Dr. Terri Major-Kincade is a double board-certified neonatologist and pediatrician with over 23 years of experience as a Clinician in Neonatology, Pediatrics, Health Equity, Perinatal Health Disparities, and Neonatal/Perinatal Palliative Care. She recently launched a full-time career in the field of Pediatric Palliative Care and Hospice Medicine and currently service as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UT Health Houston McGovern Medical School, Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital and Medical Direct for Pediatric Palliative Care.

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Terri as she is affectionately called, holds a B.S. from Prairie View A&M University, in Texas, an MD MPH from UCLA School of Medicine, Pediatric Residency and Neonatology trainings from UT Southwestern and UT Houston, and most recently Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine training at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital. Her national partnerships include working with the March of Dimes, PLIDA and the Pampers Womb to World Advisory Board.

Dr. Terri is a two-time Amazon Best Selling Author and recently released two children’s Books. Her research interests include Perinatal Health Disparities and Inequities, Provider-Patient Communication, Implicit and Explicit Bias in health care, Work-life Balance, Provider Well-Being, and Effective Strategies for increasing diversity in the healthcare work force. She looks forward to the day when every baby is born healthy, every mother has an opportunity for a good pregnancy outcome and every family benefits from a legacy of equitable healthcare. She especially loves mentoring future clinicians and is a champion of self-care, and the power of writing your own story.

In her spare time, you can find Dr. Terri collecting African American dolls, reading a good book, watching a movie or enjoying some Cream Brule’! The accomplishment she is most proud of includes being married to the love of her life for almost 30 years and watching their two children grow up into amazing humans.