Dr. James Moore, M.D. Ph.D.
Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Children’s Medical Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern
WHAT HE DOES: Multifaceted job includes caring for critically ill neonates and planning and implementing growth of the Neonatal ICU.
CITY BOY: Born and raised in New York. “My dad and grandpa cheered for the New York Giants, and I joined right in. I’m still a loyal fan of the Giants.”
DEVOTED DAD: He and his wife, Darlene, have three children. “When you have kids, you would do anything for them. Being a dad helps me to treat the whole family, not just the baby; I understand what families are going through.”
WHY NEONATES: “Babies are the most interesting patient population to me. You have the harrowing moments in the delivery room when a baby needs resuscitating, and you have the premature babies who take a long time to develop, so you get to know the families. Many of these babies are also at risk for brain injury. My research interest in neonatal strokes and ischemic damage hopefully will translate into improved outcomes for these patients someday.”
GREATEST SATISFACTION: Seeing babies go home after a long journey and visiting with them when they come back and are much improved.
Research allows us to always be on the cutting edge.”