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Neonatology (NICU)

The Neonatology (NICU) at Cleveland Clinic Children’s is a Level III neonatal unit. We offer the highest level of care for neonatal diagnosis, surgery, and rehabilitation. In addition, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is on site at Fairview Hospital and Hillcrest Hospital. In total, there are more than 80 NICU beds in Cleveland Clinic health system.

The main campus 17-bed unit is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology to care for newborns with complex medical problems. The neonatal unit admits infants from any community hospital as well as from Cleveland Clinic.


Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that focuses on the medical needs of newborn babies. Our Neonatology (NICU) offers specialty care for:

Family-centered Care

The Neonatology (NICU) offers parents and infant patients a family-centered facility with a caring staff to ensure that both parents and baby are comfortable and at ease. Board-certified neonatologists and nursing specialists work with other pediatric specialists, such as lactation experts, psychologists, speech pathologists and physical and occupational therapists to ensure comprehensive, individualized care.

Recognition

Children's Neonatology program was nationally ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-2015 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals.”

Neonatal Developmental Care Follow-up Clinic

  • At Children's, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit team uses stress assessments as a basis for modifying a baby's environment and treatment strategies.
  • No "routine" procedures are performed on the neonatal unit; room lighting, sound and the frequency and timing of medical/nursing care are all adapted to suit each infant's needs.
  • Studies have shown that neonatal developmental care has many positive effects on babies; from reducing the amount of time an infant needs assisted ventilation to accelerating weight gain.

Family-centered Facility

  • Family-friendly amenities help make this new facility comfortable and pleasant.
  • Parents have 24-hour visitation and are encouraged to attend medical rounds and other meetings concerning their baby's progress.
  • Siblings aged 3 and older may visit any time following a health screening by a registered nurse.
  • Using a transition room, parents have the opportunity to "room in" with their baby prior to discharge. This allows parents to get comfortable caring for their new baby.
  • Our Ronald McDonald House family room at main campus provides a clean, comfortable environment for families to rest, relax, or communicate via computer with their families.

Long-term Neonatal Care and Rehabilitation

  • Children’s for Rehabilitation is the only freestanding pediatric rehabilitation hospital in Ohio, and one of only a few of its kind in the nation. Children with specific medical or developmental disorders receive individualized care through specialty programs:
    • Center for Autism
    • Treatment for feeding disorders
    • An innovative motor control program
    • Pediatric kidney dialysis
    • Specialized foster care
  • Neonatology (NICU) Unit’s Follow-up Program addresses the long-term needs of children and families who experience a range of medical and developmental disorders resulting from premature birth or complications from their illness.

Fetal Care Program

The Fetal Care Center cares for mothers whose pregnancies are complicated by a maternal, fetal or obstetric disorder.

Special Delivery Unit

Our recently inaugurated Special Delivery Unit is one of a kind in northeast Ohio. Mothers with complex medical problems of their own or carrying fetuses with complicated medical or surgical problems can now deliver at a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the most modern technology to care for both mother and baby. A hybrid cardiac catheterization laboratory and pediatric operating room are adjacent for prompt access to postnatal procedures.


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Jalal Abu-Shaweesh, MD
 

Jalal Abu-Shaweesh, MD

Abu-Shaweesh, Jalal, MD
216.444.2568

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Neonatology

Specialties: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (cpr), Medical Care Of Ill Newborns, Neonatal Intensive Care, Oxygen Therapy, Department of Neonatology

Treats: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: No

Education: University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine

 
Hany Aziz, MD
 

Hany Aziz, MD

Aziz, Hany, MD
216.444.2568

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Neonatology

Specialties: Neonatology, Department of Neonatology

Treats: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine

 
Vladimir Burdjalov, MD
 

Vladimir Burdjalov, MD

Burdjalov, Vladimir, MD
216.445.6683

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Hillcrest Hospital

Department: Neonatology

Specialties: Brain Injury in Neonates, Intestinal Microflora in Neonates, Neuroprotection, Pediatric Neonatal Disorders, Probiotics In Neonates, Neonatology, Department of Neonatology

Treats: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Moscow State Medical Institute #2

 
Marita D'Netto, MD
 

Marita D'Netto, MD

D'Netto, Marita, MD
216.444.2568

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Hillcrest Hospital

Department: Neonatology

Specialties: Adrenal insufficiency, Blood Clots, Glucocorticoid Insufficiency, Milk Allergy in Infants, Clinical Gastroenterology, Nutrition Sciences, Renal Fluid Management Pre-term Infants more

Treats: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Madras Medical College & Government General Hospital

 
Michelle Elias Ruiz, MD
 

Michelle Elias Ruiz, MD

Elias Ruiz, Michelle, MD
216.444.2568

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Hillcrest Hospital

Department: Neonatology

Specialties: Pulmonary Hypertension, Department of Neonatology

Treats: Children & Adolescents Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Instituteo Technologico de Santo Domingo

 
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