Michelle Karen Chiu, MD

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (Neonatology)
Michelle Karen Chiu, MD
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Atrium Health Provider
Treats Only Children


Practicing Specialties

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (Neonatology)

Clinical Interests

Extreme PrematurityExtremely Low Birth Weight InfantsNeonatal ResuscitationNeonatal TransportSepsisTotal Body Cooling


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“There are always new developments, research and breakthrough treatments in neonatology that allow babies who, in the past, may not have had a good chance of survival but now have a chance to survive and thrive. Seeing patients outside of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the follow-up clinic is exciting because I get to see how these little ones grow into fascinating individuals.”

Dr. Chiu is board certified in neonatal-perinatal medicine and general pediatrics. She has a clinical interest in neonatal resuscitation, neonatal transport and the outcome of high-risk infants, as well as the treatment of sepsis, low birth weight, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, and babies exposed to in utero opioids. She provides education for residents, providers and staff, including the use of simulation to improve learning and technical skills.

She is an associate professor of pediatrics and the medical director for Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic. She is also director for neonatal simulation education at Levine Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Chiu has been named Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor in perinatal-neonatal medicine several times. She received the Atrium Health Pinnacle Award and was recognized as Levine Children's Hospital Physician of the Quarter. Dr. Chiu is a recipient of J.C. Parke Excellence in Pediatric Teaching Award in the Pediatric Department at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center.

She is involved with research on neonatal follow-up brain imaging and its correlation to early childhood behavior and development in newborns exposed to recreational drugs. She has also done research on the predictors of problematic feeding in preterm infants after neonatal intensive care.

Dr. Chiu received her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia. She completed a residency at Arium Health Carolinas Medical Center and a fellowship at Vanderbilt University.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her dogs, friends and family.


Board Certifications

American Board of PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine


Augusta University


Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center, Pediatrics


Vanderbilt University, Neonatology


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