Your Doctors 

Hamid Movahhedian, MD, FAAP

Chief of Division of Neonatology

NICU Medical Director


Medical School: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences


Pediatrics Residency: Medical Center of Delaware


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Cardiology Fellowship: University of California, San Diego.


Dr. Movahhedian is a neonatologist and a pediatric cardiologist certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He has over 20 years of experience in both fields. He has served on many hospital committees and has been at Tri-City Medical Center since 1997. He is well liked and respected by families and staff.



Romana Bailey, MD, FAAP

Staff Neonatologist


Medical School: Charles University


Pediatrics Residency: University of Missouri


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship: University of Missouri


Dr. Uher is a neonatologist certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She has over 15 years of experience including in post-operative cardiac care and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). 



Pedro Paz, MD, MPH, FAAP

Associate NICU Medical Director

Director of Quality Improvement / CPQCC

Staff Neonatologist 


Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine


Graduate School: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine


Pediatrics Residency: University of California, Irvine


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship: University of Southern California / Children's Hospital Los Angeles


Dr. Paz is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and has vast experience in all areas of newborn critical care and clinical research. He is part of the Perinatal Quality Improvement Panel of the CPQCC and is responsible for Quality and Performance Improvement for the Division of Neonatology. He is also fluent in Spanish.



People of the NICU 

What is a Neonatologist? 


A neonatologist is a physician expert in Neonatology, a specialty within the pediatric medical field dedicated to the care of newborns in all states of health.



Neonatology services at Tri-City Medical Center’s NICU are provided by North County Neonatology Specialists, a highly qualified group of neonatologists that are prepared to do everything possible for the health and well-being of your baby. 



Your child is our priority and we will do everything to ensure that your child is healthy and safe before going home. 



Expert Hands


During an infant's NICU stay, diverse medical resources come together to deliver expert specialized care.



The team that delivers such services includes:



  • Neonatologists

  • Pediatricians




  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • NICU Staff RNs

  • Nurse Managers



Technical and Therapy:

  • Respiratory Care Practitioners

  • Occupational Therapist



Other Services:

  • Lactation Consultants

  • Registered Dieticians

  • Social Workers for family support 

  • Multi-Faith Clergy