Marc de Soler, MD, a Neonatologist with St. Francis Medical Center and Glenwood Regional Medical Center

Get to know Neonatologist Dr. Marc de Soler, who serves patients in Monroe, Louisiana.

As a highly-trained neonatologist, Dr. de Soler cares for the critically ill newborn and premature infants. He is the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Francis Medical Center and Co-Medical Director of the NICU at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana.

Together with Dr. Carmen Payne, they transformed the NICU at St. Francis into the only Level III NICU in Northeast Louisiana, caring for the tiniest and sickest of babies. 

For over a century, St. Francis Medical Center’s mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to those most in need has remained constant. From its modest beginning in July 1913 as a three-story red brick building with 75 patient beds, today St. Francis Medical Center consists of several locations providing a host of services.

The doctor’s acclaimed career in medicine began after he earned his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the University Autonomous Barcelona in 1978. He then went on to perform his residency in pediatrics at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Medical Center in New York in 1984, followed by his fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Cornell University, North Shore University Hospital in 1987.

Licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana and Florida, Dr. de Soler is the recipient of the 2017 Terry King Lifetime Achievement Award.

Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill, or premature newborn. It is a hospital-based specialty and is practiced in neonatal intensive care units. Neonatologists generally diagnose and treat newborns with conditions such as breathing disorders, infections, and birth defects, as well as coordinating care and medically managing newborns born prematurely, critically ill, or in need of surgery. 

On a more personal note, Dr. de Soler speaks English, Spanish, Catalan, and French.

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