Yona Nicolau, MD


Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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  • American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics
  • English
Medical School
Univ de Vest Vasile Goldis Fac de Med, Farmacie si Medicina DentaraMD
Fresno UCSFPediatrics
UCI NeonatologyNeonatal Perinatal Medicine
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Pediatrics, UC Irvine School of Medicine
  • Chair — Clinical Competency Committee, Neonatal Perinatal Fellowship
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2019
More Information

Dr. Yona Nicolau is a board-certified UCI Health neonatologist and pediatrician. She practices neonatology at the neonatal intensive care unit of UC Irvine Medical Center.

Nicolau earned her medical degree from Carol Davila University in Romania. She completed a residency training at the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program and a fellowship in neonatal perinatal medicine at UCI Health. She is chair of the clinical competency committee for the neonatal perinatal fellowship.

Nicolau is also the principal investigator in multicenter clinical trials in collaboration with Loma Linda University, and she is working to develop a clinical and quality improvement program at UC Irvine. Her emphasis is on developing clinical trials that help improve neonatal care for extremely low birthweight infants.

UC Irvine Medical Center
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