Philosophy of Care

In neonatal intensive care and follow-up at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), our philosophy is to ensure that every patient receives the best care for the best possible outcomes. We consider our “patient” to be the baby and the family; we are constantly striving to serve the needs of both. This requires a team based approach with all members being essential.


Dr. Susanne Hay received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry from Harvard University and a medical degree from Columbia University. She completed residency training at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. She graduated from the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program.

Dr. Hay is currently an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and a clinical attending physician in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics


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  1. Hay SC, Kirpalani H, Viner C, Soll R, Dukhovny D, Mao WY, Profit J, DeMauro SB, Zupancic JAF. Do trials reduce uncertainty? Assessing impact through cumulative meta-analysis of neonatal RCTs. J Perinatol. 2017 11; 37(11):1215-1219. View abstract
  2. Riella LV, Yang J, Chock S, Safa K, Magee CN, Vanguri V, Elyaman W, Lahoud Y, Yagita H, Abdi R, Najafian N, Medina-Pestana JO, Chandraker A. Jagged2-signaling promotes IL-6-dependent transplant rejection. Eur J Immunol. 2013 Jun; 43(6):1449-58. View abstract
  3. Yang J, Riella LV, Chock S, Liu T, Zhao X, Yuan X, Paterson AM, Watanabe T, Vanguri V, Yagita H, Azuma M, Blazar BR, Freeman GJ, Rodig SJ, Sharpe AH, Chandraker A, Sayegh MH. The novel costimulatory programmed death ligand 1/B7.1 pathway is functional in inhibiting alloimmune responses in vivo. J Immunol. 2011 Aug 01; 187(3):1113-9. View abstract
  4. Nahirney PC, Forbes JG, Morris HD, Chock SC, Wang K. What the buzz was all about: superfast song muscles rattle the tymbals of male periodical cicadas. FASEB J. 2006 Oct; 20(12):2017-26. View abstract