The UC Davis Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program 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.

The goals of our training program are to prepare individuals to become independent and competent practitioners of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, to help them acquire and maintain the necessary clinical knowledge and to mentor them in a project of scholarly significance. Our goal is to train physicians who will go on to successful careers in academic and/or clinical medicine.

Elements of Training

Our program provides necessary opportunities for comprehensive clinical trainingcore and clinical knowledge, and research activities.


UC Davis trainees benefit from a state-of-the-art University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital operating in the academic environment of the University of California Davis. Anchored in a diverse and dynamic community, UC Davis Children’s Hospital offers access to multidisciplinary subspecialty care, including treatment of complex heart disease and rare neurological disorders. Its close proximity to Shriners Hospital for Children allows for comprehensive, integrated care of children with multiple birth defects.

The University of California Davis is host to outstanding basic, translational and clinical research programs in the fields of neurosciences, stem-cell biology, immunology, vascular and cancer biology. Its animal facilities are amongst the largest and most diverse in the US, including the only non-human primate facility in California.

The Sacramento metropolitan area benefits from its prime location between the Sierra Nevada mountains and Pacific ocean. It enjoys a moderate climate, ready access to countless outdoors activities and affordable living in a vibrant, diverse community.

Application Process

Eligible candidates must be in good standing at an ACGME-accredited pediatrics residency program and hold a valid California medical license. Our program participates in the NRMP for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and uses ERAS for the evaluation of applicant's file and selection.

California Medical Board Licensing Requirements

All residents and fellows are REQUIRED to have a full and unrestricted California Medical License after they complete 36 months of any ACGME (or RCPSC, CFPC) program training.

For more information, visit our Graduate Medical Education CAMB info page.

Contact Information

For More Information, Please Contact the Education Analyst

Kristin Hoffman, M.D.
Co-Director, Fellowship Training Program
(916) 734-3261

Catherine Rottkamp, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Fellowship Training Program
(916) 734-0491