Patient Care

For members of the division, a desire to provide the highest quality care for critically ill infants was the principal reason for a career in neonatal medicine. The privilege of serving our patients and their families on our NICUs and through our NICU Follow-up Program motivates and inspires all of us.

The mission of this division is to provide world class clinical care across our M Health Fairview Healthcare System, generate new knowledge through research, and provide the best possible education in neonatal care to the next generation of medical students, physicians, and other health professionals. In addition, we seek to be a resource to other newborn intensive care units across the state.

Our flagship Level IV NICU at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital provides innovative care for infants with extreme prematurity, multiorgan system failure, complex diagnostic and surgical problems, and long-term, technology-dependent conditions. Our community Level III/II NICU’s at Fairview Southdale Hospital, Fairview Ridges Hospital, St. John’s Hospital and Woodwinds Hospital provide excellent clinical care to moderately ill neonates.

Medical Director of the NICU

Erin A. Osterholm

Erin Osterholm, MD
Assistant Professor
oster0123@umn.edu
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Neonatal Program Director & Clinical Services Medical Director

Erin Stepka

Erin Stepka, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
ecstepka@umn.edu
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