Pediatrics at Penn
provide primary care for children from birth
through the teenage years and beyond. Our pediatricians
care for sick children or provide a referral
to a pediatric specialist when necessary. They
also recommend the appropriate screening tests
and immunizations and offer guidance regarding
safety and emotional issues that may influence
a child's health and development.
The Neonatology and Newborn Services Division
includes an intensive care nursery whose staff
provides care for premature infants requiring special
monitoring, cardiac and pulmonary support, as well
as for infants with special problems, such as infections.
Special care is provided for high-risk infants,
for patients with apnea, and for infants born to
mothers with high-risk medical problems. The Division
is staffed by neonatologists from The
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Penn’s neonatal team is known for its
successful care of extremely small infants, some
weighing less than 500 grams (approximately one
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