Christopher Young, MD, staff neonatologist at The Birthplace at South Georgia Medical Center, recently achieved subspecialty certification in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine from the American Board of Pediatrics. According to SGMC’s Chief Medical Officer Kimberly Megow, MD, physicians who are board certified have participated in a voluntary process that involves evaluation of their knowledge and skills beyond what’s required for them to become licensed physicians.
“To become certified in a particular subspecialty of Pediatrics, a physician must be board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and complete additional training and competency testing as specified by the Member Board,” Dr. Megow explains. Dr. Young is the medical director of the Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at SGMC.
He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders in newborns including care for premature infants or those born with infections or other health problems. Since Dr. Young affiliated with SGMC one year ago, he has treated approximately 250 premature and sick infants.