Loma Linda University Medical Center - Neonatology Fellowship

LLU School of Medicine Neonatology Fellowship


We are pleased that you are considering the neonatology fellowship program at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. The mission of Loma Linda University School of Medicine is to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, “to make man whole”, in a setting of advancing medical science and to provide a stimulating clinical and research environment for the education of our fellows. We endeavor to provide the best patient care possible and to surround the fellows with an environment in which they can grow intellectually and professionally. Our Program supports the core values for physicians of the Loma Linda University Medical Center: compassion, integrity, excellence, teamwork and wholeness. We strive to have our fellows become the best clinical and academic neonatologists possible.

Good Samaritan Statue, LLU School of Medicine,
and University Hospital in the distance

The program is currently approved for seven fellowship positions for July 2009. Our curriculum incorporates competency-based training to provide our fellows with a strong clinical and research experience. We have designed our program to ensure ample protected time for scholarly activities. Our fellows may choose to combine an MPH with their neonatal-perinatal training. Our program accepts pediatricians, post-residency. as fellows and prepares them for a successful career in academic or clinical neonatology, individualizing the program, depending on their goals and interests. Upon successful completion of our three-year fellowship training program, fellows are eligible for examination by the Neonatal-Perinatal Sub-Board of the American Board of Pediatrics. To date, our fellows have been very successful in obtaining board certification. We are interested in applicatns from all backgrounds who approach training with excitement, humor, and dedication to excellence. We are committed to providing superb training and a supportive atmostphere for each fellow. The pages that follow detail some the features or our program. We hope that you will call or visit us soon.


Andrew Hopper, MD
Professor of Pediatrics                                                      
Program Director of Neonatology Fellowship

Janet Ninnis, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Program Director of Neonatology Fellowship

Ricardo Peverini, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Neonatology