Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S., Chief of Staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S.

Chief of Staff; Director of Center for Excellence in Spine

Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S., is the chief of staff and director of the hospital’s Center for Excellence in Spine.

Specialties:

  • Scoliosis & Other Spine Disorders
  • Other Hip Disorders
"Dr. Sucato is an amazing physician and person. He was my doctor when I was a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. His care and wonderful bedside manner inspired me to continue to pursue my passion for medicine that I have had since I was a child. Now as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, I often try to emulate the care that Dr. Sucato provides.”

  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • Children’s Health Dallas
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System
  • UT Southwestern University Hospital – St. Paul
  • UT Southwestern James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center

Education

  • Canisius College, magna cum laude
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, magna cum laude

Internship

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine General Surgery

Residency

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowships

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine Basic Science Research
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis
  • Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland, Professor Reinhold Ganz Hip Preserving Surgery

  • Moe Award – Best Basic Science Poster, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society
  • Goldstein Award – Best Clinical Poster, 2008 Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society
  • Best Pediatric Poster, 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Best Clinical Podium Presentation, 2007 Annual Meeting of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 
  • William Beaumont Award, American Medical Association, 2005
  • Scoliosis Research Society Traveling Fellow, 2003

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000 Professional

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow 
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association 
  • Dallas County Medical Society 
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 
    • Endowment Committee, chairman, 2008-present 
    • Program Committee, 2006-2007
    • Industry Relations Committee, chairman, 2005-2007 
    • Awards Committee, 2004-2007 
    • Long-Range Planning Committee, 2004-2007
    • Member-at-large board of directors, 2004-2005 
  • Scoliosis Research Society Education Council 
    • Chair, 2010-present 
    • Website Committee, chair, 2007-2009; member, 2005-2009 
    • Endowment Committee, member 2006-2009 
  • Texas Medical Association 
  • American Medical Association 
  • North American Spine Society 
  • The United States Golf Association Resource Center for Individuals with Disabilities Resource Center Advisory Board 
  • American Orthopaedic Association 
  • HARMS Spine Study Group, member 
  • Spine Deformity Study Group, member 
  • POSNA/AAOS International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium Advisory Board, 2006-2007
  • Spine, reviewer 
  • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer 
  • Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, reviewer 
  • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author 
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, reviewer 
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, reviewer