A board-certified neonatologist with three decades of experience, Christie C. DaVanzo, MD, works with Women’s Hospital and Alamance Regional Medical Center. She is currently active on the NICU morbidity and mortality and pediatric peer review committees.
She enjoys all areas of newborn critical care – from the intellectual challenge of determining the best approach to treating each patient to the personal satisfaction of being able to treat each newborn as she would her own child.
Passionate about working in the NICU, she values the opportunity to treat each newborn as she would her own. In collaboration with her patients’ parents, she and the other members of the NICU team advocate for those in her care and deliver what she terms the “most personalized and detailed care of any place in the medical universe.”
In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, choral singing, modern ballet and archery.
“Being able to save a life, especially at the beginning of life, always makes me feel like I am walking an inch off the floor and always has. I don’t think many people like to think about a baby ever having a life-threatening illness, so not many people know about the NICU. But, when someone needs us, we are there, and we perform ‘miracles’ every day.” – Christie DaVanzo, MD