Susanne Martin Herz, MD, PhD
|Title(s)||Associate Professor, Pediatrics|
|School||School of Medicine|
|Address||550 16th. Street|
San Francisco CA 94158
|University of Washington, Seattle, WA||PhD||06/2011||Psychology (Child Clinical area)|
|Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA||MD||05/2003||Medicine|
|University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA||BS||Psychology|
|Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA||12/2011||Fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics|
|Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA||06/2011||Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Bioethics|
|University of Washington, Seattle, WA||06/2011||Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disability (LEND) Long-term Trainee|
|University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA||06/2007||Residency in Pediatrics (R3)|
|Seattle Children's Hospital/University of Washington, Seattle, WA||Residency in Pediatrics (R1/R2)|
Dr. Susanne Martin Herz is Associate Professor and Associate Clinical Director in the Division of Developmental Medicine, Department Pediatrics at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and Affiliate Faculty in the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences and the UCSF Program in Bioethics.
Dr. Martin Herz' scholarly work focuses primarily on the prevention/amelioration of neonatal brain injury and developmental delay/disability and the epidemiology of cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities in low-resource settings, as well as on neurodevelopmental assessment globally. She has more than 20 years’ experience with early childhood development (ECD)/education (ECE) programs in Zimbabwe. She is currently Co-Investigator on a study of improved neonatal resuscitation impact on newborn survival, fresh stillbirth and rates of cerebral palsy and adverse neurodevelopmental outcome in urban Harare, Zimbabwe and Co-Primary Investigator on a study of the long-term health and neurodevelopment of infants born preterm or low birth weight in rural western Kenya, (nested within the recently completed Preterm Birth Initiative East Africa cohort). She was a consultant on neurodevelopmental strategy and programs to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2016 to 2020. She is a member of the World Health Organization's Nurturing Care Framework Implementation Working Group and the American Academy of Pediatrics' Global Early Childhood Development Project Advisory Committee (GECD-PAC).
Dr. Martin Herz has extensive experience in health systems strengthening and quality improvement, including projects to reduce disparities in access to neurodevelopmental diagnostics and services. She was a technical advisor on the American Academy of Pediatrics/USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project “Strengthening Services in the Context of the Zika Epidemic in the English-speaking Caribbean” in 2018-2019. She has significant clinical program development experience and lead creation of four novel models of clinical care that improved access and reduced wait time for evaluation and services. She was Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on five cycles of funding related to clinical program quality improvement and has participated in four Kaizen Process Improvement/Value Stream efforts. Dr. Martin Herz has been a member of county-wide systems change committees and an interagency coordinating council. She currently serves on the Models of Care subcommittee of the Practice Issues Committee for the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
Dr. Martin Herz is the Division’s Associate Director of Clinical Services for the 4 clinical sites at which Division providers are active. Her clinical effort is currently at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where she is active in the assessment and management of young children with developmental delay, concern for autism spectrum disorder or behavior concerns.
Dr. Martin Herz completed medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency in Pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital and UCSF. She completed a fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital, a PhD in Psychology at the University of Washington and a Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Bioethics at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics in 2011. She joined the faculty at UCSF in 2014.