspecialists to provide the absolute best healthcare plan for children.
Our 60-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides state-of-the-art care and is located in the newly opened NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, with an in-unit operating room and MRI. We are affiliated with top-ranked NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center. For babies who have a disorder or abnormality requiring special care, or if you have a high-risk condition that makes your pregnancy complex, our Fetal Care Center is available to provide comprehensive support and management, from in utero diagnosis through the neonatal period.
Dr. Jeff Perlman leads a robust Global Health program in Tanzania and the Eastern Cape of South Africa targeting the reduction of early neonatal mortality. He introduced the Helping Babies Breathe program in Tanzania in 2009. A pilot implementation of the program resulted a 47% reduction in early neonatal mortality. Helping Babies Breathe has subsequently been introduced nationally in Tanzania and is embedded in the medical and nursing school curricula. More recently a bundle of interventions to the mother and baby (maternal and neonatal antibiotics), antenatal steroids and avoidance of hypothermia was associated with a 48% reduction in early neonatal mortality (< 7 days).
The Division of Newborn Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine offers a three-year neonatal-perinatal fellowship approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our fellowship provides the best clinical program and research experience available in preparation for a successful career in academic neonatology, through structured clinical and educational curricula and a research curriculum tailored to the interest of each fellow.
Alpa Basu, M.D.
Rebecca Corwin, M.D.
Vargabi Ghei, M.D.
Mary Vernov, M.D.
Our neonatal outcomes, including mortality and complications of prematurity, are superior to worldwide benchmark standards:
Australia & New Zealand
Vermont State (US)
Weill Cornell Medicine
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
Severe Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH)
Our mortality is lower at all gestational ages when compared to the Vermont Oxford Network of comparable NICUs throughout the U.S. and Canada: