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For Pediatric Newborn Medicine Medical Professionals

The faculty of the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) provides care to newborns at our main campus in Boston and at other locations in and around Boston. The department faculty also conduct research and educate medical students and postgraduate trainees.

Referring a Patient

The Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine cares for newborn infants in two hospital settings: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. BWH is the largest delivering hospital, with roughly 6,000 births each year and services designed to provide specialized care to the most high-risk pregnancies. In addition, Brigham and Women's Hospital houses the region's largest newborn intensive care unit (NICU) with more than 60 beds for the smallest and sickest infants requiring care for preterm or any other complex birth-related issue.

Our Neonatal Transport Program, in collaboration with Boston MedFlight, provides rapid transfer of critically ill infants from community hospitals throughout New England to the Level III NICUs at Brigham and Women's Hospital or Mass General for Children.

Clinical Services

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Helen Christou, MD
Interim Chair, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine; Vice Chair for Research, Education, and Academic Faculty Affairs

Elizabeth Y. Flanigan, MD, MPH
Chief of Clinical Operations

Office Phone: (617) 732-7739

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Elisa Abdulhayoglu, MD
NICU Medical Director

Office Phone: (617) 732-7739
NICU Phone: (617) 732-5420

Division of Newborn Services

Katharine Barefoot Herrick, MD
Medical Director of Well Newborn Care

Office Phone: (617) 732-7739

Antenatal Fetal Services

Simon Manning, MD

Phone: (617) 732-4232

Transport Services

Phone (Boston MedFlight Transport Request): (800) 233-8998
Phone (Office): (617) 732-7739

Education and Training

Tanzeema Hossain, MBChB
Director of Education

Phone: (617) 732-8405


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