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Hallam Hurt, MD

Hallam Hurt, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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About Dr. Hallam Hurt

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2014

Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue,  2014 - 2017

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neonatology and Newborn Services

Programs & Centers:

  • Neonatology Program (Intensive Care Nursery)

Board Certification:

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1977
  • Pediatrics, 1976

Description of Clinical Expertise

1) Gestational drug exposure
2) High risk infants
3) Developmental follow-up
4) Effect of poverty on cognitive outcome
5) Underserved children
6) Precursors to drug use in youth

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicaid
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School:
Residency: University of Virginia Health System
Residency:
Fellowship: University of Virginia Health System
Fellowship:

Memberships

Infant Mortality Review Committee, Pennsylvania Perinatal Society , Local AEHF Biomedical Ethics Committee, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Local American Academy of Pediatrics , National Blood Bank Review Committee, Local Center for Child Health Development’s Steering Committee (CCHD) , Local Chair's Initiative: Predictive Analytic Technology To Eliminate Repeat No Shows (PATTERNS), Local Committee on Infant Mortality: City of Philadelphia , Local Ethical Responsibility Committee, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadphia, PA , Local Graduate Education Committee, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA , Local Health Commissioner’s Advisory Committee on Perinatal HIV Infection, Department of Public Health , Local Health Disparities , Local Healthcare Foundation Ethics Committee, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Local Healthcare Foundation Ethics Committee, Local Hospital Ethics Committee, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Local I Care About Newborns, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Local Infant Bioethics Committee, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Local Intern Selection Committee, Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia Medical Center, Local Maimonides Society , Local Medical School Admissions Committee, University of Virginia Medical Center, Local Member, Center for Health Disparities, Division of Neonatology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Local Paidos Physician Advisory Board: Health Partners, Local Pediatric Resident Education Committee, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Local Pennsylvania Perinatal Association , Local Perinatal Section of American Academy of Pediatrics , National Philadelphia College of Physicians , Local Philadelphia Interdisciplinary Youth Fatality Review, Team sponsored by the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Local Philadelphia Perinatal Society , Local Physician Inter-Specialty Relationships Values Committee, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Local Quality Assurance Committee, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Local Research Committee, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Local Research Data Advisory Group to Philadelphia Safe and Sound , Local Search Committee for Division Head of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia Medical Center, Local Search Committee, Chairman Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Local Search Committee, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA , Local Subcommittee for Clerkship Review Assessment and Planning of the Council on Medical Education, Local Teaching Initiative, Division of Neonatology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Local The American Pediatric Society , National The Eastern Society for Pediatric Research , National The Medical Staff Medical Ethics Advisory Panel, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Local The PolicyLab, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Local Women’s Center National Council of the University of Virginia , National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hurt is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Effect of Poverty on Infant Outcome; Investigation of Neural changes in infants of varying SES; Predictors of Risk Behaviors in Young Adults; Effect of Cocaine Exposure on Young Adult Outcome.

Selected Publications:

Wild KT, Brodsky NL, Betancourt LM, Hurt H: The effect of socioeconomic status on language outcome of preterm infants at toddler age. Early Hum Dev 89 (9): 743-6,2013.

Hackman DA, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Kobrin L, Hurt H, Farah MJ: (2013) Selective impact of early parental responsivity on adolescent stress reactivity. PLoS ONE 8 (3): e58250,2013.

Jain V, Duda J, Avants B, Giannetta M, Xie SX, Roberts T, Detre JA, Hurt H, Wehrli FW, Wang DJ: Longitudinal reproducibility and accuracy of pseudo-continuous arterial spin-labeled perfusion MR imaging in typically developing children. Radiology 263 (2): 527-36,2012.

Handzel JM, Brodsky NL, Betancourt L, Hurt H: Longitudinal follow-up of poor inner-city youth between ages 8 and 18: Intentions versus reality. Pediatrics 129 (3): 473-478,2012.

Hackman DA, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Hurt H, Farah MJ: Neighborhood disadvantage and adolescent stress reactivity. Front Hum Neurosci 6 : 277,2012.

Khurana, A., Romer, D., Betancourt, L. M., Brodsky, N. L., Giannetta, J. M., & Hurt, H: Early adolescent sexual debut: The mediating role of working memory ability, sensation seeking and impulsivity. Developmental Psychology 48 (5): 1416-1428,2012.

Romer D, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Giannetta JM, Yang W, Hurt H: Does adolescent risk taking imply weak executive function? A prospective study of relations between working memory performance, impulsivity, and risk taking in early adolescence. 21884327 Developmental Science (5): 1119-33,2011.

Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Brown CA, McKenna KA, Giannetta JM, Yang W, Romer D, and Hurt H: Is executive cognitive function associated with youth gambling trajectories? Journal of Gambling Studies : 2011.

Schmidt Barbara, Roberts Robin S, Whyte Robin K, Asztalos Elizabeth V, Poets Christian, Rabi Yacov, Solimano Alfonso, Nelson Harvey: Impact of study oximeter masking algorithm on titration of oxygen therapy in the canadian oxygen trial. The Journal of Pediatrics 165 (4): 666-71.e2,2014.

