Steven R Leuthner, MD,MA

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF WISCONSIN SINCE 1995
Professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-266-6820 (office)
(414) 805-4776 (appointment)

Overview

Best Doctors 2013Dr. Leuthner practices neonatology at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Waukesha Memorial Hospital. His interests include issues related to neonatal ethics, such as limits of viability and terminal conditions for neonates, end-of-life care and palliative care in neonatology and pediatrics and counseling families regarding the meaning of a prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies. He is the neonatal and ethics consultant to the palliative care service at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He is a on the executive team of the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin, a prenatal consultation program that is a joint venture between Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He was a co-investigator for the National Children’s Study, Waukesha County Vanguard Study Center, adding his expertise in human subject’s research. He is involved in teaching ethics for medical students during their second and third year clerkship, for pediatric and obstetrical residents, as well as graduate students in the Master’s Program in Bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He serves on the ethics committee at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He has served on the Counsel for Ethical and Judicial Affairs for the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, as well as an appointee on the Task Force for Newborn State Screening of the state of Wisconsin. He has served on the ethics committee for the Wisconsin Chapter, and a former member of the National Committee of Bioethics, for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member of the Section on Hospice and Palliative Care of the AAP, and has served as the nominating committee chair for the executive committee of this section.

Certifications
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Neonatology
  • Birth defects
  • Palliative care

Education & Awards

Education
  • 1995, Loyola University of Chicago (IL), MA
  • 1989, University of Chicago (Pritzker Sch of Med, IL), MD
Residency
  • 1992, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Fellowship
  • 1995, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Awards
  • Department of Pediatrics top ten for resident teaching 2000–2001
  • Recognized by American Academy of Family Physicians, for participation as an Active
    Teacher in Family Medicine 2001, 2003–2008
  • Department of Pediatrics Clinical Physicians Award -Program Development,
    Fetal Concerns Program 2002
  • March of Dimes Wisconsin Chapter Volunteer of the Year Award2005
  • Small Business Times Health Care Hero Award, Physician Category, Medical Director,
    Fetal Concerns Program 2007

Research & Publications

Research
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NICHD, The National Children's Study Waukesha County Vanguard Center, co-investigator.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NICHD, The National Children's Study Waukesha County Vanguard Center, co-principal investigator.
  • A co-investigator on research projects titles “Becoming a Parent,” “Fetal Anomaly and Team Counseling; an exploratory study,” “Effect of Fetal Concerns Program on Family Decision-making,” and “Parental Decision-making and the Law.”
  • Maternal-fetal intervention and fetal care centers.
  • Palliative care for the family carrying a fetus with a life-limiting diagnosis.
  • Survey of neonatologists' attitudes toward limiting life-sustaining treatments in the neonatal intensive care unit.
  • Gavels in the nursery: An Appellate Court Shuts Out Parents and Physicians for Care Decisions.
  • Decisions Regarding Resuscitation of the Extremely Premature Infant and Models of Best Interest.
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