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Neonatology & Special Infant Care

WakeMed Physician Practices Neonatology and Special Infant Care provides specialized, multidisciplinary care to children, ages 0 - 3, born with prematurity and/or developmental delays. 

The offices are located on the second floor of the Andrews Center at our Raleigh Campus, 3024 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC, 27610.  The practice is open to new patients by referral only. 

 

To make an appointment, please call 919-350-8164.

 

Clinic hours are Tuesdays & Wednesdays from noon to 3:00 pm and Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 

James Perciaccante, MD  
Director, Neonatology
Dr. James Perciaccante is a board-certified neonatologist who joined WakeMed Physician Practices - Neonatology in 2001.  He serves as director of WakeMed Physician Practices - Neonatology.

After receiving his medical degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., Dr. Perciaccante completed his pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center - Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.  He also completed a National Institutes of Health (NIH) fellowship in the Pathology of Vascular Disease at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  He earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry at LeMoyne College, also in Syracuse, N.Y.

Dr. Perciaccante is a member of the Perinatal Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the North Carolina Neonatologist Association and the North Carolina Medical Society.

Tara Bastek, MD
Dr. Tara Bastek is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist who joined WakeMed Physician Practices - Neonatology in 2004. 

She received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va., and completed her internship and residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals.  She then went on to complete her fellowship in newborn medicine/neonatology at Boston Children's Hospital through Harvard Medical School.  While working on her fellowship research project, she earned her master's degree in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health and completed a fellowship in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Bastek is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.  She has served as chair of the WakeMed Ethics Committee since 2008 and enjoys continuing ethical discourse within a large institution.  Additionally, she serves as an associate drector (Neonatology) of the WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning and sits on its Steering Committee.

Stephen Kicklighter, MD
Dr. Stephen Kicklighter is a board-certified neonatologist who joined WakeMed Physician Practices - Neonatology in 1999.  He is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor of pediatrics with the UNC School of Medicine.

After receiving his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga., Dr. Kicklighter completed both the Pediatric Residency Training Program and the Neonatology Fellowship Training Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.  He earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from West Georgia University in Carrollton, Ga.

Dr. Kicklighter is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the North Carolina Medical Society as well as the Southeastern Association of Neonatologists.  He is currently chair of the WakeMed Institutional Review Board and coordinates quality improvement initiatives at WakeMed through our participation in the Vermont Oxford Network.

Jonathan Seigel, MD
Dr. Jonathan Seigel is a board-certified pediatrician specialist who serves as a neonatologist for WakeMed Physician Practices - Neonatology.

He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine, completed his pediatric internship and residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, and completed his neonatal-perinatal fellowship at Duke University.  Dr. Seigel also holds a master's degree in clinical informatics from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and he earned a bachelor's degree in biology as well as a bachelor's degree in economics from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

Dr. Seigel is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the North Carolina Medical Society and the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation.

 

Michele Snyder, MD
Dr. Michele Snyder is a board-certified neonatologist who has been with WakeMed Physician Practices - Neonatology since 1999.  
 
After receiving her medical degree from West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, W. Va., Dr. Snyder completed her pediatric residency at WVU in Charleston, W. Va., and her neonatal-perinatal fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center - Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.  She earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va.

Dr. Snyder is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the Southeastern Association of Neonatologists.  She is medical director of the WakeMed Cary Hospital Special Care Nursery.

 

Ross Vaughan, MD
Dr. Ross Vaughan is a board-certified neonatologist who has worked at WakeMed since 1977.  He has served as director of WakeMed Physician Practices - Neonatology and is an adjunct professor of pediatrics with the UNC School of Medicine.

After receiving his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Vaughan completed an internship with the UNC Department of Pediatrics at N.C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., and served as a junior and senior resident in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.  He also completed a fellowship in neonatology at Vanderbilt University Hospital and served as a registrar in neonatal pediatrics at Saint Mary's Hospital in Manchester, England.

Dr. Vaughan is a member of the North Carolina Neonatologist Association, the North Carolina Pediatric Society, the Wake County Medical Society, the North Carolina Medical Society, the Southern Perinatal Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics - Section of Perinatal Pediatrics, among others.  He also serves as the medical director for the Carolina NIDCAP® Training Center located at WakeMed. NIDCAP, or the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program, is known internationally to support the growth and development of premature infants and improve the quality of their care and support for their families.


Thomas Young, MD
Dr. Thomas Young is a board-certified neonatologist who has been with WakeMed Physician Practices - Neonatology since 1986.  He is also an adjunct professor of pediatrics with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Young earned his medical degree from the The University of Toledo - College of Medicine and Life Sciences (formerly the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo) and completed his residency in pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center - Wake Forest School of Medicine (formerly North Carolina Baptist Hospital - Bowman Gray School of Medicine) in Winston-Salem, N.C.  He also completed a fellowship in neonatology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.  He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati in mathematics and graduated Cum Laude.

Dr. Young is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, the AAP Section on Clinical Pharmacology and the North Carolina Pediatric Society.  He is the former chair of the WakeMed Department of Pediatrics (2004-2005) and currently serves on the advisory board for the Human Milk Banking Association of North America as well as serving as the NCPS Chapter Champion for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention.

 

 

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