Roger Kim, MD – Director
Kiran Vohra, MD | Antoni D’Souza, MD | Jae Min, MD
Gloria McCalla, NP – Director of Nursing for Maternal Child Health | Ms. Judith Aiyhobahi- Osagie, MSN, RN, Nurse Manager
The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine consists of a baby-friendly Mother-Baby Unit and a newborn intensive care unit (NICU) for premature and medically complex newborns. There are 2000 deliveries annually at Brookdale. Brookdale has a modern, fully equipped Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 30 bassinets staffed by perinatal specialists. It is a designated tertiary referral center for New York City. In-house coverage by a board-certified neonatologist is provided 24/7 for all high-risk deliveries and care in the NICU.
The NICU at Brookdale offers a variety of services including care for newborns with congenital abnormalities, prematurity, respiratory disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, infections, need for high-frequency ventilation, nitric oxide, therapeutic hypothermia and a family support group. Our NICU is one of the most advanced of its kind in the city. It is staffed by an integrated team of neonatal professionals including neonatologists, nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, nurse educators, lactation consultants, social workers, and other specialists. NICU team members work together with parents to create a plan of care for high-risk newborns.
Our NICU nurses are highly experienced and exceptionally well trained. They care for all the infants and provide care, support, and education to the parents as well. Our lactation consultant is available to help mothers learn how to establish and maintain their milk supply, and overcome obstacles to breastfeeding. There is also a support group for parents of children in the NICU. For more information, call (718) 240-6598.