In practice for more than 25 years, board-certified neonatologist McCrae Smith, MD, works with Cone Health Women's & Children's Center at Moses Cone Hospital and Alamance Regional Medical Center. He is especially interested in information technology and electronic health records.
His patients include both newborns and their parents with whom he strives to be open, caring and down-to-earth. He is always amazed at his small patients’ ability to overcome huge challenges. As their physician, he often feels humbled to have played a small role in their recovery.
In his spare time, he enjoys working on his truck or home projects and pursuing his childhood hobby, astronomy. In addition, he enjoys computer programming and database design, which have been useful to his professional life. He says his biking and running days have given way to “lazier days” walking or swimming.
“Neonatology is very detail oriented given that we work in intensive care units with many of our patients critically ill. Consequently, much of my care is quite calculated or data driven. And by studying our outcomes, over the years, our specialty has made great strides in the care of newborns. There’s no doubt we are making improvements every year and are making a huge difference in the lives of these youngest patients.” – McCrae Smith, MD