Emily A. Hannon, M.D., I.B.C.L.C.

Dr. Emily Hannon has been a board-certified pediatrician since 2008. Before joining Western Wake Pediatrics in 2020, she served as the medical director of the newborn nursery at the Duke University Hospital, and was a pediatrician and Assistant Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, California for 10 years. Dr. Hannon is an expert in infant feeding and improving care for pediatric patients of all ages. She has lectured locally and nationally, teaching doctors, nurses, and lactation consultants about a variety of topics surrounding childhood, adolescent, and newborn care. In addition to being a pediatrician, Dr. Hannon is also an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Dr. Hannon grew up in Los Angeles, California. When she was 18 years old, she moved from a city of 12 million people to a town of 8,000 in Vermont. At the time, there were more cows in Vermont than people. She received her undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, and her medical degree from the University of Vermont. Dr. Hannon was a pediatric resident and Chief Resident at University of Utah and Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Before she attended medical school, Dr. Hannon worked as a nursing assistant and medical assistant in hospitals and doctors’ offices, and she has worked at Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Shops in 3 different states!

For Dr. Hannon, the best part about being a pediatrician is helping children grow and thrive. She loves helping adolescents navigate the teen years, she loves chatting with talkative and excited school-aged children, and she loves watching babies develop new skills. Dr. Hannon takes a special interest in forming relationships with families and being a partner with parents and families to best care for their children.

In her free time, Dr. Hannon volunteers in her neighborhood and children’s schools, and is a member of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition. She and her husband have three school-aged daughters who bring lots of laughter and silliness to life. She and her family love hiking, doing crafts, and eating ice cream (especially Ben and Jerry’s).


University of Vermont College of Medicine – MD

Middlebury College - BA

Residency University of Utah, Primary Children’s Medical Center

American Board of Pediatrics, 2007 – present

California Medical Board 2008 – present

North Carolina Medical Board 2018 – present


Wake Med Cary

Honors and

University of Vermont College of Medicine Community Service Award – 2003

Albert Schweitzer Fellow. University of Vermont College of Medicine – 2004

American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH Grant recipient – 2006

Intermountain Pediatric Society Resident Service to Children Award – University of Utah – 2007

Kids Care Award, Duke University Health System - 2018

Best Abstract Award in Education, Quality Improvement, or Advocacy - AAP National Conference and Exhibition – Section on Breastfeeding- 2019

Professional Involvement

American Academy of Pediatrics

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

North Carolina Pediatric Society

North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition


Board Member, Oaks Neighborhood Association, Chapel Hill, NC; 2017 – present

Parents, Teachers, and Friends Committee (PTA), Shalom School, Sacramento, CA; Vice President 2015-2017; President 2017

Founder and President, Neighborhood Security Association of Land Park, Sacramento, CA. 2015-2017

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