Norman L. Sussman, MD is Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation at Baylor College of Medicine. He is also the director of ECHO Texas, a program that partners Baylor faculty with medical providers in rural and under-served communities.
ECHO programs aim to improve medical expertise and health outcomes using video conferencing to develop expert health care networks to manage complex diseases. He also serves as Clinical Investigator/Sub-Investigator for Advanced Liver Therapies at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Sussman is board certified in gastroenterology, internal medicine and transplant hepatology.
Dr. Sussman earned his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa. His extensive training includes internships in internal medicine and surgery at Johannesburg General Hospital and senior house office positions in medicine and pediatrics at St. Charles' Hospital in London.
Following his time in England, Dr. Sussman completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Louis University Hospital in Missouri where he also served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Sussman’s clinical interests cover all aspects of liver disease. His research interests include assessment and management of acute liver failure, artificial liversupport, new agents to treat viral hepatitis and complications of advanced cirrhosis.