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Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship

OSF Healthcare Children Hospital of Illinois

Advancing Neonatology Excellence

Embark on an enriching journey in neonatology with the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. In partnership with OSF Healthcare Children's Hospital of Illinois, we are a Level IV comprehensive neonatal center and serve as the North Central Perinatal Network Referral Center for North Central Illinois. As part of the esteemed Department of Pediatrics, which houses a robust Pediatrics Residency program, we are dedicated to training the next generation of exceptional neonatologists poised for success in academic medicine or private practice. Our program offers a unique educational experience centered on clinical excellence, quality improvement, and individual scholarly growth.

Why Choose Peoria? Heading link

Welcome to our nationally recognized quaternary care medical center in Peoria, serving over 25 counties in Central Illinois. As a Level IV comprehensive neonatal center, we manage a wide range of neonatal pathologies and provide exceptional care to our patients. With a busy maternal-fetal medicine and obstetric service, we handle 2,500-3,000 deliveries annually.

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) admits approximately 800 infants each year, with the majority born in-house. We offer unique training experiences in a world-class simulation facility, point-of-care ultrasonography, ECMO, non-invasive ventilation, cardiac surgery, therapeutic hypothermia, and more.

Meet Our Program Director Heading link

If you are considering specializing in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and want to train in a family-like atmosphere, we welcome you to learn more about and consider applying to our program. We are excited and look forward to being a part of the next chapter of your medical education.

Learn more about M. Jawad Javed, MD

How to Apply Heading link

Our program participates in the National Resident Match Program and is accepting applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Please feel free to contact the program coordinator, Carol Reames-Trotter ( if you have any questions not answered here.

Include the following

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation, including one from the program director and one from a neonatologist
  • USMLE/COMLEX transcript

What to expect

You will complete 4 short interviews with the program director, the associate program director, and a few of our faculty members. Candidates will also get an opportunity to meet our fellows.

The Division of Neonatology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria comprises of physicians of a variety of race, creed, sex, color, religion, and national origin. They were selected based on their academic credentials, motivation, and vision that met our Division mission of high quality, evidence based, family centered pediatric care. Trainees will be selected based on preparedness for fellowship, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, clinical and communication skills, integrity, and motivation. Mentorship and ongoing education provided by the diverse faculty in the program of Neonatology will ensure that we retain qualified trainees.

Carol Reames-Trotter Heading link

Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program Coordinator