Dr. David Hill did everything he could to avoid becoming a pediatrician like his dad. He majored in political science at Rice University and then crossed the street to attend the University of Texas McGovern Medical School, where he did research in neurosurgery before pivoting at the last minute to a combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (where he is an adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics). After four years in med-peds practice he moved to coastal Wilmington, NC, and found a home at the frighteningly named Cape Fear Pediatrics. Currently Dr. Hill practices pediatric hospital medicine at Goldsboro Pediatrics in Wayne County, NC.
David fell in love with journalism as a high school newspaper editor in Memphis, TN, freelancing for the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Memphis Business Journal, and Memphis Magazine. Later he continued to write and broadcast as a regular commentator for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and NPR member stations WUNC and WHQR. A frequent contributor to Parents Magazine, Dr. Hill is also author of Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro (AAP Publishing 2012), associate medical editor of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 (AAP Publishing 2019) and coauthor of Co-parenting Through Separation and Divorce: Putting Your Children First (AAP Publishing 2020) as well as associate editor of the AAP’s Pediatric Care Online Patient Information. He also serves on the AAP Council Management Committee.
Dr. Hill lives in Wilmington, NC, with his wife Christy (a pediatric physician assistant) and the intermittent company of 3 children and 2 stepchildren ages 15-21. For fun he enjoys running, fitness, cooking, and travel.
You can follow him on twitter @davhill.