Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow in the unit

Graduate medical education in pediatrics at Mayo Clinic

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The three-year Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, creates leaders in the field of neonatology. Because leadership takes many forms, the curriculum provides formal training in research, teaching, practice administration and policy development. With these skills in hand, your career goals are shaped over the course of the training and your educational experience is tailored accordingly.

To achieve these goals, the fellowship:

  • Provides a rigorous clinical and didactic experience that prepares you to practice in any quaternary-level NICU
  • Trains you to use formal improvement methodologies to improve clinical outcomes and increase the value of care processes
  • Develops you as a neonatologist with an awareness of your role and responsibilities in the larger profession of medicine
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship: Program overview


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship: Program overview


The Mayo Clinic Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship educates and inspires trainees by providing an outstanding environment for medical graduates to practice and learn the delicate art and science of delivering care to our smallest patients: preterm and newborn infants.


Our program embraces a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and mutual respect. We are committed to providing the highest quality care by placing the needs of our patients first. To achieve these goals, we strive to foster a learning environment characterized by its diversity and inclusion in which individual differences are valued.

Fellow checking on a patient in the NICU

Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

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Meet our fellows

William Carey, M.D., program director

Director's welcome

Our fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine is intended to create leaders in the field of neonatology. Because leadership takes many forms, our curriculum provides formal training in research, teaching, practice administration, and policy development. 

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The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship achieved its initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in 2008. In 2011, the fellowship received a full five-year accreditation cycle, and in 2018 received a full 10-year accreditation cycle.


The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship fulfills the three-year requirement for subspecialty training in neonatal-perinatal medicine as stated by the Subboard of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).

After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the neonatal-perinatal medicine subspecialty certifying examination offered by the ABP.

Program history

The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota was established in 1977 by Fredric Kleinberg, M.D. Since then, the Division of Neonatal Medicine has seen steady growth in its clinical practice and its contribution to research and education at Mayo Clinic. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.

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