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Who We Are

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.

Clinical Care

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

The 23rd annual conference presented by the California Association of Neonatologists and the AAP District IX Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Pediatrics was held March 3-5, 2017 in Coronado, CA. Ronald Cohen, MD, served as a moderator for one of the sessions, and several faculty members from our division presented work as part of the “CPQCC at Cool Topics in Neonatology Program”:


Shazia Bhombal, MD, was an invited speaker at the NeoHeart Meeting held March 22-25, 2017 in San Diego California. Dr. Bhombal was part of an expert round table about shock in the newborn and the ductus arteriosus.  

Bill Benitz, MD, completed his six-year term on the AAP Committee on the Fetus and Newborn. He is grateful for having had the opportunity to partner with others to make recommendations regarding perinatal practice nationwide and to influence guidelines related to the care of babies.

Ritu Chitkara, MD, was elected as co-representative for the Northwest California Region of the California Association of Neonatologists.