Krystle Marie Perez, MD, MPH
On staff since September 2016
Academic Title: Assistant Professor
"The babies I treat in the NICU are fighting for their lives. The resilience of such small and fragile patients inspires me, but I also recognize the importance of supporting parents and other family members during this period of uncertainty. When a baby is finally well enough to go home, its an emotional moment for all of us. Families have asked me to join them in a blessing as they walk out the door, which is an honor and a privilege. Although not every baby wins their fight, I strive to provide peace and comfort while they are with us and to help families make the most of their precious time together. My passion for my work includes traveling to developing countries to help improve care and give families everywhere a better chance of seeing their child grow up healthy and happy."
We had Dr. Perez for our son Paxton! She is very informative and answered all of our questions that we had and she is extremely nice and very personable! She understands what we as a parents is going through having our son at the NICU. Paxton was lucky to have her as his doctor!
- Medical/Professional School
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami
University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill
Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Clinical Interests
Evidence-based care of extremely preterm neonates and the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- Research Description
Improving neonatal outcomes in the developing world and other resource-limited areas