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Susan Wright Aucott, M.D.

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  • Associate Director, Neonatology
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics



Research Interests

Adrenal insufficiency; Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; Intrauterine growth restriction; Neurodevelopmental care; Hydrocortisone treatment in preterm infants


The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St.
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Room 8530
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5259


Dr. Susan Aucott is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include neonatology.

She has an active role in the clinical leadership in the Division of Neonatology, where she is the medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Aucott has also served as the director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program previously.

Dr. Aucott is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and earned her M.D. at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency, chief residency and neonatal fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

Her research interests include bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and risk factors associated with the condition such as patent ductus arteriosis and adrenal insufficiency.

Dr. Aucott serves on the executive committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine. She is additionally serving on the Committee on Fetus and Newborn of the American Academy of Pediatrics. more


  • Associate Director, Neonatology
  • Medical Director, JHH NICU
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1984)


  • Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital - Case Western Reserve University / Pediatrics (1989)


  • MetroHealth Medical Center / Neonatology (1988)
  • Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital - Case Western Reserve University / Neonatology (1991)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (1991)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Aucott’s research has focused on the treatment and prevention of chronic lung disease, with a particular interest in steroid therapy and the contribution of relative adrenal insufficiency. She has participated in a number of multicenter trials to address this complex question and is active in clinical research in the Division of Neonatology.

Clinical Trials

Trial of Intravenous Azithromycin to Eradicate Ureaplasma Respiratory Tract Infection in Preterm Infants (AZIPIII)

Early Treatment Versus Delayed Conservative Treatment of the Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA:TOLERATE)

Selected Publications

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Popoola VO, Budd A, Wittig SM, Ross T, Aucott SW, Perl TM, Carroll KC, Milstone AM. "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission and infections in a neonatal intensive care unit despite active surveillance cultures and decolonization: challenges for infection prevention." Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Apr;35(4):412-8. doi: 10.1086/675594.

Milstone AM, Bamford P, Aucott SW, Tang N, White KR, Bearer CF. "Chlorhexidine inhibits L1 cell adhesion molecule-mediated neurite outgrowth in vitro." Pediatr Res. 2014 Jan;75(1-1):8-13. doi: 10.1038/pr.2013.175. Epub 2013 Oct 14.

Oster M, Aucott S, Glidewell J, Hackell J, Kochilas L, Martin G, Phillippi J, Pinto N, Saarinen A, Sontag M, Kemper A. Lessons Learned from Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects. Pediatrics 2016; 137:e20154573

Hillman BA, Tabrizi MN, Gauda EB, Carson KA, Aucott SW. The Neonatal Pain, Agitation and Sedation Scale and the bedside nurse’s assessment of neonates. J Perinatol 2015;35:128-31

Clyman R, Wickremasinghe A, Merritt TA, Solomon T, McNamara P, Amish Jain A, Singh J, Chu A, Noori S, Sekar K, Lavoie PM, Attridge JT, Swanson JR, Gillam-Krakauer M, Reese J, DeMauro S, Poindexter B, Aucott SW et al. Hypotension following patent ductus arteriosus ligation: the role of adrenal hormones. J Peds 2014; 164:1449-55

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