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We are a diverse team of healthcare professionals who engage in groundbreaking research and collaborate with families to offer first-rate care to sick newborns.

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We deliver inclusive, family-centered care and offer specialized services in perinatal-neonatal medicine. 


We train neonatologists and developmental biologists to be leaders in their field.


We perform transdisciplinary research that promotes change, improving outcomes for mothers and babies.

In Brief | Division News

  • LEADING THE GLOBAL DISCUSSION ON QUALITY IMPROVEMENT NETWORKS: Jochen Profit, MD, MPH, presented on quality improvement solutions at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland on June 12 and the United States Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C on June 26. His talk, titled “Building a Maternal-Neonatal Care Network: The California Experience,” highlighted how to design and implement a successful quality improvement network at scale.  
  • HOSPITALISTS PRESENT AT THE NATION’S LARGEST PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL MEDICINE MEETING: Faculty from our Division’s Neonatal Hospitalist group were involved in multiple presentations and workshops at the annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine conference, July 20-23 in Nashville, TN. Krista Birnie, MD, and Arun Gupta, MD, led a pre-conference course focusing on neonatal resuscitation and changes to the NRP 7th edition. In addition, Dr. Gupta led a workshop on changes to the evolving management of infants exposed to chorioamnionitis.
  • WATSONVILLE EXITS AND ENTRANCES: The medical team at Watsonville bids farewell to Peter Rowinsky, MD, who will be relocating to Santa Rosa CA. They are pleased to welcome Carmin Powell, MD, as a new pediatric hospitalist. Dr. Powell has just completed a chief residency year at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and joined the Watsonville team in mid-July.
  • DR. JANENE FUERCH COMPLETES BIODESIGN FELLOWSHIP: Janene Fuerch, MD, graduated from the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign Innovation Fellowship on June 7. Following her graduation last June from our Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, Dr. Fuerch pursued additional training in medical device development and design as the Cottrell 2016-2017 Specialty Innovation Fellow. She also continued her research in the domains of human performance, simulation and neonatal resuscitation. Dr. Fuerch will join our neonatology faculty in September as a Clinical Assistant Professor.

DR. ARUN GUPTA NAMED NEONATAL HOSPITALIST SUBCOMMITTEE CO-CHAIR: Arun Gupta, MD, was recently appointed as Co-chair of the Neonatal Hospitalist subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine (SOHM). Dr. Gupta has been a long-standing active member of SOHM and has served on the subcommittee’s steering board for the past two years. He also serves as the SOHM’s liaison to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee.