Susan Harlan, MD

Attending Physician

Susan Harlan, MD, MPH graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 1995 with a BA in Human Biology.

She then attended the UCLA School of Public Health and earned her MPH with a specialization in Health Policy and Management. After a year of research and business development in the Hematology Oncology division at CHLA, she started medical school at the University of California, San Francisco in 1999.

After graduating from USCF, she completed her General Surgery internship at the University of Utah as well as her Diagnostic Radiology residency. Susan returned to CHLA in 2009 to complete her training in Pediatric Radiology and joined the department as faculty in 2010.


Medical School

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine


University of Utah Affiliated Hospital - Surgery Internship


University of Utah Affiliated Hospital - Diagnostic Radiology Residency


Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Pediatric Radiology



Diagnostic Radiology: American Board of Radiology, 2009; Pediatric Radiology: American Board of Radiology, 2011


Barthel ER, Pierce JR, Zmora O, Harlan SR, Russell S, Shin C. Calcified Gallstone in a 3 year-old boy: a case report. BMC Res Notes 5:433

August 2012.

Vendryes C, Hunter CJ, Harlan SR, Ford HR, Stein J, Pierce JR. Pneumatosis Intestinalis After Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 46(11):e21-4

Nov 2011.

Harlan SR, Nixon GW, Campbell K, Hansen K, Prince JS. Follow-up Skeletal Surveys for Non-Accidental Trauma: Can a More Limited Survey be Performed? Pediatric Radiology 39(9):962-8

Sep 2009.

Mingin GC, Harlan SR, Nguyen HT, Baskin LS. Abnormal DMSA Scan Predicts Increased Risk of Breakthrough Infection in Children with High Grade Vesicoureteral Reflux. Journal of Urology 172: 1075-1077: Sep 2004.