Research is a critical component to our care at UC Davis. Our NICU is active in large clinical trials and smaller pilot studies to develop new ways and to improve the current care given to infants across the nation.
Our faculty and trainees are involved in basic and translational research focusing on development and disorders of the intestine, resuscitation biology, human milk biology, persistent pulmonary hypertension, brain development, and use of simulation and telemedicine to improve infant care.
Currently, our NICU provides the only training program in the Sacramento area for future neonatologists. Through our rigorous American Board of Pediatrics ACGME accredited three-year fellowship, physicians pursuing a career in neonatal-perinatal medicine have the unique opportunity to train and learn in a top NICU, working alongside a nationally regarded neonatologists.
Our neonatology physicians partner with neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatology fellows, pediatric residents, pharmacists, neonatal nurses, neonatal transport nurses, dietitians, respiratory therapists, physical occupational and speech therapists, social workers and child life specialists to make up the NICU team.
Our NICU is staffed 24/7 by nationally recognized neonatologists. We admit over 800 infants each year from both our own labor and delivery service and hospitals in the region. We treat all critically and intensively ill infants including those with:
For academic or faculty-related questions, e.g., information about our neonatal-perinatal fellowship or our research activities, please call our academic office phone number.
For referring physicians, please call our patient referrals and transfers phone number for assistance with neonatal-perinatal services.