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Growth & Nutrition Clinic

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Administrative Office


Clinic Coordinator
737 West Lombard Street, Room 165
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.706.4140 Phone
410.706.5090 Fax

Clinical Office

University of Maryland Women's Health Western-Penn Center
120 Penn Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

An interdisciplinary, family-centered, outpatient clinic located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, that provides comprehensive evaluations and interventions to infants and toddlers with failure to thrive or feeding difficulties.

Established in 1989, the Growth and Nutrition Clinic (GNC) is a statewide referral resource that has treated more than 1000 children. The interdisciplinary staff has the expertise to treat children whose growth deficiency results from medical, nutritional, psychological, family, or environmental causes. Because growth and development problems can increase a child’s vulnerability to long-term height and weight deficits, risk of infection, depressed cognitive, motor, and language development, and poor academic performance, GNC staff connect families with community resources to minimize associated risks.

The Clinic’s mission is to:

  • Treat feeding difficulties;
  • Improve children’s growth patterns;
  • Meet the individual needs of each family;
  • Promote healthy eating habits early in life.

The Growth and Nutrition Clinic also invites families to participate in an ongoing research study that explores recovery from growth and feeding difficulties.

Team Members

Faculty, Staff, Volunteers & Collaborators

Maureen M. Black, PhD
Clinic Director
mblack@umaryland.edu 

Pamela Cureton, RD, LDN
Pediatric Dietitian
pcureton@peds.umaryland.edu

Susan Feigelman, MD
Pediatrician 

Samantha Bento, B.A. 
Clinic Coordinator
sbento@peds.umaryland.edu 

Bethany Preston, M.S.  
Clinical Extern
bpreston1@peds.umaryland.edu