Sunah Hwang, MD, MPH/MSPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Neonatology

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Medical School:
  • MD, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (2003)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) (1994)
Internship:
  • New York University School of Medicine Program (2004)
Residency:
  • New York University School of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neonatology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Neonatology
  • Assistant Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Society for Pediatric Research, Elected Member, (2017)
  • Western Society for Pediatric Research, Elected Member, (2017)
  • Daniel M. Hall Teaching Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Section of Neonatology, (2017)
  • Award for Manuscript that Advances the Field of Applied Maternal and, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference, (2014)
  • New England Science Symposium Award for Original Research, Harvard Medical School, (2010)
  • Martha May Eliot Endowment Award, Harvard School of Public Health, (2008)
  • Outstanding Resident of the Year, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Selected as Chief Resident of Pediatrics, (2006)
    New York University School of Medicine
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Community Service, Alumni Scholarship for Community Service, (1999)
    State University of New York, Downstate

Publications

  • Bourque SL, Levek C, Melara DL, Grover TR, Hwang SS. Prevalence and Predictors of Back-Transport Closer to Maternal Residence After Acute Neonatal Care in a Regional NICU. Matern Child Health J. 2018 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30255218
  • Dukhovny D, Hwang SS, Gopal D, Cabral H, Missmer S, Diop H, Declercq E, Stern JE. Length of stay and cost of birth hospitalization: effects of subfertility and ART. J Perinatol. 2018 Aug 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30166621
  • Hwang SS, Burris HH, Collins JW Jr, Kirpalani H, Wright CJ. Moving beyond race and ethnicity to understand the effect of inhaled nitric oxide on bronchopulmonary dysplasia prevention. J Pediatr. 2018 Oct;201:298-300. PubMed PMID: 30029858
  • Hwang SS, Dukhovny D, Gopal D, Cabral H, Missmer S, Diop H, Declercq E, Stern JE. Health of Infants After ART-Treated, Subfertile, and Fertile Deliveries. Pediatrics. 2018 Aug;142(2). PubMed PMID: 29970386
  • Hwang SS, Melvin P, Diop H, Settle M, Mourad J, Gupta M. Implementation of safe sleep practices in Massachusetts NICUs: a state-wide QI collaborative. J Perinatol. 2018 May;38(5):593-599. PubMed PMID: 29410541
  • Stern JE, Liu CL, Cabral HJ, Richards EG, Coddington CC, Hwang S, Dukhovny D, Diop H, Missmer SA. Birth outcomes of singleton vaginal deliveries to ART-treated, subfertile, and fertile primiparous women. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2018 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29926374
  • Hannan KE, Juhl AL, Hwang SS. Impact of NICU admission on Colorado-born late preterm infants: breastfeeding initiation, continuation and in-hospital breastfeeding practices. J Perinatol. 2018 May;38(5):557-566. PubMed PMID: 29371628
  • Bourque SL, Hwang SS. Underuse Versus Overuse of Neonatal Intensive Care: What Is the Right Amount?. J Pediatr. 2017 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29126596
  • Hwang SS, Diop H, Liu CL, Yu Q, Babakhanlou-Chase H, Cui X, Kotelchuck M. Maternal Substance Use Disorders and Infant Outcomes in the First Year of Life among Massachusetts Singletons, 2003-2010. J Pediatr. 2017 Oct 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29050752
  • Hwang SS, Corwin MJ. Safe Infant Sleep Practices: Parental Engagement, Education, and Behavior Change. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Aug 1;46(8):e291-e296. PubMed PMID: 28806465
  • Kirkley MJ, Hwang SS. Is high-flow nasal cannula noninferior to nasal CPAP for the initial management of preterm infants?. Acta Paediatr. 2017 Sep;106(9):1537. PubMed PMID: 28419601
  • Hwang SS, Rybin DV, Kerr SM, Heeren TC, Colson ER, Corwin MJ. Predictors of Maternal Trust in Doctors About Advice on Infant Care Practices: The SAFE Study. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Sep - Oct;17(7):762-769. PubMed PMID: 28315416
  • Hwang SS, Rybin DV, Heeren TC, Colson ER, Corwin MJ. Trust in Sources of Advice about Infant Care Practices: The SAFE Study. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Sep;20(9):1956-64. PubMed PMID: 27129949
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, Member
  • Society for Pediatric Research, Member
  • Western Society for Pediatric Research, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Board Certification
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Maternal and Fetal Health
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Neonatal Intensive Care
Clinical Interest for Patients
Disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes; Transition from hospital to home for high risk infants; Statewide quality improvement collaboratives; SUID/SIDS; Safe infant sleep

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (2003)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) (1994)
Internships:
  • New York University School of Medicine Program (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • New York University School of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neonatology
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