The Neonatology Division maintains the 52-bed Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Level III 15–bed NICU at University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center and offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for all critically ill neonates, including extremely low birth-weight infants and those with surgical, genetic and cardiac conditions. Specialists are available 24 hours a day.

A specialized neonatal transport team, based at the University of Maryland Medical Center, provides ambulance and helicopter transportation for critically ill infants throughout the state.

Patient Conditions

Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Prenatal consultation with parents with high-risk pregnancies
  • Lactation support for breastfeeding mothers of hospitalized infants
  • Physical and occupational therapy for hospitalized neonates
  • Nutrition consultation on patients receiving parenteral nutrition

Specialized Treatments

  • High-frequency oscillation ventilation
  • Neonatal synchronized ventilator respiratory support
  • Nitric oxide therapy
  • Laser and cryotherapy for retinopathy
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Continuous EEG monitoring

Research Activities

  • Inflammatory mediators in chronic lung disease
  • Role of Ureaplasma urealyticum in lung injury
  • Pathophysiology of Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Mechanisms of brain injury in the pre-term and term infant

Special Programs

  • NICU Follow-Up Program offers neurodevelopmental evaluations, from birth to age 3 years, and provides consultation on unresolved medical issues following discharge. The team offers individualized support as well as referrals to other medical providers and early intervention services as needed. For more information call 410-328-6003
  • Lactation consultation service for all breast-feeding mothers
  • Kangaroo Care