Anne M. Suskind MD, MS, FACS
Anne M. Suskind MD, MS, FACS
Anne M. Suskind, MD, MS received her undergraduate training at Haverford College, where she earned a bachelor degree in Anthropology with honors investigating the anthropological influences surrounding women’s health issues. She next graduated a distinction in Bioethics from Albany Medical College’s MD program. Dr. Suskind completed her General Surgery and Urology training at the University of Connecticut. She subsequently completed two fellowships at the University of Michigan, one in Neurourology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery the other in Health Services Research. During her fellowship training, Dr. Suskind obtained a Masters’ Degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan’s Rackham School of Graduate Studies and was funded by a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her past and current funding includes the Elisabeth Pickett Research Award from the Society of Women in Urology (SWIU), the Thomas Benson Award in Neuromodulation from the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Research Foundation Grant for the Study of Overactive Bladder and Urinary Incontinence, an R03 from the National Institute on Aging (NIA-NIH) and a K12 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK-NIH). She has received many honors for her research including the 2016 New Investigator Award from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the 2017 Jeffrey H. Sliverstein Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Surgical and Related Medical Specialties that are Focused on the Care of older Adults also from the AGS. In 2014, Dr. Suskind became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of California, San Francisco, where she currently works at the Parnassus campus.
Dr. Suskind’s clinical interests include urinary incontinence, vaginal mesh complications, urinary fistulas, interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder, bladder dysfunction due to neurologic disease, and other forms of lower urinary tract dysfunction. Her clinical approach integrates surgical and nonsurgical management of these conditions, including physical therapy, medications, Botox bladder injections, urethral injections for stress urinary incontinence, sacral neuromodulation, posterior tibial nerve stimulation and complex lower urinary tract surgical reconstruction. She also offers non-mesh slings for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence and has extensive experience in urodynamic testing and interpretation.
Dr. Suskind’s research focuses on treatment outcomes in frail older adults with urologic conditions. She is particularly interested in understanding the unintended consequences associated with what are considered to be relatively “minor” urologic procedures in this population. Her research leverages large national databases, such as Medicare claims data, to understand the impact of various urologic treatments (both medical and surgical) on a national level. Dr. Suskind's work is ultimately committed to improving care for this unique and vulnerable older patient population.
For appointments, please contact:
UCSF Medical Center
400 Parnassus Avenue, Suite A-610
San Francisco, CA 94143-0330
Department of Urology
San Francisco, CA 94143-0738