Michael K. Georgieff, MD

Professor, Division of Neonatology

Michael K. Georgieff

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-2971

Fax 612-624-0644

Office Address:
Pediatric Neonatology
6th Floor East Building
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Div of Pediatric Neonatology
6th Floor East Building
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Professor, Division of Neonatology

Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development

Institute of Child Development


Medical School, Washington University

Residency, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Fellowship in Neonatology, University of Pennsylvania, University of Minnesota


Michael K. Georgieff, M.D., holds the position of Professor of Pediatrics and Child Psychology and Director of the Division of Neonatology. He received his M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He served his internship and residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He followed with a residency in neonatology at the University of Pennsylvania and at the University of Minnesota. In addition to attending on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Dr. Georgieff is director of the NICU Follow-up Clinic, director of Neonatal Nutrition Support Service and director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development. Dr. Georgieff’s research focuses on fetal/neonatal nutrition, specifically, the effect of fetal/neonatal iron nutrition on brain development and neurocognitive function. He has published in numerous journals, including American Journal of Physiology, Pediatric Research, Journal of Nutrition and Journal of Pediatrics. He has written and contributed to a number of book chapters and has over 100 published papers.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.-St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor", 2012-2015
  • Best Doctors in America®,  2011, 2012, 2013



  • Neonatal (NICU) Unit and Follow-Up Care
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics


Pediatric Specialty Care-Explorer Clinic

Clinical Interests

Iron and infant development; Maternal-fetal medicine; Neonatology; Perinatal iron metabolism