Attending Neonatologist

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Sarah Volz Claussen, DO, MS  is an attending neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and is an Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical Educator) at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.  Her areas of interest are clinical education, especially related to procedural skills and neonatal resuscitation.  Her research has been in using video laryngoscopy to improve education and outcomes of neonatal intubations.

Clinical Interests

Extremely Low Birthweight Infants; Neonatal Resuscitation; Respiratory Management


Medical School: 

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduate School: 

University of Rochester: Warner School, Masters of Health Profession Education, Rochester, NY


Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Pediatrics, West Islip, NY


Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Pediatrics, West Islip, NY


University of Rochester, Neonatal-Perinatal, Rochester, NY



General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
General Pediatricis, American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Osteopathic Association


CHLA Pediatric Residency Program Monthly Faculty Teaching Award
The Thomas Jefferson Honorarium and Speakership Award for Clinical Research in Neonatology;  AAP Mid- Atlantic Conference on Perinatal Research, Charlottesville, VA


Other Information

Specialty Interest: 

Education, Neonatal Simulation, Neonatal Resuscitation and Procedural Skills


Volz, S, et al. A randomized controlled trial: does coaching using video during direct laryngoscopy improve residents’ success in neonatal intubations?  Journal of Perinatology (2018) 38:1074–1080

Research Interests: 

Neonatal Intubation, Video Laryngoscopy, Educational Research, Procedural Skills, and Neonatal Resuscitation

4650 Sunset Blvd
MS #31
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-361-5077Office