Fellowship Program Overview
The Case Western Reserve University-Cleveland Clinic Foundation-MetroHealth Medical Center Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training was initiated in 2004. Both the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) at MetroHealth Medical Center are nationally recognized centers of academic excellence, and now jointly offer superior training in neonatal-perinatal medicine in a combined neonatal fellowship program under the auspices of the university.
This combined program has grown from the 20-year ACGME accredited neonatal training program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Clinical training facilities include two high-tech Level III NICUs (49 and 18 beds) and two Level II facilities with more than 1,000 admissions annually and with provision for nitric oxide and ECMO. Numerous newborns with complex issues are referred to our facilities.
The program draws on 20 neonatal faculty, including one PhD. The neonatal team is supported by more than 150 pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists, including cardio-thoracic surgeons, at the CCF Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth.
Current research interests of the neonatal faculty, some of whom are NIH-funded, include respiratory physiology, placental physiology and preterm labor, neonatal nutrition, neonatal follow-up and bio-informatics. Extensive research training in both clinical and basic science is available. An NIH-funded Clinical Research Unit (CRU) supporting clinical studies sits adjacent to the NICU at MetroHealth.
The impetus for this program is to train and prepare neonatologists in academic and clinical excellence through a comprehensive-structured curriculum. Fellow training will include High-risk OB and Cardiovascular Surgery rotations and participation in didactic and interactive scheduled activities, e.g. weekly (NICU follow-up clinics, perinatal physiology seminars, neonatal case conferences, OB/Pediatrics conference and experimental design and statistics course); monthly (journal club, mortality review, regional round table to develop new neonatal treatment guidelines-protocols, genetics); quarterly (perinatal neurology); and biannually (cardiovascular surgery). Approximately one half of the training program time will be devoted to fulfilling the American Board of Pediatrics requirement for research or significant scholarly activity.
For more information, please contact:
John J. Moore, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, CWRU
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program
Address: MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland OH 44109