A photo of Alisa McGill.

Staff Physician, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

Board Certified

About Me


I am a pediatrician who cares for newborns in the Level II Newborn Special Care nurseries at Delivery hospitals. I believe that "healthy moms, healthy babies" should always be our goal during the delivery of a baby. We strive to achieve the best quality of care for our patients, as this is very important to ensure the baby is healthy at discharge from the hospital. I believe it is important to treat each new family as I would want my own family treated. That is a goal I try very hard to reach as I round and spend time with each new family.

I was inspired to be a physician when I was in high school, after experiencing healthcare as a patient. I went into pediatrics because I love children and interacting with young families. I’m currently working in neonatology, so I get to see families as they start! It is such a blessing to be with them during this special time.

I work for the Cincinnati Children's Division of Neonatology, but my time is spent at the following community hospitals:

  • Fort Hamilton Hospital — Kettering Health Network, where I am medical director of the nursery
  • Mercy Health — Fairfield Hospital
  • West Chester Hospital — UC Health

I occasionally work at these hospitals:

  • Mercy Health — West Hospital
  • Bethesda North Hospital — TriHealth
  • Good Samaritan Hospitals

I love seeing babies and interacting with their new parents. I consider it my job to make sure that the parents are aware of any concerns for their baby. Parents need to be part of the team caring for their baby, even if their baby is in the nursery for a medical condition.

I grew up in the Hamilton/Fairfield area and enjoy giving great medical care in my hometown. I like to bake, garden and paint in my spare time. I have raised five children, who are now adults, which means I now have more time for hobbies and pursuits of service to those around me.

Clinical Divisions

Neonatology, Perinatal

My Education

MD: University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1990.

Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1994, 2000, 2008.