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    Chief: Peter Giannone, MD  

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The Division of Neonatology collaborates with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the Department of Surgery to provide comprehensive care for critically ill and premature infants. Collaboration includes specialists from multiple disciplines focused on the management of the very ill infant. State-of-the-art treatment modalities include surfactant treatment, nitric oxide, high-frequency ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

    For patient appointments: 859-323-6469    Fax: 859-257-4384

    For neonatal transport: 800-888-5533

  • Areas of interest or research

    • Asphyxia
    • Breastfeeding
    • Calcium metabolism
    • Congenital defects
    • Developmental follow-up
    • Glucose regulation in newborns
    • Neonatal immunology
    • Neonatal nutrition
    • Parenting
    • Perinatal addiction
    • Perinatal aspiration syndromes
    • Perinatal brain disorders
    • Perinatal metabolism
    • Pulmonary function testing in newborns
    • Respiratory distress syndrome
  • Programs/centers/facilities

    Neonatal Outreach Educational Program
    • Training program for physicians, nurses and other health care providers throughout the region

    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

    • Provides Level III care
    • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Graduate Clinic
    • Multidisciplinary clinic for the follow-up of neonates post (NICU) discharge

  • Clinic locations 

  • Kentucky Children's Hospital
    UK Chandler Hospital - Pavilion HA
    Fourth Floor
    800 Rose St.
    Lexington KY 40536-0293

    Call 859-323-5000

    NICU Graduate Clinic

    UK Family Care Center
    1135 Harry Sykes Way
    Lexington KY 40504

    This is a clinic of the University of Kentucky Hospital, also known as UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Read more »

    Call 859-323-6469
    Fax 859-257-4384

    UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health
    Bailey-Stumbo Building
    750 Morton Blvd.
    Hazard KY 41701

    Call 606-439-1559

  • Mailing address

    Department of Pediatrics
    Division of Neonatology
    138 Leader Ave. 
    Lexington KY 40508
    Phone: 859-323-1496