Hackman Daniel A, Betancourt Laura M, Gallop Robert, Romer Daniel, Brodsky Nancy L, Hurt Hallam, Farah Martha J: Mapping the trajectory of socioeconomic disparity in working memory: parental and neighborhood factors. Child Development 85 (4): 1433-45,2014.

Goldman Marina, Ehrman Ronald N, Suh Jesse J, Hurt Hallam, Marquez Kathleen, Franklin Teresa R, O'Brien Charles P, Childress Anna Rose: Brief report: "Spiders-No, Puppies-Go", introducing a novel Go NoGo task tested in inner city adolescents at risk for poor impulse control. Journal of Adolescence 38 : 45-8,2015.

Khurana A, Romer D, Betancourt L, Brodsky N, Hurt H: Modeling effects of SES and working memory on developmental trajectories of impulsivity, sensation seeking, and delay of gratification from early to late Adolescence Individual poster presentation. Society for Prevention Research 22nd Annual Meeting, Comprehensive and Coordinated Prevention Systems: Building Partnership and Transcending Boundaries, Washington, DC, : 2014.

Khurana A, Romer D, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Giannetta JM, Hurt H: Experimentation vs. Progression in Adolescent Drug Use: A Test of an Emerging Neurobehavior Imbalance Mode Development and Psychopathology : 2015.

Khurana, A., Romer, D., Betancourt, L. M., Brodsky, N. L., Giannetta, J. M., & Hurt, H: Working memory ability predicts trajectories of early alcohol use in adolescents: The mediational role of impulsivity Addiction 108 (3): 506-515,2013.

Hurt H, Foy D, Ziolkowski (Contributing Investigators): Effects of targeting higher vs lower arterial oxygen saturations on death or disability in extremely preterm infants. JAMA 309 (20): 2013.

Khurana, A., Romer, D., Betancourt, L. M., Brodsky, N. L., Giannetta, J. M., & Hurt, H: Early adolescent sexual debut: The mediating role of working memory ability, sensation seeking and impulsivity Addiction 108 (3): 506-515,2013.

Wu J, Ashtari M, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Giannetta J, Gee J, Hurt H, Avants B: Cortical Parcellation for Neonatal Brains. Platform Presentation. 2014 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, Beijing, China : 2014.

Betancourt Laura M, Brodsky Nancy L, Wu J, Avants Brian, Farah Martha J, Hurt Hallam: Is there an effect of socioeconomic status (SES) on infant neural development at age 1 month? Platform Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC : 2014.

Drago MJ, Handzel JM, Harris MC, Andes A, Hurt H: Back to the bedside: A pilot survey of pediatric residents’ educational experience in the neonatal intensive care unit. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, : 2014.

Wild KT, Brodsky NL, Hurt H: Intensive care nursery (ICN) discharge: Assessing care transition. Poster Session. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA : 2014.

Wild KT, Brodsky NL, Hurt H: Intensive care nursery (ICN) discharge: Assessing care transition. Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC : 2014.

Wu J, Ashtari M, Betancourt LM, Brodsky N, Giannetta JM, Gee JC, Avants BB, Hurt H: Cortical parcellation for neonatal brains in MRI. Poster Session. Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC : 2014.

Khurana A, Romer D, Betancourt L, Brodsky N, Hurt H: Working memory: Implications for self-control and coping behaviors in early adolescence. Poster Session. 2014 Society for Research on Adolescence biennial meeting,Austin, Texas : 2014.

Khurana A, Romer D, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL & Hurt H: Working memory, impulsivity and sexual risk-taking in adolescence. Accepted as individual paper (Presentation). Society for Prevention Research 21st Annual Meeting, The Science of Prevention: Building a Comprehensive National Strategy for Well-being, , San Francisco, CA. : 2013.

Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Hackman D, Farah MJ, Hurt, H: Stress reactivity and problem behavior in a cohort of youth, half with gestational cocaine exposure (GCE) and half without (NCE). Platform Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting Washington, DC. E-PAS 4330.5 : 2013.

Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Malmud EK, Farah MJ, Hurt H: The relation of early experience with memory and language function in a cohort of low SES African American Youth with and without gestational cocaine exposure (GCE) at age 20 years. Platform Presentation Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting Washington, DC. E-PAS 2205.2. : 2013.

Khurana A, Romer D, Betancourt LM, Brodsky, NL & Hurt H: Pre-existing differences in Working Memory help distinguish Early experimentation from early progression of drug use during adolescence. Paper Symposium. 2013 SRCD Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA : 2013.

Clark K, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Hurt H: Childhood predictive factors of young adult employment in low-SES inner-city African Americans. Platform Presentation. The Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, (751111). : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Wood Building, 3rd Floor, Rm. 3117
34th Street (Civic Center Blvd)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 267-426-5110
Fax: 267-426-5201
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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