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Division of Neonatology

The Division of Neonatology provides advanced tertiary care for the smallest and sickest newborns. The state-of-the-art, 40-bed NICU is one of the largest in the state. Therapies provided include state-of-the-art modalities for extremely premature and premature babies, individualized nutritional management, surgical interventions for birth defects including congenital heart disease, abdominal wall defects, cleft lip/palate repair, brain malformations, whole body cooling for neonatal encephalopathy, care of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and care of infants with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. The division also supports families with programs from the March of Dimes, social work, and group support. The division collaborates with its counterpart at Johns Hopkins Hospital in providing transport of critically ill neonates from community hospitals to a tertiary care center for intensive care. Planning is underway for the opening of a new 52 single room NICU by 2015 where a parent may room-in with their infant. 

Division of Neonatology at the UM Children's Hospital 

Programs / Areas of Expertise


  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Normal and abnormal neurodevelopment
  • Nutritional support for neurodevelopment
  • Intestinal Innate Immunity
  • Neonatal Infection
  • Neonatal gastroesophageal reflux
  • Non-invasive testing
  • Palliative Care
  • Impact of Health Policy on infant mortality

Faculty and Staff




Division Head

Cynthia F Bearer M.D., Ph.D., FAAP

Cynthia F Bearer M.D., Ph.D., FAAP   

Contact Us 

Division of Pediatric Neonatology 
110 S. Paca Street, 8th Floor

Baltimore, MD  21201
410-328-6003 (academic office) 
410-328-1076 (Fax)


NICU Follow-up Clinic: 

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