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Newborn Medicine

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.  

Patient Care

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.

Research

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).   

Initial training of Tanzanian Doctors and Midwives in 2009 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Initial training of Tanzanian Doctors and Midwives in 2009 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Education

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.

Our Team

  

Jeffrey Perlman

Jeffrey Perlman, M.B.Ch.B.

Chief, Newborn Medicine
Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Professor of Pediatrics
Attending Pediatrician
Headshot of Alpa Basu

Alpa Basu, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician
Dr. Lauren Blatt

Lauren Blatt, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician
Catherine Chang

Catherine Chang, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician
Headshot of Rebecca Corwin

Rebecca Corwin, M.D.

Dr. Emily Echevarria

Emily Echevarria, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr.Michael Espiritu

Michael Espiritu, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician
Headshot of Vargabi Ghei

Vargabi Ghei, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician
Sherrie Hauft

Sherrie Hauft, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Attending Pediatrician
Ericalyn Kasdorf

Ericalyn Kasdorf, M.D.

Director, Fetal Care Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician
Dr. James Kim

James Kim, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine
Assistant Attending Pediatrician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Aimee Parow

Aimee Parow, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician
Gail Ross

Gail Ross, Ph.D.

Associate Attending Psychologist
Associate Professor of Pediatric Psychology
Dr. Matthew Smith-Raska

Matthew Smith-Raska, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician
Dr. Priyanka Tiwari

Priyanka Tiwari, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician
Headshot of Mary Vernov

Mary Vernov, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician
Vivien Yap

Vivien Yap, M.D.

Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician

Resources

What Sets us Apart

Neonatal Outcomes

Our neonatal outcomes, including mortality and complications of prematurity, are superior to worldwide benchmark standards:

Population

Australia & New Zealand

Canada

Israel

Japan

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Vermont State (US)

Weill Cornell Medicine

Mortality

9%

10%

14%

5%

17%

8%

10%

10%

 16%

4.0%

  Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

24%

25%

14%

19%

15%

20%

13%

32%

24%

15%

 Severe Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH)

6%

10%

12%

4%

10%

5%

8%

6%

6.6%

3.6%

Our mortality is lower at all gestational ages when compared to the Vermont Oxford Network of comparable NICUs throughout the U.S. and Canada:

Mortality of Infants graph

Division of Newborn Medicine
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NYP Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women & Newborns
1283 York Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 
(646) 697-6428

Pediatrics Weill Cornell Medicine Appointments & Referrals: (646) 962-KIDS (646) 962-5437 Chairman's Office: Weill Cornell Medicine 525 E 68th St.
Box 225
New York, NY 10065 (646) 962-5437