Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Programs

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (NPM) subspecialists provide comprehensive medical care for the newborn infant, particularly the ill or premature infant, and serve as consultants to pediatricians caring for newborns and to obstetricians caring for women with high-risk pregnancies. Training programs in NPM provide education in fetal and neonatal physiology and the clinical skills to diagnose and manage problems seen in the prenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods, including long-term neurodevelopmental follow up. Training consists of a three-year fellowship following successful completion of a pediatric or medicine/pediatric residency. During training, NPM fellows acquire clinical competence, and also conduct and complete a scholarly work product.

Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity

The Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Neonatology fellowship training program are committed to cultivating and sustaining an environment that fosters the development of diverse physician leaders who are committed to eliminating the nation’s health inequities through patient care, education, advocacy, and research. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of our fellowship program, department and school of medicine.

Through pathway programming, such as the Johns Hopkins Visiting Resident Elective Program to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Pediatric Subspecialties we aim to build a community that reflects the broad array of human differences found in our society at large. 

Learn more about this visiting elective for the neonatal-perinatal medicine.

Learn More About the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

Program Goal

The primary goal of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is to develop academic neonatologists. Our educational philosophy is to give significant responsibility for clinical and research activities to maximize learning and acquisition of skills, while providing sufficient oversight to guarantee a productive environment. There are three first-year positions, with 8 to10 fellows in training positions at a time.

Application Process

Applications are done through ERAS as a common application. Four letters of recommendation are required. ERAS is open to applicants from approximately June through October.

We participate in the Pediatric Subspecialty Fall Match through NRMP. After review of the applications, individuals will be invited for interviews during August-October. The match list is due in early-November with a Match day of late-November.


Brittany Schwarz
Neonatology Fellowship Program Director
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins Children's Center
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center
1800 Orleans Street, Room 8517-8S
Baltimore, MD  21287


The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center's Visiting Resident Elective Program to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center strongly values diversity and is thrilled to welcome residents who are underrepresented in pediatrics to apply for pediatric subspecialty elective rotations! The Visiting Resident Elective is for URiM residents interested in pursuing fellowship training Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (Neonatology). Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a 4-week visiting rotation in our Level IV NICU at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. In addition to working with faculty and fellows within the Division of Neonatology you will also have the opportunity to participate in various community engagement activities hosted by the Johns Hopkins Housestaff Diversity Council and The Department of Pediatrics Diversity Council.

We are providing up to $2000 for qualified residents to help cover the cost of housing and related expenses of an away rotation. Additionally, we will provide up to $500 to assist with cost of travel. Applications will be considered based on merit and availability. We will only consider applicants who wish to complete their elective between March and August and those seeking to begin fellowship in July 2024.

*Applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine are encouraged to apply! According to the AAMC, “Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.”

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be in good standing at an ACGME-accredited U.S. residency program and plan to complete training in a pediatric subspecialty fellowship. Of note, this program is open to Pediatrics and Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Residents.
  • Applicants should apply in their PGY-2 year (peds) or PGY-3 year during the summer/fall preceding their ERAS fellowship application.
  • The timing of the rotation will be subject to completing the necessary licensure/credentialing steps and final approval by your home institution.

Application Process

Applications open yearly on October 1 and will close on January 2.

  • Please complete the online application HERE.
  • We aim to inform residents of application status by mid-January, if we can honor your elective request based on eligibility, availability for the dates requested, and availability of designated funds to provide the stipend.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our program manager for the Pediatrics Residency Training Program Kathy Mainhart at [email protected].