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Pediatrician Staff

Meet our team at Small Steps Pediatrics! Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioner and our friendly, nurturing staff.

At Small Steps Pediatrics, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. We strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.

A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Dr. Boyd is a lifelong learner. Not only has she received advanced medical training in pediatrics, but she continually pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.

Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent medical care your child deserves.

 Shameza Boyd, MD FAAP

Dr. Boyd is a native of Birmingham, AL. After graduating from Huffman High School, she went on to attend Xavier University of Louisiana graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She obtained her medical degree at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. She then completed her Pediatric Internship and Residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, GA. She served as Chief Resident during her final year. Dr. Boyd began her Pediatric career in Mobile, Alabama working in a community health center in an underserved area where she was eventually named Chief of Pediatrics. She then returned home to Birmingham, AL and worked in a private practice before leaving and founding Small Steps Pediatrics, PC. Dr. Boyd's vision for Small Steps is to provide quality healthcare for ALL children. Because of her strong belief in reading she is partnering with Reach Out and Read Alabama to provide age appropriate books to her patients at well-child visits. There is also a "reading corner" set up as part of the waiting area in the office.  Dr. Boyd is a board certified Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of several medical societies and organizations including: American Academy of Pediatrics--AL Chapter, MASA, Jefferson County Medical Society, Mineral District Medical Society and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Boyd is a newlywed and enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Mark Dennis when she is not in the office.