Dr. Terri L. Major-Kincade is a Neonatologist with Pediatrix Medical Group and practices at several hospitals in the North Dallas Area. She is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana but has called Texas home for the past 20 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Prairie View A&M University and her joint Medical and Master’s in Public Health Degrees from UCLA. She did her residency training in pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center/Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and completed her Neonatology Fellowship at UT Houston Medical School. Her primary areas of research interest include Health Disparities, Patient-Physician Communication, Neonatal Follow-Up and Neonatal-Perinatal Hospice. She is active in many community organizations including March of Dimes where she serves as Chair for the Steering Committee for African American Outreach, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated a Public Service Sorority, and Angel Unaware a Neonatal and Pediatric Hospice in Fort Worth.
Dr. Terri Major-Kincade or Dr. Boo Boo as she is affectionately called has been happily married for 22 years and has two children and a basset Weimaraner mix which makes for never a dull moment in the Kincade household. She is the oldest of three children and the first generation to go to medical school. She was born and raised in a small city in Baton Rouge, Louisiana surrounded by the love of both sets of parents, both sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles and a host of cousins who all believed her when she declared
at age 8 that she was going to be a baby doctor. Her fondest memories of childhood are summers with her grandparents running through fields, peeling butter beans and eating sugarcane! She has always been fascinated by premature babies, particularly when she found out that her youngest sister by ten months had been premature, lived in a plastic box for four months and could fit in the palm of your hands. She determined at that time that she would be a baby doctor who cared for the little babies in the plastic boxes..and later learned that those boxes were called incubators and those doctors were called Neonatologists. The rest as they say is history!
She has enjoyed an illustrious career in medicine since completing her medical and public health degrees degree at UCLA. Her engaging, passionate and inspiring bedside manner has afforded her numerous opportunities in television, radio and print media including ABC’s Houston Medical, Lifetime’s Women Docs, and Good Morning America, as well as Public Service Announcements for the Texas Department of State Health Services and a short story in Chicken Soup for the Soul Power Moms. She is a nationally and internationally prominent and highly desired speaker for her expertise in the field of Neonatal Palliative Care, Perinatal Hospice, Balancing Marriage and Medicine and Pre-Med Awareness/Preparation for students from elementary through college. Audiences leave her programs forever changed and often share that she was the most powerful speaker they had ever heard. Her signature Blog “Lessons I learned from the Little People,” combines her unique medical insight with her profound faith and inspires both patients and non-patients weekly as only she can.
Let’s face it…there’s only one Dr. Terri .she embraces her gifts and considers her job a passion as well as a ministry. She believes that she sees a miracle every day and that she has the opportunity to meet angels daily. She absolutely loves to make people smile…and briefly entertained at one point theatre and stand-up comedy. She lives by her life verse Galatians 6:9: “Do not grow weary in doing good…for at the proper time you will reap a reward if you do not give up!” She looks forward to interacting with her audiences in her own special way and is grateful for the journey.