Meet the physicians at Pediatric Alliance!


Wendy Neel Bacdayan, M.D., F.A.A.P., I.B.C.L.C. – Pediatric Alliance — Chartiers/McMurray Division (11 years)

Birthplace:  Kettering, OH.  I am one of 5 children.  My father was a college football coach, so we moved around a lot. 

Education:  Brooke High School, Wellsburg, WV/ Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA/ West Virginia University Medical School.

Training:  Pediatric Residency — Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh (included one year as Chief Pediatric Resident).

Professional Interests:  Helping new mothers breastfeed.

Funniest Thing A Patient Has Said:  I once had a 5-year-old explain to me the definition of a “muffin top.”

What Parents Can Do To Improve Their Child’s Health:  Make sure they get enough sleep and try to instill healthy eating habits.  Be a good example!

Favorite Patient Age:  I love seeing the 4-year-olds in the office and the newborn babies in the hospital.

What I Love About Pediatrics:  I like seeing patients and families grow over time.  It is a great job and I feel lucky to be trusted to do it.  I learn something new from our patients all the time.

Success With Breastfeeding Requires:  Moms with the right mindset.  I like when moms have an open mind about breastfeeding.  I’m thrilled that they want to breastfeed and to reach our goal of “growing the baby.”

Hobbies:  I like all sports, including college football and college basketball, and, of course, the Pittsburgh teams as well.  We root for WVU, LSU, and whoever is playing Notre Dame!  I’m also a runner.  Nowadays I spend a lot of my free time with my three sons.  Like a lot of families, I am trying to balance their schedules with mine.

Favorite Vacation Spot:  Anywhere near water.

Favorite Food:  Pizza or chocolate.

Always In The Fridge:  Egg Beaters, OJ, and chocolate chip cookie dough.

Why I Don’t Play Golf:  I never had the time to seriously practice.  However, once my boys start to learn, I will start taking lessons.

Best Advice Given To You? “Do something everyday to make yourself better than you were yesterday.”

You’d Pay To Dine With: JK Rowling and Bono.