Susan E. Wiley, MD

Co-Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Director, Thomas Center for Down Syndrome

Co-Director, CHARGE Program

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

Phone 513-636-4611

Fax 513-636-3800



Children who are deaf/hard of hearing; children with genetic syndromes including Rubinstein Taybi Syndrome, Down syndrome, and CHARGE syndrome.


Children who are deaf/hard of hearing; children with Down syndrome

Dr. Wiley has worked extensively with programs supporting children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, including the National American Academy of Pediatrics, the Ohio Department of Health Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, the Ohio Center for Deaf-Blind Education, and the Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness in the Ohio Center for Low Incidence.

Dr. Wiley is the clinical director of the Thomas Center for Down syndrome. In this role, she provides programmatic oversight and clinical care for children with Down syndrome.

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1994.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders, Cincinnati, OH, 2000.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1997; Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 2002.

View PubMed Publications

Wiley S, Meinzen-Derr J, Hunter L, Hudock R, Murphy D, Bentley K, Williams T. Understanding the Needs of Families of Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 2017.

Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, McAuley R, Smith L, Grether S. Technology-Assisted Language Intervention for Children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing; a pilot study of augmentative and alternative communication for enhancing language development. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2017;8:808-815.

Hunter L, Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Horvath C, Kothari R, Wexelblatt S. Influence of the WIC Program on Loss to Follow-Up for Newborn Hearing Screening. Pediatrics. 2016;138(1):e20154301.

Downes A, Anixt JS, Esbensen AJ, Wiley S, Meinzen-Derr J. Psychotropic Medication Use in Children and Adolescents With Down Syndrome. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2015;36(8):613-9.

Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Grether S, Phillips J, Choo D, Hibner J, Barnard H. Functional communication of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2014;35(3):197-206.

Wiley S, Meinzen-Derr J, Stremel-Thomas K, Schalock M, Bashinksi S, Ruder C. Outcomes for Children with Deaf-Blindness with Cochlear Implants: A Multisite Observational Study. Otology and Neurotology. 2013;(3):507-15.

Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Grether S, Choo D. Children with cochlear implants and developmental disabilities: a language skills study with developmentally matched hearing peers. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 2011;(32):757-767.

Wiley S, Choo D, Meinzen-Derr J, Hilbert L, Greinwald J. GJB2 mutations and additional disabilities in a pediatric cochlear implant population. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2006;Vol 70:493-500.

Wiley S, Jahnke M, Meinzen-Derr J, Choo D. Perceived Qualitative Benefits of Cochlear Implants in Children with Multi-Handicaps. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2005;Vol 69/6:791-798.

Wiley S, Swayne S, Rubinstein J, Lanphear N, Stevens S. Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome Medical Guidelines. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 2003:119A101-110.

Technology-Assisted Language Intervention in Early LIFE. Co-Investigator. March of Dimes. Jun 2017-Mar 2020. #6-FY17-480.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (DBPNet). Principal Investigator. Maternal and Child Health Research Program. 2016-2021. UA3MC20218.

Improving outcomes using augmentative and alternative communication in children who are deaf/hard of hearing. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. Sep 2016-Sep 2019.

Language and Functional Outcomes in Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Co-Investigator. Centers for Disease Control: EHDI/DRDC. Sep 2016-Sep 2017.