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The UAB Division of Neonatology provides comprehensive clinical care of all neonatal illness using the most complete and up-to-date techniques and conducts innovative research across the field of neonatology.

NeonateWEB WIC 31Physicians in the Division of Neonatology provide comprehensive care to infants using the most complete and up-to-date techniques. The division physicians are responsible for the operation of the Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) at University Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children's of Alabama. Neonatologists in the division provide care to preterm and term neonates with all medical and surgical conditions. The division accepts referrals of neonates with any illness including genetic, cardiac and surgical problems from the state, nation and overseas. In addition, Neonatology provides coverage at five private, not-for-profit community hospitals.

The division currently has 26 faculty members. Clinical research interests of our faculty include: respiratory distress syndrome, neonatal infections and immunology, persistent pulmonary hypertension, lung development, lung injury, ventilation techniques in newborns, gastrointestinal development, necrotizing enterocolitis, neonatal apnea, cardiovascular problems, and complications arising from prematurity. Division faculty members are active in many research endeavors including the 17-center Neonatal Research Network and the 8-center Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research which are funded by the National Institutes of Health. These investigators are in the forefront of clinical research, utilizing innovative treatments in all areas of neonatal care. There is also a wealth of pre-clinical research.

Patient Care

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International Programs

The Division of Neonatology supports training programs in Zambia and India to train local caregivers to provide care to premature babies.

Click here to read an article about Albert Manasyan, M.D., and his efforts to create and distribute PPE in Zambia. Dr. Manasyan is a faculty member in the Division of Neonatology who lives in Zambia. 

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Faculty & Staff

Division Director

Waldemar Carlo, M.D.

Division Co-Director

Namasivayam Ambalavanan, M.D.


Leeza Littleton
Administrative Supervisor


Neonatology Faculty


Division of Neonatology
1700 6th Avenue South
WIC, Suite 9380
Birmingham, AL 35233
P: 205.934.4680
F: 205.934.3100