Susannah Eckman

Susannah Eckman, MD

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    Research interests

    Dr. Susannah Eckman is interested in exploring how our understanding of dysautonomia in children with severe neurological impairment could impact decision making in their care including admission to the hospital and upgrades in care. This includes an understanding of common outcomes for this population and a qualitative understanding of parental preferences for care.

    Teaching and educational interests

    Dr. Susannah Eckman's teaching and educational interests include medical student and resident communication, particularly in regards to serious illness conversations.

    Clinical interests

    Dr. Susannah Eckman's clinical interests include the care of children with severe neurological impairment, care of children with relapsed or refractory cancer and the navigation of treatment decisions, as well as the practice of culturally humble care for all including those with disabilities and non-English language speakers. She is working on improvement of her Spanish speaking skills to enable serious illness conversations in Spanish as well as English.

    Professional information

    Board certified in General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2021

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Pediatric Palliative Care, Fellowship, Washington University St. Louis


    Pediatrics, Residency, Eastern Virginia Medical School


    MD, Thomas Jefferson University



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