Compassionate, evidence-based care for critically ill newborns

The Division of Neonatology is composed of an integrated team of specialists that provide compassionate, evidence-based care for critically ill newborns from around the great state of New Mexico and neighboring states.  The state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UNM encompasses 52 beds, with an additional 12 intermediate care nursery beds.

Since its inception in 1971, the NICU at UNM's Children's Hospital has been committed to providing the best care newborns and their families can have.

We offer family-centered care for our patients with the most advanced technologies for both diagnoses and treatment, including:

  • State of the art ventilator support, to include high frequency and inhaled nitric oxide
  • Bedside radiologic diagnostic technologies
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Whole-body cooling
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity Treatment
  • Access to consultation from faculty of virtually all existing pediatric subspecialties
  • Kangaroo and developmental specialty care
  • Exceptional nursing care and respiratory therapists

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Congratulations to the following UNM Researches for their accomplishments at this years Western Regional Meeting:

Carol Clericuzio, MD:  Received the Abbott Nutrition Joseph St Geme Education award
Lauren Jantzie, PhD
:  Received the Abbott Nutrition Young Investigator Award

Natalia Moss ( PhD Student): Received the subspecialty award for outstanding abstract
Rebecca Rieger (PhD Student): Received the subspecialty award for outstanding abstract  
David Pavlik, MD (Resident, Pediatrics): Received the WAFMR Resident Award 



The University of New Mexico's Newborn Transport Team Turns 40! The Neonatal Transport team was established in 1975, and has transported 16,000 babies.

Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Moran for being honored with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. This award is given to those who best demonstrate the Gold Foundation's ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care; respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues; and clinical excellence.