Susan Ann Minear, MD
Clinical Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Ambulatory Care Services

MD, University of Chicago
BA, Trinity College

Dr. Minear is an internationally recognized developmental and behavioral pediatrician with more than 20 years of clinical care and teaching in pediatric primary care, child development and newborn medicine. She co-created the Newborn Behavior Observation (NBO) Curriculum and Training, recognized around the world. More than 9,000 newborn care professionals and students have been trained using this curriculum in 19 states within the US and 13 countries around the world. Dr. Minear was a member of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Baby-Friendly task force, which led BMC to become the first Baby-Friendly Hospital in Massachusetts in 1999. She is a member of the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome task force at BMC and helped develop the Eat Sleep and Console (ESC) Training for professionals who care for infants exposed to opiates prenatally. The ESC tool is now being disseminated throughout Massachusetts and New England. Since 2009 Dr. Minear has been the medical director of Baby Steps, a BMC outpatient multidisciplinary clinic that strives to prevent failure to thrive and promote early intervention for infants born at risk.

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  1. Wachman EM, Houghton M, Melvin P, Isley BC, Murzycki J, Singh R, Minear S, MacMillan KDL, Banville D, Walker A, Mitchell T, Galimi-Hayes R, Jorgensen S, Gomes DR, Hodgins F, Whalen BL, Diop H, Gupta M. A quality improvement initiative to implement the eat, sleep, console neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome care tool in Massachusetts' PNQIN collaborative. J Perinatol. 2020 10; 40(10):1560-1569.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32678314
  2. Minear S, Wachman EM. Management of Newborns with Prenatal Opioid Exposure: One Institution's Journey. Clin Ther. 2019 09; 41(9):1663-1668.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31439335
  3. Wachman EM, Minear S, Hirashima M, Hansbury A, Hutton E, Shrestha H, Combs G, Barry K, Slater C, Stickney D, Walley AY. Standard Fixed-Schedule Methadone Taper Versus Symptom-Triggered Methadone Approach for Treatment of Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 08; 9(8):576-584.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31270130
  4. Wachman EM, Grossman M, Schiff DM, Philipp BL, Minear S, Hutton E, Saia K, Nikita F, Khattab A, Nolin A, Alvarez C, Barry K, Combs G, Stickney D, Driscoll J, Humphreys R, Burke J, Farrell C, Shrestha H, Whalen BL. Quality improvement initiative to improve inpatient outcomes for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. J Perinatol. 2018 08; 38(8):1114-1122.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29740196
  5. Wachman EM, Saia K, Humphreys R, Minear S, Combs G, Philipp BL. Revision of Breastfeeding Guidelines in the Setting of Maternal Opioid Use Disorder: One Institution's Experience. J Hum Lact. 2016 May; 32(2):382-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26514156; DOI: 10.1177/0890334415613823;

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2016 Boston Medical Center: Award for Quality Improvement
2013 American Academy of Pediatrics: Continuing Medical Education Award
1999 Boston Medical Center: Medical Student Teacher Recognition
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Child Behavior and Development
Primary Care Pediatrics
Newborn care
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