Susan Hintz is the Medical Director for CPQCC's High Risk Infant Follow-up Quality Care 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 and Academic Affairs in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine.
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. 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 (NRN) for the Stanford site, and as lead follow-up principal investigator for the NRN overall. She has collaborated on numerous NRN trials and studies, was also principal investigator for the multicenter SUPPORT Neuroimaging and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (NEURO) Study, which investigated the capabilities of neonatal neuroimaging in the prediction of early childhood and school age outcomes. Dr. Hintz also led the creation of the Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, and has served as Director from its inception. The program has established a multidisciplinary, extremely innovative, and highly integrated approach to comprehensive care and treatment for complex fetal patients.