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John E. Wimmer Jr.

John E. Wimmer Jr., MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Neonatology


In practice for more than 40 years, John E. Wimmer, Jr., MD, serves as neonatology medical director. As part of the Pediatrix Medical Group of North Carolina, he has been affiliated with Cone Health hospitals since 2003.

His interests include lung function, especially related to illness or injury; prevention of hypothermia in preterm infants; and reducing overuse of antibiotics in newborns born to mothers with possible infection.

He enjoys collaborating with physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, administrators, other health care team members and parents to optimize outcomes for high-risk newborns.

Originally from Roanoke, he is married with four children, five grandchildren and two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, traveling, camping and reading.



Medical School

VCU School of Medicine


Naval Medical Center, Pediatrics


University of California at San Diego, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics