Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Natalia  Henner, MD

Natalia Henner, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and Pediatrics (Palliative Care )

Focus of Work

Academic Focus

My focus is on understanding parental and providers' variability in addressing complex care decisions during prenatal and neonatal course. I am also focused on various aspects of perinatal palliative care delivery, and optimizing care pathways for families expecting infants with complex and/or life-limiting conditions. Finally, I am interested in studying and improving symptom management in infants with complex conditions in the Neonatal ICU.

Clinical Focus

I am interested in improving perinatal and neonatal palliative care delivery to infants with complex conditions. I am also working on systems' improvements and medical education, with a focus on communication approaches within teams and between families and providers.

Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Louisville (2006)
  • Residency: Tufts/New England Medical Center, Pediatrics (2009)
  • Fellowship: Tufts/New England Medical Center, Neonatology-Perinatal Med (2012)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Hospice and Palliative Care (2015)
  • Board Certification: Hospice and Palliative Care, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics



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Chicago IL 60611