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Nancy Hutton, M.D.
Medical Director, Harriet Lane Compassionate Care
Professor of Pediatrics
Expertise: Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Research Interests: Pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS; Palliative and hospice care; International HIV/AIDS and palliative care
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Dr. Nancy Hutton is a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise are general pediatric and adolescent medicine.
She is the medical director of the Harriet Lane Compassionate Care program and director of the Intensive Primary Care Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, an interdisciplinary, comprehensive program for children with HIV and AIDS.
Dr. Hutton is active in international efforts to integrate palliative care with antiretroviral therapy for children with HIV.
She has been a co-investigator of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group since its inception in 1987. She is a faculty scholar in the Project on Death in America of the Open Society Institute. She currently co-chairs the Steering Committee of the Johns Hopkins Palliative Care Task Force and is a member of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center Compassionate Care Committee. She is also pediatric medical director for Maryland Community Hospice.
Dr. Hutton received her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1979, and completed both an internship and residency in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. She joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 1984 as a member of the Division of General Pediatrics.
Certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, she was elected to the 2005 Board of Directors of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. A member of many professional organizations and national committees, Dr. Hutton is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and is a reviewer for several journals, including Pediatrics and the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
- Medical Director, Harriet Lane Compassionate Care
- Director, Intensive Primary Care Clinic
- Professor of Pediatrics
Centers & Institutes
- MD, George Washington University School of Medicine (1979)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (1982)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (1984)
- American Board of Pediatrics / Hospice and Palliative Care (2008)
- American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1984)
Research & Publications
Dr. Hutton works in two related fields on a local, national and international basis: hospice and palliative medicine and HIV care and treatment. Her scholarly work is focused on improving the quality of life of children and adolescents living with serious and life-threatening conditions through the dissemination and use of evidence-based palliative care.
Locally, she is director of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric & Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program, medical director of Harriet Lane Compassionate Care, the palliative care program of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, and pediatric medical director for Community Hospice of Maryland. Nationally, she works to assure that pediatrics is represented in palliative care policy, research, and education. Internationally, she works to integrate palliative care with HIV care and treatment through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program, especially in Ethiopia.
For Dr. Hutton’s HIV research, she conducted a quantitative and qualitative analysis of medical record and interview data describing the end of life experiences of HIV-infected children from the Intensive Primary Care Clinic. She is also studying patient-provider communication and health care decision-making for minor children with families. Dr. Hutton is also a co-investigator for the Johns Hopkins Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group.
Kerrigan D, Johnson K, Stewart M, Magyari T, Hutton N, Ellen JM, Sibinga EM. "Perceptions, experiences, and shifts in perspective occurring among urban youth participating in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program."Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 May;17(2):96-101
Keene E, Hutton N, Hall B, Rushton C. "Bereavement debriefing sessions: an intervention to support healthcare professionals in managing their grief after the death of a patient." Pediatric Nursing. 2010 Jul-Aug;36(4):185-9; quiz 190.
Boss R, Hutton N, Donohue P, Arnold R. Neonatologist training to guide family decision-making for critically ill infants. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Sep;163:783-788.
Butler AM, Williams PL, Howland LC, Storm D, Hutton N, Seage GR, Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Groups 219C Study Team. Impact of disclosure of HIV infection on health-related quality of life among children and adolescents with HIV infection. Pediatrics. 2009 Mar;123(3):935-43.
Boss R, Hutton N, Sulpar L, West A, Donohue P. The values parents apply to decision-making about delivery room resuscitation for high risk newborns. Pediatrics. 2008 Sep;122(3):583-9.
Activities & Honors
- Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2009
- Board of Observers, Muhlenberg College, 2006
- Recognition Award, Baltimore Pediatric HIV Project, 2002
- The Thomas Ferciot Memorial Award, Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens, (BARC), 1999
- Presidential Award, Maryland Coalition for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, 1996
- Mayor's Citation for Public Service, Baltimore, Maryland, 1996
- The Johns Hopkins Children's Center Champion Award, 1994
- Scholastic Achievement Citation, American Medical Women's Association, 1979
- Alpha Omega Alpha, national medical honor society, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 1978
- Magna Cum Laude, Muhlenberg College, 1975
- Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership fraternity, Muhlenberg College, 1974
- Departmental Honors in Biology, Muhlenberg College, 1973 - 1975
- Lindback Foundation Scholarship, Muhlenberg College, 1973 - 1974
- Member, Ambulatory Pediatric Association, 1982
- Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1984
- Member, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 1998
- National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
- Co-chair, Steering Committee, Johns Hopkins Palliative Care Task Force
- Member, Johns Hopkins Children's Center Compassionate Care Committee
- Pediatric Medical Director, Maryland Community Hospice
- Secretary, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2011
- Chair, Leadership Development Committee, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2010
- Pediatric Palliative Medicine Competencies Project, 2009
- Leadership Committee, Children’s Project on Palliative and Hospice Services (ChiPPS), National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, 2006
- Pediatric Palliative Care Consortium of Maryland, 2004
- DHHS Working Group on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of HIV-Infected Children, 2001