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Anne M. Suskind


Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgeon
Chief, Neurourology and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Anne M. Suskind is a urologist and a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She has special interests in urinary incontinence, complications with vaginal mesh (surgically implanted mesh that supports weak areas of the vagina, urethra or bladder), urinary fistulas, overactive bladder, bladder dysfunction due to neurologic disease and other forms of lower urinary tract dysfunction.

Suskind's approach to managing these conditions integrates surgical and nonsurgical methods, including physical therapy to strengthen the pelvic floor, medications, Botox injections for the bladder, urethral injections for stress urinary incontinence, various nerve stimulation techniques and complex urinary surgical reconstruction. To treat stress urinary incontinence in female patients, she offers different types of surgically placed slings (supportive structures that prevent the urethra from accidentally passing urine). She has extensive experience in urodynamic testing, which assesses how well the bladder and urethra function, and in interpreting the test results.

The ultimate goal of Suskind's research is to improve care for unique and vulnerable older patients. She studies treatment outcomes in older adults who are frail and have urologic conditions, with a particular interest in understanding the unintended consequences associated with what are considered relatively minor urologic procedures. Her research leverages large national databases, such as Medicare claims data, to understand the impact of various urologic treatments for older patients throughout the country. Her research has won many national awards.

Suskind earned her bachelor's degree at Haverford College, where she investigated the anthropological influences surrounding women's health issues and graduated with honors. She earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College, where she graduated with distinction in bioethics. She completed a residency in urology at the University of Connecticut. She completed a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) and a fellowship in health services research at the University of Michigan. During her fellowship training, she obtained a master's degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School.

Suskind is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

  • Education

    Haverford College, BA, Anthropology, 2001

    University of Michigan, MS, Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, 2013

    Albany Medical College, 2006

  • Residencies

    University of Connecticut, General Surgery and Urology, 2011

  • Fellowships

    University of Michigan, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2014

    University of Michigan, Health Services Research, 2014

  • Board Certifications

    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Urology

    Urology, American Board of Urology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

My joy is to work with patients to improve their quality of life.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    297 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 29, 2022
    Dr is very knowledgeable and professional
    Mar 25, 2022
    Dr. Suskind is terrific!
    Mar 22, 2022
    Ordered tests which is helpful but did not explain why or what conditions causes were being tested for. Didn't explain how certain treatments may help.
    Mar 07, 2022
    Somebody call me for schedule one appointment but nobody call me yet
    Jan 13, 2022
    I am still waiting for my PT referral
    Dec 21, 2021
    Dr. Suskind was wonderful. She is smart knowledgeable and clearly wants to help me with my medical problems.
    Dec 21, 2021
    Dr. Suskind is an excellent provider. She is caring and concerned about my health and I have tremendous confidence in her.
    Oct 21, 2021
    I know my insurance is great otherwise then surgery what other option that was never discuss
    Oct 10, 2021
    I received a detailed explanation of next steps and possible courses of treatment available to me. Once I voiced what I was most comfortable with I feel like Dr. Suskind was very supportive of my decision.
    Sep 22, 2021
    The care provider gave options as to what kind of care would help the problem.
    Aug 08, 2021
    No follow up care has been scheduled.
    Jul 30, 2021
    I keep saying it was an exemplary experience- first the zoom meeting then the office visit
    Jul 28, 2021
    After my appointment I read the summary statement in my file. It included statement details I did not discuss with my doctor. The statements were prefaced with "These details were discussed."
    Jul 20, 2021
    Dr thought that UCSF did not offer Pelvic Physical Therapy for male patients. Not quite correct.
    Jun 15, 2021
    By the nature of the procedure and my unrelated health issues it is uncomfortable but Dr. Suskind and her team made me feel comfortable and cared fir
    May 22, 2021
    we did not discuss any options
    May 16, 2021
    I will be following up on the instructions Dr. Suskind gave me. Thank you.
    May 07, 2021
    Dr. Suskind was very kind in her bedside manner. She explained my test results and treatment options clearly and throughly answered my questions and addressed my fears and concerns with kindness and compassion. I was scared but felt she had my best interest in mind and she helped me to push through with what needed to be done.
    Apr 23, 2021
    Feb 23, 2021
    Explained everything clearly
    Feb 10, 2021
    I'm SCI and with urinary incontinence. I'm not getting the understanding of my very annoying frustrating situation that I would get if I went to a urologist who works with SCI patients and understands what we face every day. Dr. Suskind is an excellent urologist but she seems to not be experienced with SCI patients.
    Jan 29, 2021
    Ive done this treatment before so I'm familiar with it
    Jan 26, 2021
    she very good
    Jan 07, 2021
    Dt. Suskind is ver6 good but with the assistance of the nursing team I was completely heard and understood
    Dec 23, 2020
    Follow up care was to be scheduled by the Dr's assistant. I am waiting for a call from the assistant to call me.
    Dec 11, 2020
    Terrific team led by a terrific doc
    Oct 21, 2020
    Oct 02, 2020
    'oh that's weird'. Referring me to another dr that I don't have is not helpful.
    Sep 29, 2020
    Sep 17, 2020
    I was very impressed with my provider. I am so glad I was referred here. I am looking forward to seeing her in person for my next visit. I feel I am in capable professional yet personable hands
    Sep 10, 2020
    I would hesitate to recommend this practice because of the difficulty scheduling appointments. Dr. Suskind is a wonderful doctor. Its a shame that there are scheduling issues.
    Sep 08, 2020
    The doctor did a great job. She was clear concise and super time efficient and responded very effectively to the need for providing treatment in a limited very time frame.
    Sep 06, 2020
    dr Suskind explained a variety of possible treatments for my issue and then asked which ones I would be willing to try. I appreciated the level of respect for me and also my giving her my choices. I appreciated being given a choice to make my own decisions.
    Aug 31, 2020
    Dr Suskind is great!
    Aug 22, 2020
    very very good
    Jul 31, 2020
    we had bad connection and would cut-off during the conversations. any further questions or comments can be communicated through MyChart message
    Jul 15, 2020
    When I email my doctor I wish for the staff not to answer my questions but provide them directly to the doctor
    May 24, 2020
    There is no comparison between in person appointment and telehealth application. In person is much more favorable.

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