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Susan Feigelman, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Professor of Pediatrics


Midtown Campus

Phone (Primary):

410-856-3834 (office)

Phone (Secondary):

410-225-8780 (clinic)



Education and Training



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


 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 over 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 the site leader of the TREE (Talk, Read, Engage, Encourage) study, sponsored by the Maryland AAP.   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 was the continuity director from 1988 to 2021 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 have a special interest in evaluation of children with growth faltering (Failure-to-Thrive).  I am the primary pediatrician to a panel of patients in our large teaching and clinical  practice, and also attend in the newborn nursery.   I am the faculty mentor for the Primary Care Pathway, a program that allows for an individualized education for residents interested in in primary care practice.

Research/Clinical Keywords

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

Highlighted Publications

Dubowitz H, Finkel M, Feigelman S, Lyon T.  Initial Medical Assessment of Possible cihild sexual abuse: History, history, history. Academic Pediatrics, Published on line: November 14, 2023

Millstein LS, Feigelman S, Custer JW, Giudice EL. Individualization of resident education through pathways and longitudinal experiences. Medical Education. 2019;53(May): 506-7.

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 caring for patients from birth to 21 years,  with an interest in children with special needs.

Newborn Nursery attending.

Interest in children with growth faltering (Failure-to-Thrive)