|(859) 323-0100 – Local Phone
(859) 257-9052 – Fax
|800 Rose Street MS 477
Lexington, KY 40536
Tria B. Kinnard, PA-C
Director, PA Post-Graduate Residency in Neonatology
(859) 323-0100 Ext. – Local Phone
(859) 257-9052 – Fax Phone
Our mission is to train certified Physician Assistants to have the knowledge, procedural skills, and confidence to provide exceptional medical care to patients in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The residency is an intensive 12 month training program and takes 2-3 PAs per year. We have been preparing PAs for a career in Neonatology since 2005, and 100% of our graduates have been employed in a NICU upon completion of the program.
The didactic curriculum begins with a two week block of lectures given by NICU Attendings, NICU Advanced Practice Providers & Pediatric Sub-Specialty Attendings, to provide a solid foundation in neonatal physiology & pathophysiology. Weekly educational opportunities throughout the year including: neonatal grand rounds, pediatric grand rounds, neonatal journal club, fetal-infant mortality conference, maternal-fetal medicine conference, and pathology conference.
The clinical portion of the residency consists of the following rotations:
And the following procedural skills:
The resident will also be required to take in-house night call, 5 days per month.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Kentucky Children’s Hospital is a 70 bed, level IV facility that provides care to critically ill newborns from all across Central & Eastern Kentucky. With over 800 infants admitted each year for medical and/or surgical reasons, & approximately 100 of those infants weighing less than 1000 grams, the KCH NICU cares for all neonates from the simplest to the most complex. Services provided include conventional and high-frequency ventilation, nitric oxide therapy, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pre- and post-operative surgical care. KCH also has many pediatric sub-specialties available for consultation including: cardiology, pulmonology, infectious disease, hematology, neurology, pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, ENT, plastic surgery, gastroenterology, radiology, ophthalmology, nephrology & endocrinology.
The program has an application deadline of May 15th, with start dates in October and takes 2-3 PAs per year. Please see our website for additional application information: