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

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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 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

  • Pediatric Cochlear Implantation
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Failed Newborn Hearing Screen
  • Child Development
  • Language Development

Medical Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City 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

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