Dr. Susan Sugerman

susan_sugermanDr. Susan Sugerman is the president and co-founder of Girls to Women Health and Wellness, a multidisciplinary medical practice dedicated to the physical and emotional needs of girls and young women ages 10-25. She has many years of experience in adolescent medicine, both as a Board Certified pediatrician and as former staff physician in college health at Southern Methodist University.

After graduating from Stanford University, she earned her Medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and her Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. She completed residency training in Pediatrics in Cincinnati, Ohio, followed by a Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship in Health Services Research at UCLA, where she studied confidentiality and adolescent access to health services. She holds memberships in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Adolescent Medicine, and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

“Being able to communicate comfortably and accurately about sensitive subjects is crucial to a successful doctor-patient relationship in adolescence,” says Dr. Sugerman. She looks forward to helping young women maneuver this challenging and exciting stage of their development safely and with confidence.

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– Dr. Susan Sugerman, MD, MPH, Girls to Women Health and Wellness.

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