Mercyhealth Welcomes Pediatric and Neonatal/Perinatal Physician

ROCKFORD, Illinois — Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Kimberly G. Remedios-Smith, MD, FAAP, board certified pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, fellowship trained neonatology physician to its staff at Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue (formerly Rockford Memorial Hospital), 2400 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford.

Her special interests include:

  • Neonatal transport of critically ill babies
  • Using the Bronchotron transport ventilator (certified)
  • Neonatal resuscitation education
  • Designing safety and quality improvements
  • Neonatal fellowship education

As a neonatologist, Dr. Remedios-Smith’s philosophy is family-centered. “A premature, sometimes critically ill, newborn traumatizes families in ways that few other life situations ever can. I always strive to reassure families by giving them a realistic, yet hopeful, understanding of the critical and chronic needs of their preterm infant. Very often, medicolegal-ethical issues come into play and empathy is my prime approach.”

Dr. Remedios-Smith comes to Mercyhealth with two years of clinical, research and teaching experience at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore. She earned her medical degree at the Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie, Timisoara, Romania. She then completed her pediatrics residency at Metropolitan Hospital, New York Medical College, New York. Dr. Remedios-Smith also served a neonatology fellowship at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Hofstra Medical School, New York. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with added qualifications in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

For more information, call (815) 971-DRDR.