John, Susan D., M.D.

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Faculty, Pediatric Radiology
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Faculty Biography
Susan D. John, M.D. Professor and J.S. Dunn Distinguished Chair In Radiology

Susan D. John, M.D.

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Phone:
(713) 500-7626
Fax:
(713) 500-7639
Email:
Susan.D.John@uth.tmc.edu
Sr. Executive Assistant:
Clara.Coziar@uth.tmc.edu
  • Title(s)
    • Professor and Chair
    • John S. Dunn Distinguished Chair in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
    • Professor of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging and Pediatrics
    • Chief, Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC)
  • Location(s)
    • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
      6431 Fannin Street, MSB 2.130B
      Houston, Texas 77030

Diagnoses You Don't Want to Miss in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Download the presentation from Dr. John’s lecture (ppt 15 mb)

Education

1975
MT (ASCP)
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Houston, TX
1984
Doctor of Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Postgraduate Training

Residency
1984 – 1988
Radiology Residency
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
Fellowship
1988 – 1989
Pediatric Radiology Fellowship
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Professional Focus

Dr. John's expertise lies in diagnostic imaging of pediatric patients, including radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, MRI, and nuclear imaging. She has a special interest in emergency and acute care imaging of children and in pediatric ultrasound, especially the gastrointestinal tract. The Pediatric Radiology section plays a central role in the diagnosis and management of children at Children's Memorial Hospital.
Dr. John's primary research interests have involved the use of imaging for diagnosis of children in the emergency and acute care setting. Ultrasound is a special area of interest. She is an advocate for the use of ultrasound in evaluation of the causes for acute abdominal pain in children, such as appendicitis, mesenteric adenitis, intussusception, Henoch-Schoenlein purpura, and various inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. She has also investigated the use of ultrasound for cystic renal diseases and soft tissue masses in children. Pediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound and radiographic evaluation of acute musculoskeletal injuries and diseases are also areas of strong interest. She frequently lectures on pediatric elbow injuries . A third area of interest is acute abnormalities of the pediatric airway and lung, with particular attention to bronchial inflammatory conditions.

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology
American Board of Radiology with Added Qualifications in Pediatric Radiology

Honors and Awards

2005-2006
Dean's Teaching Excellence Award - The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
2002-2003
Dean's Teaching Excellence Award - The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
2001-2002
Dean's Teaching Excellence Award - The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Physician of the Year nominee: Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital
2000-2001
Dean's Teaching Excellence Award - The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
2000
Certificate of Merit
86th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America
Evaluating Cystic Lung Lesions in Childhood
2000
Magna Cum Laude Citation
11th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Emergency Radiology
The radiologic and clinical spectrum of mycoplasma pneumonia in children
2000
Certificate of Merit
100th Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society
The radiologic and clinical spectrum of mycoplasma pneumonia in children
1999
Certificate of Merit
85th Annual Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America
"The radiologic and clinical spectrum of mycoplasma pneumonia in children."
1998
Certificate of Merit
84th Annual Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, Illinois
November 28 - December 4, 1998
"Upper tibial hyperextension fractures in infants: Another occult toddler's fracture." Swischuk LE, John SD.