Suma B. Hoffman M.D., MS

Attending Physician

Suma B. Hoffman M.D., MS, is an attending physician in the Division of Neonatology at Children’s National Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Hoffman earned both her undergraduate degree, BS, in Public Health, Nutrition (2002), and medical degree, M.D., (2006) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then went on to complete pediatric residency in 2009 and a perinatal-neonatal fellowship in 2012 at Children's National. She obtained a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine with a focus in clinical research during her time at the University of Maryland where she worked as an attending neonatologist from 2012 to 2020.

Dr. Hoffman’s research interests in neonatal medicine began early in her training, when she built a strong foundation in clinical research, focusing on critically ill infants requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and therapeutic hypothermia. More recently, her interests involve evaluating hemodynamic status and cerebral autoregulation in neonates and their relationship to short-term and long-term outcomes in this vulnerable population. She has utilized Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to non-invasively measure regional tissue perfusion in these newborns in relation to their blood pressure and medication exposure. She also maintains an active interest in simulation and education.

Address: 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Email: fetalbrain@childrensnational.org
Department: MRI Lab

Recent Publications & Presentations

Al-Hamad S, Pietris N, Hoffman SB, Falck AJ
Index of suspicion in the nursery: hypoxia in a full-term neonate
Neoreviews. Accepted March 2020, (in press)
Hoffman SB, Lakhani A, Viscardi RM
The association between carbon dioxide, cerebral blood flow, and autoregulation in the premature infant
Journal of Perinatology. 2020 Oct 8:1–6. doi: 10.1038/s41372-020-00835-4. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33033388; PMCID: PMC7542091 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33033388/
Solanki NS, Hoffman SB
Association between dopamine and cerebral autoregulation in preterm neonates
Pediatric Research. 2020 Oct;88(4):618-622. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-0790-0. Epub 2020 Jan 31. PMID: 32005034; PMCID: PMC7223955 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32005034/
Parikh A, Driscoll CAH, Crowley H, York T, Dachy G, Demoulin JB, Hoffman SB
Diagnostic limitations and considerations in the imaging evaluation of advanced multicentric infantile myofibromatosis
Radiology Case Reports. 2020 Sep 25;15(11):2440-2444. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2020.09.029. PMID: 33014229; PMCID: PMC7522587 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33014229/
Kochan MJ, Kim JS, Hoffman SB, Mola SJ, Kim JH, Viscardi RM
Point-of-care ultrasound to confirm umbilical line placement: Impact of a simulation enhanced curriculum on neonatal intensive care unit provider competency
Simulation in Healthcare. 2020 Sep 7. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000501. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32910107 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32910107/
Prince B, Hoffman SB, Pietris N, Vashist S, Hughes Driscoll C, Chaves AH
Use of feedback and structured reporting improves neonatal provider satisfaction and reduces variation in echocardiogram reports of patent ductus arteriosus
Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. 2020 June 11. Online ahead of print; doi: 10.1016/j.ppedcard.2020.101257 https://www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/playContent/1-s2.0-S1058981320301260
Hoffman SB, Cheng YJ, Magder LS, Shet N, Viscardi RM
Cerebral autoregulation in premature infants during the first 96 hours of life and relationship to adverse outcomes
Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2019 Sep;104(5):F473-F479. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2018-315725. Epub 2018 Nov 1. PMID: 30385514 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30385514/
Dachy G, de Krijger RR, Fraitag S, Théate I, Brichard B, Hoffman SB, Libbrecht L, Arts FA, Brouillard P, Vikkula M, Limaye N, Demoulin JB
Association of PDGFRB mutations with pediatric myofibroma and myofibromatosis
JAMA Dermatology. 2019 Apr 24;155(8):946–50. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.0114. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31017643; PMCID: PMC6487901 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31017643/