The Division of Neonatology at Michigan State University School of Medicine is a major regional academic center for clinical and research training. Clinical training is offered in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Sparrow Hospital, which is the State-designated regional referral center for Mid-Michigan.
The NICU is a state-of-the-art, modern, 35-bed, level-3 unit for infants requiring acute and complex intervention. Sparrow Hospital’s Regional Perinatal Center is the sole referral center for high-risk pregnancies in mid-Michigan. There are 500-600 annual NICU admissions. The weekly Developmental Assessment Clinic (DAC) provides follow-up developmental screening for infants who were admitted to the NICU.
The Division has a fully-accredited three-year Fellowship Training Program in neonatal-perinatal medicine. There are currently four fellows in training.
There are currently six full-time faculty members and a number of adjunct faculty who provide clinical care to the NICU patients and mentorship in research to the fellows.
Research facilities are located on the campus of Michigan State University (MSU), a Big-Ten University with an enrollment of 42,000 students. The MSU campus is only 1.5 miles from Sparrow Hospital. The research efforts of the Division of Neonatology involve close collaboration with the departments of Epidemiology, Microbiology, and Physiology on the MSU campus.