Staff Directory



Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S.

Chief of Staff


(214) 559-8471 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8471

Nurse Coordinator

(214) 559-8417 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8417

Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Dan Sucato is currently the chief of staff and has been on staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since he completed the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at TSRHC in 1998. He serves as Director of the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay/Martha and Pat Beard Center for Excellence in Spine Research. He graduated magna cum laude from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Sucato received his medical degree (magna cum laude) and a Master of Science degree in biophysics from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, where he also completed his general surgery internship, orthopaedic surgery residency and basic science research fellowship. He served as one of three International Traveling Fellows for the Scoliosis Research Society in 2003. During this three-week fellowship, Dr. Sucato delivered research presentations, studied and discussed complex cases, observed surgeries at centers throughout Europe and collaborated with international spine experts. Dr. Sucato is widely published in pediatric orthopaedics with a focus in the areas of spinal deformity and and hip conditions and has delivered dozens of presentations worldwide. He is a professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and is an active staff member at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Sucato is a member of the American Medical Association; the Texas Medical Association; the Scoliosis Research Society; the North American Spine Society; the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Sucato is a reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and the Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and a consultant reviewer for Spine, Spinal Deformity The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.