1/20/09 ~ Dr. Sharon Kiernan, Neonatal Medicine

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr.Sharon Kiernan , Neonatal Medicine.

Dr. Sharon Kiernan

Sharon C. Kiernan, MD is the Chief of Neonatal Medicine and Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Holy Cross Hospital delivers approximately 9000 babies a year.  Each year, approximately 900 of these newborns are admitted to the 46 bed NICU, the largest in the state of Maryland.

Dr. Kiernan is a graduate of Williams College and The Medical College of Virginia at VCU.  She completed her Pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1985.  She was a practicing pediatrician for four years before embarking on a Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center.  Dr. Kiernan has been a member of the medical staff at Holy Cross Hospital since October 1994.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and sub-board certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.  Dr. Kiernan is a regional trainer in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program in addition to being a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Kiernan resides in Vienna, Virginia with her husband, Joe, also a physician, and their two Shelties.  Their three adult daughters have learned a great deal about premature babies from visiting the NICU.

Photo Above:  Dr. Sharon Kiernan

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1/20/09 ~ Dr. Sharon Kiernan, Neonatal Medicine