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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 27611

Dr. Tara Bastek is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist who joined WakeMed Physician Practices - Neonatology in 2004.

She received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va., and completed her internship and residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She then went on to complete her fellowship in newborn medicine/neonatology at Boston Children's Hospital through Harvard Medical School. While working on her fellowship research project, she earned her master's degree in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health and completed a fellowship in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Bastek is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. She has served as chair of the WakeMed Ethics Committee since 2008 and enjoys continuing ethical discourse within a large institution. Additionally, she serves as an associate director (Neonatology) of the WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning and sits on its Steering Committee.

Medical Director, Raleigh Campus NICU
Harvard School of Public Health
Medical School
Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va.
University of North Carolina Hospitals
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Boston Children's Hospital through Harvard Medical School, Harvard Medical School,
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.