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Neonatology

 
 

A neonatologist is a doctor who cares for newborn babies who are ill or were born too early (premature).

Infants often stay in a hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) until they are healthy enough to go home with their families.


 

 

 

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Source: American Board of Medical Specialties

First published: 06/06/2009
Last updated: 06/06/2009

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, director of clinical quality, Allina Medical Clinic