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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Neonatology
  • Prematurity
  • Autoregulation
  • Hemodynamic Control

Education & Training

  • M.S., Epidemiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore MD (2013-2019)
  • Fellowship Program, Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC (2009-2012)
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC (2006-2009)
  • M.D., Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC (2002-2006)
  • BSPH, Nutrition, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (1998-2002)

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Suma Hoffman M.D., M.S., is an attending physician in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Children's National Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Hoffman's research interests in neonatal medicine began early in her training where she built a strong foundation in clinical research, focusing on critically ill infants requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and therapeutic hypothermia. More recently, her active interests have involved evaluating hemodynamic status and cerebral autoregulation in neonates and the relationship to both short-term and long-term outcome in this vulnerable population. She has utilized Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to non-invasively measure regional tissue perfusion in these patients in relation to their blood pressure and medication exposure. She also maintains an active interest in simulation and education.

Research & Publications