Susanna Huh

Susanna Y. Huh, MD, MPH

Associate Director, Center for Nutrition; Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-7713

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Gastroenterology
  • Growth and Nutrition
  • Nutrition

Departments

  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Medicine

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Growth and Nutrition Program
  • Nutrition Center
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
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Susanna Huh

Philosophy of Care 

Nutrition in early childhood provides an important foundation for lifelong health.   I am passionate about improving the nutrition and health of children in multiple ways: by treating patients in my clinic, by researching ways to improve childhood nutrition, and by teaching doctors in training to recognize and treat nutrition-related conditions.

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate

University of Toronto, 1993

Toronto, Canada

Graduate School

Harvard School of Public Health, 2002-2005

Boston, MA

Medical School

University of Western Ontario, 1997

London, Canada

Residency

Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, 1997-2001

London, Canada

Fellowship, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Harvard Medical School Program, 2001-2005

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition

Professional History

Dr. Huh is a Board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist with clinical and research interests in the effects of early childhood nutrition on lifelong health.  She directs the Growth and Nutrition Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, a multidisciplinary clinic that evaluates and treats children with slow weight gain or feeding difficulties. She is also Associate Director for the Center for Nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.   Dr. Huh has research expertise in nutritional epidemiology and has led multiple research studies aimed at better understanding how pre and postnatal nutrition are related to growth and body composition during infancy and early childhood.  Her current clinical research focuses on the risk factors and management of feeding difficulties and poor weight gain.  She has taught gastroenterology, nutrition, clinical epidemiology, and critical interpretation of medical literature to medical students, pediatric residents, and fellows.

Publications

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  1. Topor LS, Borus JS, Aspinwall S, Gilbert CL, Gordon CM, Huh SY. Fractures Among Inpatients in a Pediatric Hospital. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 6(3):143-50.
  2. Huh SY, Sullivan NR, Huntington N. Psychological and Psychosocial Impairment in Preschoolers With Selective Eating: Concerns Regarding Methods and Data Interpretation. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan; 137(1).
  3. Oken E, Baccarelli AA, Gold DR, Kleinman KP, Litonjua AA, De Meo D, Rich-Edwards JW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Sagiv S, Taveras EM, Weiss ST, Belfort MB, Burris HH, Camargo CA, Huh SY, Mantzoros C, Parker MG, Gillman MW. Cohort profile: project viva. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Feb; 44(1):37-48.
  4. Burris HH, Rifas-Shiman SL, Huh SY, Kleinman K, Litonjua AA, Oken E, Rich-Edwards JW, Camargo CA, Gillman MW. Vitamin D status and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Ann Epidemiol. 2014 May; 24(5):399-403.e1.
  5. Huh SY, Gordon CM. Fractures in hospitalized children. Metabolism. 2013 Mar; 62(3):315-25.
  6. Burris HH, Rifas-Shiman SL, Camargo CA, Litonjua AA, Huh SY, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D during pregnancy and small-for-gestational age in black and white infants. Ann Epidemiol. 2012 Aug; 22(8):581-6.
  7. Burris HH, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Litonjua AA, Huh SY, Rich-Edwards JW, Camargo CA, Gillman MW. Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Sep; 207(3):182.e1-8.
  8. Huh SY, Rifas-Shiman SL, Zera CA, Edwards JW, Oken E, Weiss ST, Gillman MW. Delivery by caesarean section and risk of obesity in preschool age children: a prospective cohort study. Arch Dis Child. 2012 Jul; 97(7):610-6.
  9. Huh SY, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM, Oken E, Gillman MW. Timing of solid food introduction and risk of obesity in preschool-aged children. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):e544-51.
  10. Huh SY, Feldman HA, Cox JE, Gordon CM. Prevalence of transient hyperphosphatasemia among healthy infants and toddlers. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124(2):703-9.
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  12. Huh SY, Gordon CM. Vitamin D deficiency in children and adolescents: epidemiology, impact and treatment. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2008 Jun; 9(2):161-70.
  13. Oken E, Huh SY, Taveras EM, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW. Associations of maternal prenatal smoking with child adiposity and blood pressure. Obes Res. 2005 Nov; 13(11):2021-8.
  14. Chow LH, Huh S, Jiang J, Zhong R, Pickering JG. Intimal thickening develops without humoral immunity in a mouse aortic allograft model of chronic vascular rejection. Circulation. 1996 Dec 15; 94(12):3079-82.
  15. Huh SY, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman KP, Rich-Edwards JW, Lipshultz SE, Gillman MW. Maternal protein intake is not associated with infant blood pressure. Int J Epidemiol. 2005 Apr; 34(2):378-84.
  16. Gordon CM, Gordon LB, Snyder BD, Nazarian A, Quinn N, Huh S, Giobbie-Hurder A, Neuberg D, Cleveland R, Kleinman M, Miller DT, Kieran MW. Hutchinson-Gilford progeria is a skeletal dysplasia. J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Jul; 26(7):1670-9.
  17. Huh SY, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rich-Edwards JW, Taveras EM, Gillman MW. Prospective association between milk intake and adiposity in preschool-aged children. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Apr; 110(4):563-70.
  18. Gordon LB, Kleinman ME, Miller DT, Neuberg DS, Giobbie-Hurder A, Gerhard-Herman M, Smoot LB, Gordon CM, Cleveland R, Snyder BD, Fligor B, Bishop WR, Statkevich P, Regen A, Sonis A, Riley S, Ploski C, Correia A, Quinn N, Ullrich NJ, Nazarian A, Liang MG, Huh SY, Schwartzman A, Kieran MW. Clinical trial of a farnesyltransferase inhibitor in children with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 9; 109(41):16666-71.
  19. Huh SY, Andrew R, Rich-Edwards JW, Kleinman KP, Seckl JR, Gillman MW. Association between umbilical cord glucocorticoids and blood pressure at age 3 years. BMC Med. 2008 Aug 28; 6:25.
  20. Gillman MW, Rich-Edwards JW, Huh S, Majzoub JA, Oken E, Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL. Maternal corticotropin-releasing hormone levels during pregnancy and offspring adiposity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006 Sep; 14(9):1647-53.
  21. Gordon LB, Kleinman ME, Massaro J, D'Agostino RB, Shappell H, Gerhard-Herman M, Smoot LB, Gordon CM, Cleveland RH, Nazarian A, Snyder BD, Ullrich NJ, Silvera VM, Liang MG, Quinn N, Miller DT, Huh SY, Dowton AA, Littlefield K, Greer MM, Kieran MW. Clinical Trial of the Protein Farnesylation Inhibitors Lonafarnib, Pravastatin, and Zoledronic Acid in Children With Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Circulation. 2016 Jul 12; 134(2):114-25.
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