Susan L. Hale, MN, ARNP

Orthopedics, Skeletal Dysplasia

On staff since June 2007

  • Susan Hale is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in Skeletal Health at Seattle Childrens Hospital in the Orthopedics Department. Her current practice is expanding to include metabolic bone disease and helping children with spine/hip problems. She has spent her career at Seattle Childrens as well as Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital in Tacoma and Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH.

    Her clinical and research interests center on helping children with the following diseases and syndromes:

    - Complex Medical Care Coordination/Collaboration
    - Lysosomal Storage Diseases
    - Metabolic Bone Diseases, including osteogenesis imperfecta, and osteoporosis of
    disuse as in neuromuscular diseases
    - Skeletal Dysplasia Disease

    Susan has participated in a number of medication clinical trials and research studies related to the diseases and syndromes listed above. She serves on Advisory Boards on topics impacting care for rare diseases.

    She is also an Affiliate Assistant Professor at UWs School of Nursing, where she completed her own training from bachelor of nursing to post-masters certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

    Outside of the hospital, Susan enjoys family time, including being a Grandma, knitting and Husky sports.

  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Mendelsohn NJ, Wood T, Olson RA, Temme R, Hale S, Zhang H, Read L and White KK
      Spondyloepiphyseal Dyplasias and Bilateral Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease: Diagnostic Considerations for Mucopolysaccharidoses
      JIMD Reports, 2013 May 9

    Other Publications

    • O'Brien A, Bompadre V, Hale S, White KK
      Musculoskeletal function in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis using the pediatric outcomes data collection instrument.
      24598580 Journal of pediatric orthopedics, 2014 Sept. : 34(6)650-4
    • White KK, Karol LA, White DR, Hale S
      Musculoskeletal manifestations of Sanfilippo Syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type III).
      21654471 Journal of pediatric orthopedics, 2011 July : 31(5)594-8
    • White KK, Hale S, Goldberg MJ
      Musculoskeletal health in Hunter disease (MPS II): ERT improves functional outcomes.
      21791837 Journal of pediatric rehabilitation medicine, 2010 : 3(2)101-7

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Identifying Lysosomal Storage Disorders: Importance of Early Diagnosis Puget Sound Nurse Practitioners Association Seattle, WA Dec. 2012
    Various Lysosomal Disease topics Inborn Error of Metabolism Conference Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA Nov. 2007 - April 2012


Board Certification(s)

NP Pediatric Primary Care Nurse

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Lysosomal Storage Diseases, Mucopolysaccharidoses and Metabolic Bone Disease