Suma Hoffman, MD
Dr. Hoffman's primary research focus is in evaluating hemodynamic status in premature infants and the relationship to both short-term and long-term outcome in this vulnerable population. She utilizes Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to non-invasively measure regional tissue perfusion in these patients in relation to their blood pressure and medication exposure. She is especially interested in clinical outcomes of hypotension, imparied cerebral autoregulation, and the use of vasopressor support.
In addition to her clinical research intrests, Dr. Hoffman is also the director of the University of Maryland Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and oversees NRP training of residents, attendings, and NPs in the institution. Given her simulation interest, she also co-runs the neonatal fellow simulation ciriculum, using simulation to increase the confidence of fellows in clinical situations.