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Welcome to Neonatology

The Section of Neonatology provides full clinical support for infants and their families at multiple hospitals in the Denver metropolitan area and extends services throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and an 11-state area extending as far as Alaska. Our board-certified neonatologists are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in neonatal care as well as clinical and scientific research. 

Neonatologists provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week consultative, referral, and transport services to physicians and your child. Level III urgent care services are coordinated between Children's Hospital Colorado and the perinatal services at University of Colorado Hospital and Denver Health Medical Center.

Please explore our Web site for more information, and contact us if you have any questions.

Children's Hospital Colorado NICU is a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of critically ill infants and cares for 750 infants each year. MORE »

We offer a variety of educational programs including the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program at Children's Hospital Colorado. MORE »

New areas include use of stable isotopes and indirect calorimetry to study glucose and amino acid utilization; use of nitric oxide  MORE »


  • A document entitled American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society Joint Guidelines for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension was just approved by the Executive Committees of both societies. This international project was conceived and led by Steve Abman, MD, and included several members of the University of Colorado faculty, including Dunbar Ivy, MD, John Kinsella, MD, Kurt Stenmark, MD, and Robin Deterding, MD. This is the first formal guidelines on the care of children with pulmonary hypertension and resulted from 4 years of work by an international group of clinicians and scientists with expertise in pulmonary hypertension.
  • Doug Jones, MD has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.
  • Jason Wright, MD and et al. authored a paper "Feasibility of critical congenital heart disease newborn screening at moderate altitude." published in Pediatrics in Mar 2014. [PMID: 24567022]
  • Jed Friedman, PhD was given an award from the CU Denver Postdoctoral Association for outstanding contributions in postdoctoral mentoring. Dr. Friedman was also asked to give the Norbert Freinkel Award lecture in June 2014 by the American Diabetes Association in Pregnancy and Reproductive Health, the highest award possible from that association.