Guttentag named to direct Neonatology

Photo by John Russell

Susan H. Guttentag, M.D., joined Vanderbilt University in February as the new director of the Division of Neonatology within the Department of Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Guttentag came from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has been a faculty member and has served at both Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania since 1994.

She is a physician-scientist who leads a highly respected research program studying lung development with a focus on alveolar type 2 cell biology, including their contributions to pulmonary physiology and pathology.

“In addition to significant research expertise, Dr. Guttentag is an excellent clinician and educator. She brings with her important experience as program director for the Neonatal-Perinatal training program at CHOP where she led the development of critical research infrastructure for fellows in Neonatology,” said Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, the James C. Overall Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

Guttentag received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She served her residency in Pediatrics at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and underwent fellowship training in the Joint Program in Neonatology at the Children’s Hospital, Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, and Beth Israel Hospital.

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to lead such an accomplished division, and humbled by the strong history of advances in neonatology that have come from Vanderbilt. I am deeply grateful to Dr. Webber and the members of the search committee for selecting me and look forward to the challenge,” Guttentag said.

– by John Howser