Steven Gwiazdowski, MD
I studied medicine because it combines my interest in science and helping people. When I was in medical school, I found it rewarding to see infants go from being seriously ill to becoming healthy. That’s why I specialized in neonatology.
There’s no typical day for me at the office, but I spend a lot of my time with premature babies and infants with genetic anomalies. Our practice also works with new moms and offers appointments on baby wellness, breastfeeding and bonding.
My philosophy of care is centered on two things: honesty and partnership with parents. As soon as something happens to their baby — the good, the bad or ugly — I will tell the parents. I don’t want to sugarcoat things. I want them to know when to be concerned or when they don’t have to worry. I also encourage parents to become part of the decision-making process. I listen to their input.
I describe myself as humble, careful and attentive. What brings me the most joy is when I can see a baby reach certain milestones that get them closer to going back home with their family. Ever year, we have a reunion party where I encourage all my families to come back for a visit. I have some former patients who are taller than me! I like keeping in touch with families and seeing where they are now.
Outside of work, my number one thing to do is spend time with my family. I also like music, art and traveling.
Medical Degree, Medical College of Virginia - VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
Internship and Residency in Neonatology, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA
Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal, University of Pennsylvania - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certified in Neonatal-Medicine
Board Certified in Pediatrics