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Stephen E Hunter, MD


neonatal abstinence syndrome, neonatal nutrition, feeding micropremies


Dr. Hunter is a neonatologist in the newborn intensive care unit at Dayton Children's Hospital. He is part of Pediatrix Medical Group of Ohio, Division of neonatology.

Professorship: Associate Clinical Professor, Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine

education and training

  • medical school: St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • internship: University of Louisville
  • residency: University of Louisville – Pediatric Residency
  • fellowship: University of Louisville – Neonatal Medicine
  • board certification:
    • Pediatrics
    • Neonatal-perinatal medicine

publications and presentations

  • Bhola R, Purkiss T, Hunter S, Stewart D, Rychwalski P. “Effect of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor on the incidence of threshold retinopathy of prematurity.” Journal of AAPOS, 13(5);450-453, October 2009.
  • Hunter, S., Myers, S.R., Radmacher, P, and Eno, C. “Detection of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Human Breast Milk.” Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, June 25, 2010.

awards, honors and organizations

  • Recipient of Excellence in Pediatric Critical Care Award
  • Recipient of Neonatal Medicine Award
  • Recipient of Chairman’s Achievement Award
  • Recipient of Robert G. Spurling Memorial Award
  • Fellow in American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellow in Section of Perinatal Pediatrics at AAP

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I enjoy the challenge that comes with caring for the ill neonate and because I am providing the right care for both the infant and their parents and family.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I wanted to work at a children's hospital where all the sub-specialties are available to provide the right care for the infants that I treat.

Dayton Children's is special because...

It is our local children's hospital and the best place for sick infants and children to go to get better.