NEC Society Welcomes Dr. Susan Hintz to Scientific Advisory Council

The NEC Society, a 501(c)(3) patient-led organization, is honored to welcome Dr. Susan Hintz to the organization’s Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Hintz is a neonatologist and perinatal epidemiologist at Stanford University. Dr. Hintz is dedicated to improving outcomes for high-risk infants and their families.

Dr. Hintz will help the NEC Society expand our work on the long-term outcomes of necrotizing enterocolitis and how patient-families cope years after leaving the NICU. She will also co-lead our session on Understanding How NEC Affects Neurodevelopment at the NEC Symposium in San Diego. Jennifer Canvasser, founder and executive director of the NEC Society, shares, “We are honored and thrilled to welcome Dr. Hintz to our team. Her extraordinary dedication to patient-families will strengthen our capacity to build a world without this devastating disease.” 

Dr. Samir Gadepalli recently transitioned to the NEC Society’s Board of Directors, after serving as a founding member of the Scientific Advisory Council since 2014. As our newest Council member, Dr. Susan Hintz joins a team of diverse, renowned clinicians and researchers who have dedicated their careers to better understanding necrotizing enterocolitis and who are committed to partnering with families personally affected by this disease. The 12-seat Scientific Advisory Council is critical to all of the NEC Society’s projects, events, resources, and content. To learn more, visit 

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a devastating intestinal disease that primarily affects premature and medically fragile infants during their first weeks and months of life. The NEC Society was established in 2014 and is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a world without NEC.

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