The Division of Neonatology at UF Health is dedicated to providing outstanding patient care, teaching the next generation of physicians and scientists, discovery of disease mechanisms, treatments and outcomes, and in advocacy for our patients and our profession.

Our Team

Faculty & Staff

The Neonatology Team

The UF Neonatology team of caregivers is made up of highly trained physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and many other important key players.

Neonatology Faculty


Fellowship Program

Teaching the Next Generation

Our objective is to train future leaders in the exemplary advancement and practice of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Students in the College of Nursing Program complete practice simulation exercises in the George Harrell Medical Education Building.

Patient Care

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a special area in the hospital for newborn babies who need extra care with breathing, medicines and life-saving procedures.

NICU at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

Welcome to the NICU

The doctors and nurses of our NICU prepared a set of videos to help orient you and your family as you make your journey thorugh the NICU with your baby.

NICU Welcome Video

Lactation Support

Our multidisciplinary NICU Lactation Support Committee includes NICU nurses, lactation consultants and counselors, occupational therapists, and neonatologists.

Health care provider showing mother and father how to breastfeed baby

In the News

An immersive experience

Paul the premature infant simulator creates realistic training for UF Health staff

An anatomically accurate premature baby

Invisible Connections

When Lowyn Yancey was born, a pinched umbilical cord kept her brain from getting oxygen for several minutes. A cooling technique utilized by Dr…

National Recognition of Neonatology at the Shands…

The Shands Hospital for Children at UF was ranked in the top 50 in seven of nine specialties evaluated.

Aerial view of the Shands Hospital for Children at UF

Gifts help lift the spirits of NICU parents

Families in the Shands at the University of Florida Neonatal Intensive Care Unit received gifts donated by the Solbach family, whose child graduated…

Gifts in the NICU