Frederick J Suchy, MD
- ADJUNCT PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
Frederick J. Suchy, M.D. is an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor of arts degree in 1970 and received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1974, where he was a member of AOA. He completed a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center from 1974-1977, followed by a year as Chief Resident. He was then a fellow in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Cincinnati from 1978-1982. In 1982, he joined the faculty at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati and became Professor of Pediatrics in 1988. Between 1988 and 1996, he was Professor of Pediatrics and Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology/Hepatology at Yale University School of Medicine. He moved to New York in 1996. He served as chair of Pediatrics between 1996-2009.
Dr. Suchy has held numerous national leadership positions critical to clinical practice and research in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology. He has served on the Subboard in Pediatric Gastroenterology of the American Academy of Pediatrics and on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for Pediatric Gastroenterology. He has been member and Chair of the Research Committees of both the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). He has served on the Executive Council of both organizations. In 1994, he became President of NASPGHAN and is completing a year as the President of AASLD, only the second pediatrician in the over 50-year history of this organization to serve in this capacity. While President of NASPGHAN, he initiated the Young Investigator Grants Program which has grown over the last decade and has been very successful in fostering the initial research of outstanding physician/scientists in pediatric gastroenterology. He continues to serve on the Governing Board of the American Liver Foundation. He is currently the chair of the Selection Committee for the NIH-funded Pediatric Scientist Development Program. He is on the Board of Trustees of the International Pediatric Research Foundation, and has been selected to serve as its next President. He has also been a member of numerous NIH review groups, and has served as Chair of the General Medicine A Study Section of the NIDDK.
Dr. Suchy’s research is focused on transport systems in developing liver and mechanisms of cholestatic liver disease. His research has been consistently supported by the National Institutes of Health. He has held a MERIT award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and continues with basic and clinical research related to liver disease supported by the NIH. Dr. Suchy’s research has been recognized by a number of awards, including the Pediatric Research prize from the American Liver Foundation, the Excellence in Research Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Sass-Korsak Award for excellence in the practice of the science of hepatology from the Canadian Liver Foundation, and the Shwachman Award for major scientific contributions to the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN). He has also been recognized by membership in prestigious academic societies including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Pediatric Society.In The News
Dr. Suchy discusses jaundice in newborns in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up. View the PDF.
Dr. Suchy's research has focused on hepatic transport mechanisms which contribute to bile formation and which may be altered during cholestatic liver disease. He has studied the development and regulation of liver basolateral and canalicular transport proteins for bile salts. In more recent years, he has been interested in the role of nuclear receptors in regulating bile acid transporters and the membrane polarity of these transporters in both liver and intestine. He has been supported continuously for over 20 years by grants from the National Institutes of Health and currently holds a MERIT award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. His research has received several awards, including the Pediatric Research Award from the American Liver Foundation (1983), the Excellence in Research Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (1994), and the Sass-Korsak Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Hepatology (2000).