The first thing Dr. Carey Andrew- Jawa does with each and every newborn he delivers is sing “Happy Birthday” to them.
Dubbed the “Singing Doctor,” Andrew-Jawa inherited the delightful tradition from a mentor “who used to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ very lustily to his babies,” he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette back in 2002.
“I liked that, and I would join him and we’d both really belt it out. When he was retiring, he asked me to continue the tradition. ‘It’s all yours,’ he told me.”
“I started to sing to my babies ever since then and I do it every time,” Andrew-Jawa explained in a video uploaded to YouTube by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Magee-Womens Hospital last year.
“How absolutely beautiful! I am in tears,” wrote one YouTube user.
Andrew-Jawa says singing to babies is his way of celebrating their birth and welcoming them to “a wonderful world.” It’s also a mantra that’s awarding him with praise and recognition among his patients and peers.
In April, Pittsburgh Magazine named Andrew-Jawa as one of the best physicians in his field in its annual “Best Doctors” list.
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