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Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship

The Children’s National Hospital/George Washington University Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program is based between the Division of Neonatology at Children’s National and the George Washington University Hospital. This three-year program combines a rich and diverse clinical experience with a structured educational curriculum to train physician scientists. 

Our program utilizes Children’s National and George Washington University’s resources to provide trainees with ample opportunity for scholarship and clinical experiences tailored to their personal goals. A comprehensive clinical experience is provided by splitting the trainees clinical time between two diverse units: Children’s National – a 70 bed Level 4 NICU with an active extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program caring for infants with a multitude of medical and/or surgical problems transferred from over 30 hospitals in the region and the George Washington University – a 20 bed Level 3 NICU provides experience in management of the high-risk neonate in the delivery room and post delivery with over 3,000 deliveries per year and and active high risk perinatal program.

Scholarly opportunities are robust. Fellows, with the support of their faculty advisor, are able to develop and execute a research project tailored to their interests over the three years of fellowship utilizing collaborations with the Children’s National Research Institute and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Our experienced and engaged neonatal faculty mentors are involved in research ranging from bench to translational to clinical and educational projects and currently are collaborating within the Center for Neuroscience Research, the Developing Brain Institute, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Program Leadership

  • Billie Lou Short, M.D., division chief, Neonatology, Children’s National Hospital
  • Khodayar Rais-Bahrami, M.D., program director, Children’s National Hospital/George Washington University Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship
  • Suma B. Hoffman, M.D., M.S., associate program director, Children’s National Hospital/George Washington University Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship
  • Beri Massa-Buck, M.D., associate program director, Children’s National Hospital/George Washington University Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship
  • Sylvia McGuire, program coordinator, Children’s National Hospital/George Washington University Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship

Clinical Rotations

Fellowship Details

About Our Faculty

About Our Fellows