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Susan R. Hintz

HRIF Medical Director

Organization: CPQCC and Stanford University School of Medicine
Education: MD, MS

Susan Hintz, is the Medical Director of CPQCC's High Risk Infant Follow-up Initiative where she continues to build and improve a statewide framework for quality improvement processes from NICU discharge transition through early childhood. Dr. Hintz joined the Stanford University School of Medicine faculty in 2000 as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine and was promoted to Professor in 2012. She was named the Robert L. Hess Family Endowed Professor in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine in October 2014. She is Associate Chief for Prenatal Services in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, and co-Director for the Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

Dr. Hintz is a neonatologist and perinatal epidemiologist, whose investigative work focuses on understanding and improving morbidities and neurodevelopmental outcomes for extremely premature and high-risk infants, including the use of neuroimaging as a biomarker. Hintz serves as the principal investigator for neurodevelopmental follow-up in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Neonatal Research Network at Stanford. She is also principal investigator for the prospective, multicenter Neuroimaging and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Study (NEURO), involving hundreds of extremely preterm infants from across the U.S., to investigate the capabilities of neonatal neuroimaging in the prediction of early childhood and school age outcomes.  Dr. Hintz also led the creation of the Center for Fetal and Maternal Health at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, and has served as Medical Director from its inception. The program has established a multidisciplinary, extremely innovative, and highly integrated approach to comprehensive care for complex fetal patients, expectant mothers, and families.