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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 (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    303 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 17, 2023
    Dr. Suskind is one of best doctors I have encountered. She has the expertise and knowledge combined with a warm and caring manner that make her a standout
    Nov 04, 2023
    Overall she was a very good provider though I was very disappointed that there were not many viable options for treatment for me.
    Oct 15, 2023
    Oct 13, 2023
    Dr. Suskind is an excellent practitioner. She is a good listener and takes the time to address all my concerns.
    Oct 06, 2023
    Not a good communicator . Didn't offer explanations of her comments. Minimal exchange even when explanations were sought.
    Oct 06, 2023
    Did not seem completely prepared for apt with a for knowledge of all materials that would be needed for the procedure.
    Sep 10, 2023
    The entire staff is incredible and I tell everyone that UCSF is the best
    Sep 04, 2023
    I m extremely satisfied with my care provider
    Aug 30, 2023
    Dr. Suskind is an excellent urologist!I have nothing but positive things to Say About her'
    Aug 26, 2023
    The provider did not affirm that I had gone through a difficult illness and frustrating medical experience prior to UCSF. When I asked: "How will this plan identify the root cause of my issue?" my practitioner responded "I don't understand what you mean." When I gave examples to clarify this I was met with "this is our standard of care" to shut the conversation down. I was disappointed because I chose UCSF precisely because I hoped for practitioners with research experience and a willingness to tailor a personalised approach - especially for women's health issues not often taken seriously in a medical context. I did not find the provider forthcoming on options (rarely do these issues have one simple solution) and I had to probe to get any further information on my options/risks/benefits.
    Aug 25, 2023
    I was seen by three very kind doctors and nurses concerned about my comfort etc.
    Aug 25, 2023
    I look forward to discussions that analyze and treat my health issues with such a highly skilled and talented medical professional
    Aug 18, 2023
    I was very anxious before visit but had a good experience
    Aug 12, 2023
    I really liked her questions to me she listened and asked me my thoughts about it.
    Jul 15, 2023
    Dr. Suskind is extremely knowledgeable and is engaged with me the patient.
    Jul 09, 2023
    A shinning star in the UCSF family of doctors.
    Jul 02, 2023
    Due to poor connection of visit I/we discontinued call. So above questions don't apply. We didn't get that far. What happened next upset me very much. Rather that correcting the problem and getting back to me she rescheduled me for another visit IN FOUR WEEKS. I had already waited 2 months for that visit!!!
    Jun 30, 2023
    While this care provider is very knowledgeable in her field she lacks the friendliness empathy and rapport building that makes a patient/provider relationship successful. The conversation is very rushed and my concerns are not addressed. It does not feel like a conversation at all with this provider instead it feels like she's just pushing you through an assembly line. This has not been my experience with other providers at UCSF.
    Jun 30, 2023
    I had to fill out a lengthy questionnaire online prior to visit then another questionnaire on paper when I arrived for the visit. Lots of repetitive information including medications surgical history and birthdate which are already in the computer. I got the impression that the MD didn't look at the information on line.
    Jun 25, 2023
    Dr. Suskind completed the procedures and then returned in about fifteen minutes with a full report with charts and graphs that she clearly interpreted for me in a clear understanding manner. This led to several options to address the problem and the pros and cons of each. I feel that I was given excellent professional advice regarding my health in a thoughtful and considerate manner and have confidence in moving forward.
    Jun 17, 2023
    I had trouble filling in the New Patient Form and finally copied data and sent it as a message. I am not sure it reached the doctor as she asked me those questions. Not her fault just my computer's fault.
    Jun 16, 2023
    They made a stressful procedure a lot easier
    Jun 13, 2023
    I recommended that they provide some kind of local anesthetic for the cystoscopy and associated catheters. Painful.
    Jun 12, 2023
    Excellent in all respects!
    May 18, 2023
    Doctor Suskind was very thorough and an excellent communicator
    May 17, 2023
    I had hoped that the requested testing would answer questions about my condition but I discovered that the answers to my concerns were outside the scope of the tests.
    May 16, 2023
    It was a pleasure to talk with Dr. Suskind regarding my medical issues. She is clearly an expert in her field and able to convey a layman understanding to guide me through the planned tests and possible modes of therapy.
    May 13, 2023
    I didn't feel like there was enough time spent with the doctor to really explain the Results of the procedure and exactly what I have.
    Mar 01, 2023
    Appreciate Dr. Suskind took the time and proposed plan to address my issue.
    Feb 28, 2023
    She listened but whether she shared any care or concerns about my issue would be false in my opinion. At one point I felt she may have been bothered annoyed by having to answer the one question I did ask. I didn't feel comfortable sharing the full scope of problems I deal with daily. It felt more like an interrogation and when complete she'd provide a probable solution.
    Feb 17, 2023
    Dr Suskind is a wonderful clinician!
    Feb 16, 2023
    I truly appreciate the information of the steps in my medical chart very professional.
    Jan 31, 2023
    Visit was very rushed
    Jan 13, 2023
    Dec 21, 2022
    I had a few questions that were left unanswered.
    Dec 06, 2022
    This was a returning patient visit and she initially had no test results to speak about but looked them up after our visit and called me back within a few minutes for a more substantive discussion. Awesome.
    Nov 18, 2022
    In-person contact with nurse and doctor were excellent but communications with people at UCSF were difficult by phone FAX and email.
    Nov 11, 2022
    The provider was informative tentive and concern. Answered all my questions with knowledge and left me feeling well taken care of.
    Nov 04, 2022
    All good - except contacting clinic by phone! Bad.
    Oct 28, 2022
    Dr Suskind is a great physician
    Oct 22, 2022
    The nurses and Dr Suskind were terrific
    Aug 28, 2022
    Dr. Suskind was very friendly and thorough with medical questions. She's a great listener and provided an extremely informative after visit summary which impressed me most of all.
    Aug 23, 2022
    Experience was good
    Aug 12, 2022
    Would recommend wholeheartedly
    Aug 11, 2022
    Dr. Suskind is top shelf. Smart caring and listens. Doesn't get any better.
    Aug 11, 2022
    Aug 09, 2022
    Dr. Suskind was very professional friendly engaging and knowledgeable.
    Aug 02, 2022
    I always feel well cared for by Dr. Suskind.
    May 18, 2022
    Felt like I was being rushed through the appointment
    May 18, 2022
    The physician was wonderful but failed to mention that it would be 3 more months before I would receive ANY care!
    Apr 26, 2022
    Can't have confidence in her understanding of the problem or her recommendations.
    Apr 22, 2022
    They always give me thorough accurate instructions
    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