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Susan Townsend, MD, Neonat/Perinatology, Colorado Springs, CO, University of Colorado Hospital


Neonat/Perinatology Colorado Springs, CO

Neonatal Ethics

Attending Physician, Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs and UCHealth Memorial Hospital; Pediatrix Medical Group Colorado Springs; Clinical Professor, University CO School of Medicine; Affiliate Faculty UCD Center for Bioethics and Humanities

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  • Office

    Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs & UCHealth Memorial Hospitals
    1400 E. Boulder St. Suite 4N4145B
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    Phone+1 719-447-8812
    Fax+1 719-447-8987
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  • Dr. Susan Townsend is a neonatologist in Colorado Springs, CO and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UCHealth Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado. She received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and has been in practice 35 years. She specializes in neonatal ethics and is experienced in evidence-based medicine, healthcare administration, medical ethics, teaching, and patient advocacy.

Education & Training

  • University of California (San Francisco)
    University of California (San Francisco)Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1987 - 1989
  • University of California (San Francisco)
    University of California (San Francisco)Residency, Pediatrics, 1982 - 1986
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Washington University in St. Louis School of MedicineClass of 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 1990 - 2025
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1983 - 2021
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Co-Chair, Nurse Physician Advisory Taskforce for CO Healthcare Appointed by the Governor, CO, 2009-2015
  • James E Strain Community Service Award Colorado Chapter, American Academy Pediatrics, 2014
  • Veritas Award UCHSC, Center for Bioethics, 2002
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Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • New Quality Improvement Tool Shows Signs of Improved Care of Opioid-Exposed Newborns
    New Quality Improvement Tool Shows Signs of Improved Care of Opioid-Exposed NewbornsApril 27th, 2019

Grant Support

  • Comparison Of Two Monitors In Detection Of Infantile ApneaNational Center For Research Resources1999–2002
  • Inhaled Steroids To Prevent Chronic Lung Disease In Intubated Premature InfantsNational Center For Research Resources1995–2000
  • Isolation/Characterization Of Prostaglandin Synthase Isoforms In Preterm LaborNational Center For Research Resources1996–1997
  • Continuous Versus Intermittent Administration Of Narcotic Analgesics In NeonatesNational Center For Research Resources1994–1995


  • Program Chair, Executive Committee, AAP Section on Bioethics 2010 - 2015

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations