A newborn specialist, also known as a neonatal specialist or neonatologist, is a medical professional who specializes in providing specialized care for newborn infants, particularly those who are premature, critically ill, or have medical conditions requiring intensive medical attention.

These specialists are highly trained pediatricians with additional years of specialized training in neonatal medicine. They possess expertise in managing the unique medical needs of newborns, including respiratory support, intravenous therapies, feeding support, and monitoring vital signs.

Newborn specialists work in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) or special care nurseries, providing round-the-clock care and attention to critically ill or premature infants. They collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, including nurses, respiratory therapists, and other specialists, to ensure comprehensive and coordinated care.

Their primary focus is on stabilizing and improving the health of fragile newborns, preventing complications, and supporting their growth and development. Newborn specialists play a vital role in improving the survival rates and long-term outcomes of premature or critically ill infants, offering essential expertise and compassion during the most vulnerable stage of life.