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Our top priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of our patients, their families and our staff who are working on the frontlines. While we recognize the important role that visits from loved ones play in the healing process, we must have visitation restrictions in order to protect lives. Learn more.

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Practice Name
WakeMed Physician Practices - Neonatology
Accepting New Patients
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Cary Hospital
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Office Location
3000 New Bern Ave.
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Raleigh, NC 27614

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.

Undergraduate Degree
West Georgia University in Carrollton, Ga.
Medical School
Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga.
Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.Ā 
Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Insurance We Accept

WakeMed contracts with most major health insurance carriers. View a list of Insurance we accept.

Before scheduling an appointment with either a WakeMed employed provider or a community-based affiliated physician, we encourage you to contact your insurance company to verify that the location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co-insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility.

If you are uninsured, learn more about WakeMed's financial assistance policy.