The LSU Health Shreveport Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program is established with a primary intention of providing diverse clinical and high-quality educational and research experiences to individual fellows in training to enable them to become academic neonatologists who can further develop the essential field of pediatrics, the neonatal-perinatal medicine. This program is also designed to fulfill the needs of those trainees who anticipate their future activities to be solely the clinical practice as clinicians in this specialty or those who expect to function as clinician-educators. In addition, trainees who intend to pursue careers in the clinical and basic science research track (Physician-Scientist track) will also receive adequate training and education to successfully start their career pathway. The educational and clinical curriculum, and clinical environment, as detailed below, will enable them to become proficient in clinical care and academic activities.


  1. Providing superior quality clinical care to the neonates admitted to the NICU

  2. Improving trust and satisfaction among parents and allied staff members of NICU

  3. To promote the growth of both fellows and neonatologists to achieve overall excellence in academic and research domains.


  1. To provide high-quality training, instruction, and clinical and academic exposure to achieve proficiencies in the management of neonates with diverse clinical conditions
  2. Providing sufficient supervision and mentorship to develop skills for acquiring advanced knowledge concerning practice-based learning, evidence-based practice, literature review, communication skills, team-leadership qualities, and professionalism
  3. Providing supervision and mentorship for acquiring proficiencies in the field of neonatal procedural skills, including neonatal resuscitation, endotracheal intubation, central line placement, thoracocentesis, and paracentesis.
  4. High-quality training and mentorship for performing clinical/basic science/translation research with the enhancement of skills in data collection, data interpretation, data analysis, and preparing presentations and manuscripts.


Learning and Educational Domain-specific and Training level - Specific Goals and Objectives

Goals and Objectives

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship