Dr. Suskind is the former Founding/Regional Dean at the Health Centre, Texas Tech University, El Paso Campus and a former Dean and Professor of Paediatrics, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, the Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois.
He received his undergraduate training at the Wharton School of Finance and College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. His pediatric residency was done at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Suskind was the chair of the departments of pediatrics at the LSU Medical Center in New Orleans (LSUMC) and the University of South Alabama. He has also been an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Nutrition at MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Suskind has been active in the developing countries. During his chairmanship at LSUMC’s, Department of Pediatrics, the Department had educational and research programs in Bangladesh, Thailand, Ghana, and several Latin American nations. He is also the former Field Director of the Malnutrition and Anemia Research Project (MALAN) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 1998, he convinced the World Bank to grant $3,000,000 to the International Center for Diarrheal Research in Bangladesh (ICDDRB) to develop programs to deal with the problem of childhood malnutrition.
Dr. Suskind is known nationally and inter-nationally for his pioneering work with children. He is an international expert in childhood nutrition, most notably in the areas of malnutrition, immunity, and childhood obesity. He has over 150 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, over 230 abstracts, and has edited six textbooks in the field of pediatric nutrition.