Faculty in the Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine see more than 3,000 admissions annually. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) faculty and support staff provide family centered care and the most advanced neonatology services for Indiana’s tiniest patients.
Doctors and researchers at IU School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health helped develop several lifesaving treatments for newborns. Pediatric patient care continues to improve through this partnership. Riley Hospital was the first in Indiana to evaluate the use of surfactant therapy which is now used routinely to treat breathing problems in premature babies. IU School of Medicine doctors at Riley Hospital also helped test and win federal approval for high frequency jet ventilation which helps babies breathe without stressing the lungs.