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Dr. McCaffrey with Mom & baby in the NICUNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine providers offer care for babies with challenges due to premature birth, severe illness, or a congenital anomaly in North Carolina Children’s Hospital’s Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC). Following discharge, many patients are evaluated in the Special Infant Care Clinic (SICC), a specialty outpatient clinic staffed by Neonatal-Perinatal providers and designed to promote the best developmental outcomes for these children. Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine is extensively involved in ongoing clinical research with the goal of improving care delivered to critically ill newborns throughout the nation and around the world.


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  • Alan Stiles, MD

    Stiles Announces Retirement

    Alan Stiles, MD, has announced his intention to retire after serving as a member of the UNC School of Medicine faculty for more than 35 years. Since initially joining the Department of Pediatrics faculty in 1986, Stiles had held several leadership roles and played a part in the expansion of care for patients in Chapel Hill and across the state of North Carolina.

    In lieu of a formal retirement celebration, Dr. Stiles has requested that donations be made to support the NC Children’s Hospital. Click here for more information on ways to give.

  • 2023 AOE FLAGship Composite

    Academy of Educators FLAGship Program Welcomes Pediatric Fellows & Faculty for 2023-2024

    We are excited to congratulate Pediatrics department members who were recently included in the 2023-2024 cohort of the AOE FLAGship Program!

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    NICU Awareness Month at UNC Hospitals: Meet Phillip

    “It’s difficult to be away from that sweet baby that you looked forward to welcoming in this world,” says Georganna Gaines, whose son, Phillip, has spent more than a year in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UNC Hospitals. Gaines shares her family’s bittersweet journey in the NICU to encourage others going through similar challenges. “Give yourself grace,” she says. “Let yourself feel all the feelings.”

  • Katie Paul, MD

    Welcome New Physician Faculty: Kathryn Paul ,MD

    Katie Paul, MD joined the Pediatric Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine on August 7, 2023. Dr. Paul completed her medical degree in 2017 with us at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a Pediatric Resident between 2017 and 2020 at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York Presbyterian-Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York. Dr. Paul completed her subspecialty training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine in 2023 at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Welcome Katie!!