Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery (NICN)

Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery, or NICN, provides specialized, high-level care for infants at risk for neurological injury.

We treat babies with conditions such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, stroke seizures, intraventricular hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformations, genetic disorders, brain malformations, extreme prematurity and other related conditions.

Founded in 2008, the NICN was the first program of its kind in the country, and continues to remain the leader in "brain-focused" neonatal care. Currently, UCSF is one of just a handful of hospitals nationwide that provide the highest level of care to this vulnerable population. Many of our patients are transported to UCSF from other hospitals within California and from across the country.

Links to other groups with UCSF: PBC NICN and Neonatal Neurology follow-up program.