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Neonatology is the care of critically ill and premature infants. Our physicians work with obstetricians, perinatologists, pediatric surgeons and other specialists to provide an unbroken chain of care for you and your infant.

Our physicians and staff are active in teaching, research, and national trials. This means emerging treatments can be offered to our patients before they are widely available.

Creating family ties from the beginning

Mothers of premature or critically ill infants can deliver, recover, and care for their infant without leaving the University of Kansas Hospital. Our staff strives to ensure proper bonding between mother and infant, and we encourage the same involvement with fathers.

Because the NICU can be an overwhelming experience, some parents are reluctant to enter, fearing that they will somehow "interfere" with the care of their infant. We welcome and encourage your presence and participation in all health-care decisions regarding your infant and are delighted to answer any questions.

We also welcome family and friends, balancing the needs of quality medical care and the psychological well-being of the infant, parents and siblings.

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Our neonatologists are always on call for parents and available to assist any physician in the Kansas City area or across Kansas.

Learn more about the NICU.