Dana L. Suskind, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT), Otolaryngology (ENT), Head and Neck Surgery | More

Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Program
Co-Director, TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Dana Suskind, MD, is a pediatric otolaryngologist who specializes in hearing loss and cochlea implantation. She directs the University of Chicago Medicine's Pediatric Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implant program.

Recognized as a national thought leader in early language development, Dr. Suskind has dedicated her research and clinical life to optimizing foundational brain development and preventing early cognitive disparities and their lifelong impact. She is founder and co-director of the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, which aims to create a population-level shift in the knowledge and behavior of parents and caregivers to optimize the foundational brain development in children from birth to five years of age, particularly those born into poverty.

Her book "Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain" was published in 2015.

Dr. Suskind has received several awards for her work, including the Weizmann Women for Science Vision and Impact award, the SENTAC Gray Humanitarian Award, the LENA Research Foundation Making a Difference Award, the Chairman’s Award from the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in 2018, and the John D. Arnold, MD Mentor Award for Sustained Excellence from the Pritzker School of Medicine.

Connect with Dr. Dana Suskind at @drdanasuskind.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine

Internship

  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania

Residency

  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

Awards 

  • Weizmann Women for Science Vision and Impact Award
  • SENTAC Gray Humanitarian Award
  • LENA Research Foundation Making a Difference Award
  • 2018 Chairman’s Award from the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • John D. Arnold, MD Mentor Award for Sustained Excellence from the Pritzker School of Medicine
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Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1992

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Languages Spoken

  • English