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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

This ACGME-accredited, three-year fellowship prepares individuals to become practitioners and scholars of neonatal-perinatal medicine.

UC Davis neonatal-perinatal fellows in simulation room

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship


Facilities and Rotations

Fellows benefit from a state-of-the-art UC Davis Medical Center and Children’s Hospital operating in the academic environment of a nationally recognized university. Clinical rotations include the nationally ranked, 49 bed, level IV-designated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU), the MIND Institute, and the Fetal Care and Treatment Center.

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Preparing Future Neonatal Physicians

While clinical rotations form an essential part of the learning experience for neonatal fellows, supplemental instruction in the core neonatal topics is provided in conferences and courses.

Additionally, fellows develop a scholarly activity in a variety of scholarly realms including clinical research, translational research, education, and quality improvement.

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Our Current Fellows
  • Anjali Cera, M.D.

    Anjali Cera, M.D.

    Fellow: 2021-2024
    Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Residency: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

  • Daniel Merriott, M.D.

    Daniel Merriott, M.D.

    Fellow: 2021-2024
    Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
    Residency and Chief Year: Valley Children’s Healthcare

  • Trevor Bushong, M.D.

    Trevor Bushong, M.D.

    Fellow: 2022-2025
    Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University

  • Vidhi Jhaveri, M.D.

    Vidhi Jhaveri, M.D.

    Fellow: 2022-2025
    Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
    Residency: University of California, Davis

  • Erika Zerda, M.D.

    Erika Zerda, M.D.

    Fellow: 2022-2025
    Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
    Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

  • Kaquanta (KB) Barlow, M.D.

    Kaquanta (KB) Barlow, M.D.

    Fellow: 2023-2026
    Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine
    Residency: University of Louisville

  • Paulina Hume, M.D.

    Paulina Hume, M.D.

    Fellow: 2023-2026
    Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Residency and Chief Year: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center

More About the Program

The UC Davis neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship offers training to eligible fellows for a period of three years. First accredited by the ACGME in 1984, our training program is designed to fulfill the training requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics.


To prepare fellows to be independent and competent practitioners of neonatal-perinatal medicine, as well as scholars in the field.


1) Prepare graduates to be highly competent autonomous practitioners in neonatal-perinatal medicine.

2) Graduate fellows capable of strong scholarly work and prepare graduates for a successful career in academic and/or clinical neonatal-perinatal medicine.

Get in Touch With Us

For more information or questions, please contact:

Program Coordinator

Kristin Hoffman, M.D.
Director, Fellowship Training Program

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