Neonatology

Neonatology

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Division of Neonatology at Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial Hospital has one of the largest, most well-regarded, and longest established Level III neonatal units in the United States. In fact, our neonatal program at Holtz has been ranked for the past several years among the best NICUs in the United States by US News & World Report.

The Division of Neonatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine consists of full-time academic neonatologists, as well as neonatologists who work as attending physicians in level II and III areas and pediatricians who work in Intermediate Care, the Normal Nursery and ancillary hospital nurseries.

Our past and most recent experience has been characterized by continued success in both clinical and academic pursuits. The number of newborn intensive care admissions remains substantial. In addition, the Division continues to be successful in its academic activities, including the obtaining of significant grant funding, the publication of numerous papers in peer-review journals, the large number of research presentations at regional and national research meetings, the invitation of division faculty members to give lectureships throughout the world, and the attraction of high quality neonatal fellows.

As a university based program, our neonatal team has had extensive involvement in both NIH-funded multicenter clinical studies and privately funded clinical trials. As a result of clinical research like that conducted by our neonatologists and the level of care our team is able to offer, our outcomes for high survival rates and low complication rates are among the best in the nation.

Faculty Neonatologists

Eduardo Bancalari, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, Division of Neonatology

Emmalee S. Bandstra, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, UM Perinatal Chemical Addiction Research (CARE) Program

Charles R. Bauer, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics-Gynecology, and Psychology
Associate Director, Division of Neonatology
Director, Early Steps (Early Intervention Program)

Maria M. Buch, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Associate Director, NBICU

Teresa Del Moral, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Shahnaz Duara, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Tania Fontanez-Nieves, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Marta G. Galarza, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical Director Intermediate Care Nursery

Deepak Jain, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Safdar Kahn, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Cristina T. Navarrete, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Ilene R.S. Sosenko, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Neonatology/Associate Director for Clinical Development & Outreach
Director of Fellowship Training Program
Medical Director, Jackson North Newborn Service

Maritza Torres, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Shu Wu, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Karen C. Young, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics