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Susan Feigelman, MD

Academic Title:

Professor

Primary Appointment:

Pediatrics

Location:

University at Midtown, Suite 2042

Phone (Primary):

410-856-3834 (office)

Phone (Secondary):

410-225-8780 (clinic)

Fax:

410-856-3897

Education and Training

Education

 

1973-1977       B.A., Biology, Cum Laude

                        University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

1977-1981       M.D., University of Rochester

                        School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York

 

Post Graduate Education and Training

 

1981-1984       Resident in Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio

1985-1987       General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Biosketch

 My research to date has focused on health status and health behaviors of vulnerable populations. As a clinician, I have found that the barriers for vulnerable children and families to accessing behavioral and mental health services are particularly vexing and will be focusing my research in this direction. As a Robert Wood Johnson General Academic Pediatric Fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital, I have developed research on health services and epidemiology. At the University of Maryland for 30 years, I have participated in clinical and community-based research projects, all serving minority and underserved populations. Projects have included: prevention of HIV risk behaviors in adolescents, screening for psychosocial risk in parents of young children, new infant formula trials and vaccine efficacy studies. With Dr. Howard Dubowitz I assisted in the development and national dissemination of SEEK (Safe Environment for Every Kid).  I was a founding member and continue to serve on CORNET (COntinuity Research NETwork), a national organization performing clinical research in pediatric teaching practices. I have been the continuity director at my teaching program since 1988 and proactive in incorporating research and implementing evidence-based guidelines into the resident training program. As a site champion, I have successfully completed participation in several CORNET studies and have involved other faculty members and many residents in those projects.  I serve on the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Continuity Special Interest Group (SIG) Task Force, facilitating the flow of information among pediatric continuity directors across the country.   I participate in an interdisciplinary referral practice in which we evaluate children with growth faltering (Failure-to-Thrive).  I am the primary pediatrician to a panel of patients in our large teaching and clinical  practice.  I also serve in the department's Education Division.  I lead the Primary Care Pathway, a program that allows for educational individualization  for residents interested in in primary care practice.

Research/Clinical Keywords

continuity, health services, failure-to-thrive, SEEK, resident education

Highlighted Publications

Black MM, Tilton N, Bento S, Cureton P, Feigelman S.  Recovery in Young Children with Weight Faltering:  Child and Household Risk Factors.  Journal of Pediatrics.  2016, 170:301-6.

Feigelman S, Dubowitz H, Lane W,  Grube L, Kim J.  Training Pediatric Residents in a Primary Care Clinic to Help Address Psychosocial Problems and Prevent Child Maltreatment. Academic Pediatrics. 2011;11: 474-480.

Feigelman S, Dubowitz H, Lane W, Meyer W, Tracy JK, Kim J. Screening for harsh punishment In a pediatric primary care clinic. Child Abuse & Neglect. 2009; 33:269–277.

Clinical Specialty Details

University of Maryland Pediatrics at Midtown - General pediatric practice seeing patient from birth to 21 years.

Growth & Nutrition - referral practice for children with growth faltering (failure-to-thrive)