Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research
On staff since October 2003
Children's Title: Director, Quality Improvement; Co-chair, Nutrition Subcommittee
Academic Title: Professor
Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research
David Suskind, MD, is attending physician at Seattle Childrens Hospital and Associate Professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. An expert in intestinal diseases, Suskind has focused much of his energy into clinical care and research for inammatory bowel disease.
He is studying the effect of FEcal microbial transplant and nutritional therapy in inammatory bowel disease. He is chair of the Nutrition Committee and member of the Medical Executive Committee at Seattle Children's Hospital. He believes in patient and family empowerment through medical education.
Dr. Suskind has been great to work with for our son. He is very informative and gracious with his time. Heidi, his nurse, is also wonderful and helpful. They are a great team and we feel fortunate to have their care for our son.
Dr. Suskind is awesome! He has been my son's doctor since he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and always greets us warmly. He has always made my son feel comfortable during the office visits and the two of them have some very "fun" conversations. Dr. Suskind keeps me well informed of what to expect and how to treat my son's condition. The nurses are always friendly and helpful as well. I highly recommend him and the Gastroenterology department at Children's Hospital.
Dr. Suskind has very easily been the most open-minded doctor I have ever been a patient of. When going into his office I feel at ease knowing that all my concerns will be addressed, all questions will be answered and if I want to explore a new avenue with my treatment he treats me as an equal at the discussion table, never talking down to me. I have seen numerous doctors since being diagnosed with Crohn's disease at the age of 8, and now at the age of 18 my only regret is I will have to part ways with one of my favorites.
Dr. Suskind has an ease and wonderful bedside manner when working with difficult cases. My son requires invasive procedures every 5 +/- weeks so that he can eat and thrive. The care provided by Dr. Suskind and his pleasant team invites my son, by reducing his anxiety, to tolerate these repetitive and very painful procedures. Dr. Suskind's skill is exceptional and up-to-date.
My son and I highly recommend Dr. Suskind and his team. Your child and you will be in great caring hands.
We drive from Puyallup to see Dr. Suskind @ Seattle Children's, even though there are other local doctors available. He is WONDERFUL with our daughter. Such a kind-hearted and knowledgeable doctor. We trust him and his expertise, and feel we are receiving excellent care. We recommend Dr. Suskind highly!
Dr. Suskind has saved my granddaughters life. He diagnosed her with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis; under his care and speciality in treating children with Kabuki Syndrome she went from being very close to a liver transplant to taking medication and doing very well. That was several years ago, when she was in the 4th grade Today she is preparing to enter her freshman year of high school. Dr. Suskind is a very special man whom we own our dear sweet granddaughter life and happiness to.
Dr. Suskind patiently worked through our daughter's severe vomiting issues, which were secondary to severe cerebral palsy, and didn't give up until we found a solution. We had been other places and were told she would have to live with this. Finding a solution gave our daughter her life back as she previously had so little "quiet awake" hours that her development was held back. While she still has occasional incidents, she has since been so much healthier and happier, and her development has taken off as a result.
Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans
Pediatrics, New England Medical Center Hospitals, Boston
Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco
An expert in intestinal diseases, Suskind has focused much of his energies into clinical care and research for infammatory bowel disease. He has been co-chair of the Nutrition Committee at Children's since 2004, focusing his attention on both enteral and parenteral nutritional needs of children and pediatric patients at Children's. He currently conducts research in inflammatory bowel disease with research projects in maternal microchimerism in inflammatory bowel disease as well as in the effects of herbal medication in inflammatory bowel disease. On a national level, Suskind has been involved in the Nutrition Committee for the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Suskind's philosophy in health care centers on patient and family empowerment through education.
Quality Improvement, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Autoimmune Diseases
OB.9.620.1 - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
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