UTHealth Medical School

Our Division offers an accredited 3-year training program in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine with positions available for 3-4 new fellows each year. The program’s goal is to train pediatricians for a successful career in neonatal-perinatal medicine. The training program integrates a strong background in basic and clinical research, excellent clinical training in the care of sick neonates, and comprehensive follow-up of infants discharged from the neonatal ICU. The core curriculum is guided by the American Board of Pediatrics subspecialty training requirements and the ACGME’s areas of general competency: medical knowledge, patient care, professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.

Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow will be eligible for certification by the Sub-Board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics. Positions are available for 3-4 fellows each year; the training generally starts on July 1st, but alternative start dates may be considered. For selected applicants, a fourth year of training that integrates an MS or MPH degree may be considered.


The Division consists of 23 teaching faculty, including 18 neonatologists, 5 pediatricians, 1 Ph.D. biochemist, and 3 Ph.D. psychologists/statisticians. Read more about our faculty.

Clinical Training Program

Clinical training is organized into rotations that allow the fellow to develop increasing patient management and teaching responsibility and autonomy over the course of 3 years. Read more about Clinical Rotations.

Research Training Program

The primary goal of the research component of the fellowship program is high-quality scholarly activity by the fellow. The program provides the fellow with guided research training and broad exposure to research experiences during the three years of fellowship. Read more about Research Training.

Information about Current Fellows

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Coursework and Conferences

To complement the individualized learning accomplished through the research project, a schedule of didactic courses and conferences are offered over the three-year fellowship program.

Living in Houston

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How to Apply

Our three-year fellowship seeks physicians who will have completed two to three years of training in an accredited residency program to qualify for the American Board of Pediatrics certifying examination. Our fellowship program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Physicians interested in our Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship training program should review the program application requirements and submit the application through ERAS.

ERAS for fellowship applicants opens July 15, 2016 for those interested in beginning fellowship training in July 2017. As ERAS applications are reviewed, we will offer interview dates in September-November 2016.

Program Application Requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Medical School Dean’s letter or Medical School Performance Evaluation
  • Three letters of recommendation: one from a Neonatologist and one from your Residency Program Director; and optional AAP’s NPM Fellowship Referee’s Evaluation Form, scanned and uploaded into ERAS
  • USMLE transcript
  • Pediatric residency completed in US or Canada before beginning fellowship
  • International Medical Graduates
    • The only sponsored training visa is the J-1 visa. We do not work with or sponsor any other visas. IMPORTANT: You must have a valid ECFMG certificate before applying to our fellowship program.
    • Required Document List—If you are asked to interview, two certified notarized copies (with notary stamp and signature on every page) will be reviewed by our fellowship coordinator on your interview day, following a check-list provided by our GME Office. Should you match with our program, one complete set of certified notarized copies will be forwarded to our GME Office to work-up your fellowship contract and orientation packet and the other copy will stay in our fellowship office file.

Useful Resources

Contact Us

Suzanne Lopez, MD
Director, NPM Fellowship Training Program
Department of Pediatrics
6431 Fannin, Suite 3.244
Houston, TX 77030

Or direct your e-mail inquiry to Kim Self, NPM Fellowship Coordinator.

If you have any questions, please call our office at (713) 500-5727.