Neonatology & Developmental Biology

The Division of Neonatology & Developmental Biology at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital provides state-of-the-art treatment and support to critically ill premature and full-term newborns and infants.

As a regional level IV NICU and major referral center for high-risk mothers and neonates in Southern California, we are at the forefront of innovative clinical care, cutting-edge research, and world-class medical education.

Our patients and families benefit from access to specialty care, multidisciplinary teamwork, and experienced care providers, which all lead to our excellent outcomes for critically ill newborns.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

Phone: (310) 267-7565

The UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is part of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center which has been rated as one of the top five medical institutions in the United States by US News and World Report. The UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital has been a leading Neonatal Center in Southern California, a major referral center for high risk mothers and neonates.

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a 22 ICU beds unit that are regional level III/IV beds. Neonatology faculty and fellows are responsible for in-born and out-born babies requiring tertiary level care derived from the Greater Los Angeles area and the surrounding regions. There is a congenital cardiac program on-site; an ECMO program; and a Head/Body Cooling Program in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. There is considerable depth in all the Pediatric Medical and Surgical Subspecialties that are all available on site. A widely respected infertility and fetal diagnostic program exists at UCLA.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Phone: (424) 259-9253

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, one of the two hospital campuses of the UCLA Health, is a 16-bed Level III NICU which provides community-based care for term and preterm infants with a variety of medical problems.

The NICU is part of a comprehensive program of women's and children's services available at the medical center and combines the best of academic and community neonatal care. The NICU admits about 200 infants per year, 55% weighing less than 2500 grams at birth. Family-centered, individualized newborn care is provided by a team of UCLA neonatologists, neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists, lactation specialists, physical therapists, social workers, and family support programs, including music therapy, parent support groups and resillience resources. Neonatologists provide consultations, as requested by pediatricians, obstetricians, and perinatologists; attend high-risk deliveries; care for premature and critically ill newborns and follow NICU graduates in the Santa Monica UCLA High-Risk Infant Follow-up Clinic. Patient care in the NICU is additionally enhanced by the availability of pediatric subspecialists from the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center is a recipient of a Press Ganey Associates, Inc. "Guardian of Excellence Award" for consistently providing a high-quality patient and family experience. The award recognizes health care organizations that have ranked at or above the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction for four consecutive quarters.