David Hill

American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Communications and Media


David L. Hill, MD, FAAP is the chair of the AAP Council on Communications and Media, a member of the AAP Children, Adolescents, and Media Leadership Working Group, and a scientific advisory board member of the Institute of Digital Media and Child Development as well as a board member of the North Carolina Pediatric Society. An adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics at UNC School of Medicine, he served as the 2014 Media Visiting Professor at Duke University.
Dr. Hill is also the author of Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro (AAP Publishing, 2012) and has appeared in Hank Azaria’s Fatherhood online series for Disney, AOL, and mom.me. David has been a commentator for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and a regular contributor to NPR member stations WUNC and WHQR as well as RadioMD’s “Healthy Children Radio.” He appears regularly on news stations WECT and WWAY and has been featured on CNN Headline News as well as in numerous online videos about pediatrics and parenting. A humorist and (very) occasional standup comedian, David maintained a regular humor blog (“Needles”) for Pediatric News from 2011 to 2014. Dr. Hill has worked as a medical content advisor for parents.com, Sharecare, Inc., and Pediacare Brands. Dr. Hill graduated from Rice University and attended medical school at the University of Texas Houston before completing a combined internal medicine/pediatrics residency at the UNC School of Medicine. He practices at Coastal Pediatric Associates in Wilmington, NC, where he lives with his wife, three children, and two step-children. For fun he runs and practices Tae Kwon Do with his children.