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.
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.
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):
Pediatric Palliative Care, Fellowship, Washington University St. Louis
2020 → 2021
Pediatrics, Residency, Eastern Virginia Medical School
2017 → 2020
MD, Thomas Jefferson University
2012 → 2017
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