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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

Neonatal Fellowship group picture outside of Sanderson Tower
From L to R – Dr. Sumana Ramarao, Dr. Sarah Nelin, Dr. Daniel Lyons, Dr. Rachel Palmer, Dr. Ashley Gerjets, Dr. Mary Anne Kosek, Dr. Mobolaji Famuyide.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics in Jackson, Miss., is seeking candidates for our ACGME-accredited Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship training program.

The NICU at Children's of Mississippi is the only Level IV NICU in the state of Mississippi. The Division of Neonatal Medicine has 14 neonatologists, 26 NNPs and three hospitalists. The division has a strong basic science research lab with four basic science researchers with established funded research in the field of brain injury and NEC. We participate in the Vermont Oxford Network and have an established ground and air neonatal transport team and offer high-frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, brain cooling and ECMO. The Department of Pediatrics has a full spectrum of pediatric medical and surgery subspecialists, a strong CV Surgery program, and several subspecialty fellowship programs, including hematology, palliative care, critical care and cardiology. In addition, we have an active academic MFM service with a fellowship training program and a busy Fetal Center.

In addition to a variety of clinical opportunities, fellows will have opportunities to participate in basic science, clinical, translational and quality improvement research based on individual interest. In addition, we have a developmental follow-up clinic and the availability of a dedicated rehab team for occupational, physical and speech therapy as well as early intervention services.

Portrait of Dr. Mary Ann Kosek
Dr. Mary Anne Kosek,
Program Director

Program highlights

  • 30 beds in Wiser Hospital and 92 beds in Sanderson Tower
  • All surgical and medical subspecialties available, including neurosurgery, urology, pediatric surgery, pediatric CT surgery, etc.
  • Fetal Center with high-risk maternal transport and delivery capabilities
  • Biggest and only statewide cardiothoracic surgery program
  • Only level IV regional academic center
  • Wide variety of complex cases
  • Transport and telemedicine service
  • Strong basic science research
  • Clinical research opportunities
  • Quality improvement projects
  • Developing NNP training program
  • Largest state residency program, including pediatrics and medical-pediatric residencies.
  • Integral part of the medical school, nursing and graduate programs
  • Availability of hands-on statistics training


We envision the neonatology fellowship graduates will impact the health of neonates by providing excellent healthcare, performing scholarly activities and teaching effectively in the academic environment.


We have three missions:

  • Patient care: Provide family-centered patient care which is appropriate, compassionate and effective for the treatment critically ill neonates.
  • Scholarly activities: Use of scientific methods and evidence to investigate, evaluate and improve patient care practices
  • Education: Acquire knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral science, and the application of this knowledge to patient care.