Carl Seashore, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Medical Director of the Newborn Service at North Carolina Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Seashore joined the UNC Faculty in General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in 2008. He has held the nursery leadership role since July 2010, and during this time he was instrumental in achieving WHO Baby-Friendly Hospital recognition for the Maternity Care Center. He leads a team of three nurse practitioners and approximately twelve faculty members in not only providing care to the babies born at UNC, but also continuously evaluating and improving the quality of care delivered.
Dr. Seashore is Lean/Six Sigma trained in QI methodology and has achieved Yellow, Blue, and Green Belt certification. The Newborn Nursery leadership Triad engages in continuous quality improvement efforts using small tests of change and PDSA cycles covering topics such as local CCHD screening implementation, management of neonates at-risk for hypoglycemia, and secondary prevention of neonatal sepsis, among many others. Larger projects have focused on care of the Late Preterm Infant (Green Belt), Neonatal abstinence syndrome (in conjunction with the Horizon’s program and PQCNC), and state-level CCHD screening implementation and data collection (PQCNC). The UNC Nursery, under Dr. Seashore’s leadership, also contributed data to the first study conducted via BORN (Better Outcomes through Research for Newborns) network evaluating accuracy of transcutaneous bilirubinometry in assessing jaundice risk among term newborns.
Dr. Seashore has demonstrated success in working collaboratively with nurses, nursing and hospital leadership, advanced practice providers, and educators to improve care for newborns, including improving breastfeeding outcomes.
He received his M.D. from Yale School of Medicine and completed a residency in pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston.