Staff Directory



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

Chief of Staff



Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S. is the Chief of Staff and Director of the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay/Martha and Pat Beard Center for Excellence in Spine Research

Academic Affiliation:
• The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor

• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Children’s Medical Center Dallas
• Parkland Health & Hospital System
• UT Southwestern University Hospital – St. Paul
• UT Southwestern James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center

• Canisius College, Magna Cum Laude
• State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Magna Cum Laude

• State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine General Surgery

• State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery

• State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine Basic Science Research
• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis
• Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland Professor Reinhold Ganz Hip Preserving Surgery

Honors and Awards:
• Scoliosis Research Society traveling fellow, 2003
• William Beaumont Award American Medical Association, 2005
• Best Clinical Podium Presentation 2007 Annual Meeting of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
• Best Pediatric Poster 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
• Goldstein Award - Best Clinical Poster 2008 Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society
• Moe Award - Best Basic Science Poster 2009 Annual Meeting of the Scoliois Research Society

Board Certification:
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000 Professional

Associations/Affiliations: • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association • Texas Orthopaedic Association • Dallas County Medical Society • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Endowment Committee, chairman, 2008-present Industry Relations Committee chairman, 2005-2007 Member-at-Large board of directors, 2004-2005 Awards Committee, 2004-2007 Long-Range Planning Committee, 2004-2007 Program Committee, 2006-2007• Scoliosis Research Society Education Council chair, 2010-present Web Site Committee, chair, 2007-2009, member, 2005-2009 Endowment Committee, member 2006-2009 • Texas Medical Association • American Medical Association • North American Spine Society • The United States Golf Association Resource Center for Individuals with Disabilities Resource Center Advisory Board • American Orthopaedic Association • HARMS Spine Study Group, member • Spine Deformity Study Group, member • POSNA/AAOS International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium Advisory Board, 2006-2007• Spine, reviewer • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer • Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, reviewer • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, reviewer • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, reviewer

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