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Doctor sings a song to every baby he delivers

Doctor Sings A Song To Every Baby He Delivers

A physician in Pittsburgh is jamming his way into national headlines with a video that's going viral. The man known as the "Singing Doctor" serenades every newborn child he delivers.

"I watch them grow... They'll learn so much more than I'd ever know," he sings in this video.

You may have recognized that tune. It is "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong, which Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja or the "Singing Doctor" often sings to newborns.

We've noticed a phrase he uses is, fittingly, "Welcome to our wonderful world" -- but he's known to sing other songs too, like "Happy Birthday," of course.

‚ÄčA video recorded of him in June 2013 is just recently gaining attention and is on its way to one million views.

Dr. Andrew-Jaja went to medical school in Nigeria and is now an Obstetrics and Gynecology doctor at the Women's Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Believe it or not, the doc isn't the first to sing to patients. He told KDKA it actually began during his residency when he worked with a doctor who started the serenading.

"When he was about to retire he told me to continue this tradition. He handed the baton to me," the doctor said.

"I'm singing to a future important person. That's the credit I give to all of them," he said.

The Women's Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center posted a video of him to their Facebook page, telling viewers his mantra is, "Confront every encounter with a smile on your face and a song in your heart."

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Dr. Andrew-Jaja doesn't limit his singing to inside the hospital walls. He sings solos at his church and was part of a local concert choir for more than 20 years.

Although he's been singing for decades, the physician has just recently been recognized nationally and even got a round of applause from the hosts of 'Good Morning America.'

"Good job! He does do special requests. Does anybody have anything," Michael Strahan asked.

So far, Dr. Andrew-Jaja has sung a song to about 8,000 newborn babies.

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nichmyer July 23 2014 at 9:26 AM

A little good news we all need in this world!
Thank you Doctor!

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Felicia Milholland July 23 2014 at 9:51 AM

What a wonderful way for a child to come into this world! Awesome.

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Oliver July 23 2014 at 10:08 AM

So sweet ! It's nice to see a great guy getting attention.

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Tracey July 23 2014 at 10:23 AM

Just wonderful!

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claudiaarroyo49 July 23 2014 at 10:26 AM

Love it!

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r_porterfield July 23 2014 at 11:22 AM

so nice. I love good people!

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bkdodge4570 July 23 2014 at 11:14 AM

Sigh.... what a wonderful man. I think what's more important than the song he sings is the joy in his heart in the job he does. Bless him.

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sue1mar3 July 23 2014 at 11:12 AM

Why must the reporter talk 90% of the time and only let the doctor talk or sing a small amount?

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mdennish sue1mar3 July 23 2014 at 12:34 PM

I detest the talking bimbos with excessive facial gestures and hand movements.

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bdixiegirl July 23 2014 at 11:39 AM

We have a Dr. Just like that in
Anniston Alabama Dr. Daniels, he delivered my younges (now 20) and he sings Happy Birthday to each and every child born he is an Awsome Dr.

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jvt1984 July 23 2014 at 10:09 AM

I like his smile too. A song in your heart must indicate you have a gentle touch. I'm loving it.

I sing Froggie Went A Courting to babies who have a problem settling down. It really works.

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