Douglas Hardy, MD, is board-certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine and has been a practicing neonatologist at Orlando Health since 1987. He is the clinical director of the level 3 NICU at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and the quality director of the NICU.
Dr. Hardy earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics residency at the University of South Florida, including a year as chief resident before completing his fellowship in neonatology at the University of South Florida.
Dr. Hardy is chairman of the Infant Health Subcommittee of the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative and serves on the FPQC Leadership and Steering Committees. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hardy is also a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer.
Dr. Hardy’s interests include all aspects of quality improvement and he has been the state lead for FPQC projects on central line associated infections and increasing the use of mother’s own milk (MOM).
Dr. Hardy is also active in improving care for babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. He has been a director for the two Orange County Drug Abuse Summits and has served on the Orange County Heroin Task Force formed by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Sherriff Jerry Demings.