Otolaryngology (ENT), Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT), Surgery | More

Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Program
Founder and Director, Thirty Million Words Initiative
Founder and Director, Project ASPIRE

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Dana L. Suskind, MD

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

Dr. Suskind is the founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative. Based on scientific research that shows the critical importance of early language exposure on the developing child, Thirty Million Words helps parents enhance their home language environment in order to optimize their child's brain development and, therefore, his or her ability to learn.

An evidence-based intervention, Thirty Million Words is supported by a broad coalition of public and private partnerships and is an extension of Dr. Suskind's Project ASPIRE, which she created to assure that her patients from disadvantaged backgrounds reached their full listening and spoken language potentials. Dr. Suskind's ultimate goal, and that of her dedicated team, is to help all children reach their full potentials and to close the ever-widening achievement gap.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine

Internship

  • University of Pennsylvania

Residency

  • University of Pennsylvania Hospital

Fellowship

  • Washington University Children's Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

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Comer Children's at DuPage Medical Group - Naperville

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To Refer a Patient

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1992

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Languages Spoken

  • English