Dr. Stephen Kicklighter is a board-certified neonatologist who joined WakeMed Physician Practices - Neonatology in 1999. He is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor of pediatrics with the UNC School of Medicine.
After receiving his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga., Dr. Kicklighter completed both the Pediatric Residency Training Program and the Neonatology Fellowship Training Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from West Georgia University in Carrollton, Ga.
Dr. Kicklighter is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the North Carolina Medical Society as well as the Southeastern Association of Neonatologists. He is currently chair of the WakeMed Institutional Review Board and coordinates quality improvement initiatives at WakeMed through our participation in the Vermont Oxford Network.