Michael K. Georgieff, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Michael K. Georgieff

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-0644

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, Department of Pediatrics

Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Director, Division of Neonatology

Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development

Institute of Child Development


MD, Washington University

Residency in Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Fellowship in Neonatology, University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship in Neonatology, University of Minnesota


Michael K. Georgieff, MD, holds the position of the Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair in Pediatrics. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Child Psychology, the Director of the Division of Neonatology, the Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and the Director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development. He received his MD from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He served his internship, residency and neonatal fellowship at the The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in neonatology at the University of Minnesota. In addition to attending on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Dr. Georgieff is Director of the NICU Follow-up Program. Dr. Georgieff’s research focuses on fetal/neonatal nutrition and brain development, specifically on the effect of early life iron nutrition and neurocognitive function. He has been continuously funded in this field by the National Institutes of Health for 25 years and has published over 225 scientific articles. He advises the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Institutes of Health and UNICEF on nutrition and early child development.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America 2011-2017
  • Mpls-St. Paul Magazine “Top Doctor” 2012-2017
  • Carole J. Bland Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award (2016)
  • Samuel J. Fomon Nutrition Award- American Academy of Pediatrics (2014)
  • Founders Award, Midwest Society for Pediatric Research (2010)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Washington University Medical School (2009)



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


Pediatric Specialty Care-Explorer Clinic

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics; American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Clinical Interests

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