Jeffrey M Perlman, M.B., Ch.B.

Jeffrey M Perlman, M.B., Ch.B. Specialties: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology

Jeffrey M Perlman, M.B., Ch.B.
Specialties: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology
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One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

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About Jeffrey M Perlman, M.B., Ch.B.

Dr. Perlman is the Chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital and directs the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town (1974) and completed his pediatric residency and fellowship training at St. Louis Children's Hospital, affiliated with Washington University. He undertook further training in the study of cerebral blood flow and metabolism at Washington University. He has been voted a top doctor by Castle Connolly, was voted one of New York’s Super Doctors in 2013 and one of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors in 2014.

After completing his training, Dr. Perlman served as medical director for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Louis Children's Hospital for six years. Previous to his arrival at Weill Cornell in 2004, Dr. Perlman was the medical director of the NICU at Parkland Memorial Hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas. His research interests include understanding the mechanisms of brain injury and potential treatment strategies in the preterm and term infant including intraventricular hemorrhage and hypoxic ischemic brain injury, optimizing the management of the depressed newly born infant in the delivery room and reducing neonatal mortality morbidity in the low resource setting.

A world-renowned expert in neonatal medicine, Dr. Perlman lectures frequently both nationally and internationally, and is the author of over 175 peer reviewed papers, numerous book chapters. Currently, he is the science advisor to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and was the immediate Co-chairman of Neonatal section of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital


  • Neonatal Resuscitation

  • Newborn Medicine

  • Newborns


  • Fellowship: St Louis Children's Hospital
  • Internship: Baragwanath Hospital
  • Internship: Groote Schuur Hospital
  • Medical School: University of Cape Town Faculty of Medicine South Africa
  • Residency: St Louis Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics