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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

Program Description and Goals

The Phoenix Children's Hospital's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program is a newly accredited ACGME program, the only one of its type in Arizona.  Our fellowship is designed to encompass all the ACGME curriculum requirements while also allowing ample opportunity to meet each fellow’s individual goals. Fellows are employed by Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH) and will spend time rotating at PCH and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC). 

Mission Statement: 

To offer a premier evidence-based system of education to trainees who desire a career in Neonatology. The trainees will leave the program with the skills needed to become advocates for children, successful clinical neonatologists, clinical researchers, and tomorrow’s educators.






Karen Boettcher
Program Administrator
Phone:  602-933-6832


Gregory Martin, MD
Program Director 

Marc Ellsworth, MD
Associate Program Director

Program Description:

We are accepting two fellows per year into our three-year academic program. 

The Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship provides fellows with a structured curriculum that includes extensive education in perinatal physiology, clinical neonatology, and research methods, and includes completion of a research project mentored by an experienced faculty member.

The fellowship is in coordination with the Phoenix Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency and other subspecialty fellowships.  As such, there will many opportunities for interacting with, teaching, and mentoring fellow trainees.  In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to access the many resources that PCH offers to best maximize their educational and research experiences. 

Upon completion of the program, qualified fellows are eligible for certification by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Program Goals:

  1. To educate and train future neonatologists with a curriculum that offers a broad spectrum of complex and diverse pathology across multiple settings. This curriculum will include core teaching of the quality improvement process that will help sustain health care systems within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  2. Offer future neonatologists’ opportunities to participate in national collaboratives and trials, thus exposing and supporting relationships that will enable collaboration for future research and development of new therapies.
  3. Prepare neonatologists to participate in the national community for the purpose of learning advocacy skills and identification of children’s needs at the local, national, and international level.
  4. Enhance the ability of our division to maintain and grow neonatal providers to support our local and national communities.
  5. Build awareness of the importance of physician self-care and resiliency and its impact on professional fulfillment and longevity.
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