Harboring an affinity for medicine and teaching since coming of age, Suzanne I. Riskin, MD, garnered inspiration for her future career from her parents. The daughter of a physician and a teacher, she recognized the sense of fulfillment that comes from treating and educating others. Combining these two qualities, Dr. Riskin resolved to embark upon a professional career that would ultimately culminate in her success as a medical instructor.
Initially enrolling at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Riskin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology and folklore in 1998. She subsequently completed additional coursework in pre-medicine. Concluding her academic efforts in 2007, Dr. Riskin obtained an MD from the University Of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Furthermore, she completed a residency in internal medicine at the aforementioned institution between 2008 and 2010.
Throughout her tenure, Dr. Riskin served within multiple capacities as a mentor of health and human anatomy. Additionally, she has worked as a teacher for the Emerson Fales-Ransom Everglades School, the Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School and the David Posnack Jewish Day School. At the university level, Dr. Riskin contributed her knowledge to Nova Southeastern University as a professor. Presently, she excels as an instructor of basic science at the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Riskin attributes her success to patience and staying determined. The balance between both is required. In addition to her family members, she received much encouragement from her many mentors including a genetics professor, Thomas Temple, as well as a surgeon oncologist at the University of Miami. The advice that she offers to fellow members aspiring to work in the field is for individuals to remain interested in the new developments surrounding medicine and technology. Additionally, Dr. Riskin believes it is important to stay on top of medical topics and research, as it determines how to properly care for patients in the future.
Dr. Riskin additionally maintains her civic responsibilities as a student advisor and a member of the executive faculty council at the aforementioned institution. In light of her accomplishments, she has been distinguished with a Community Involvement Award. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, cooking, walking, traveling, listening to music and volunteering as a cheerleader in her spare time. In five years, Dr. Riskin plans to be assisting in the next phase of her developing her educational program. She would like to be remembered as a professor who had a wealth of knowledge, was easy-going and an encouraging figure to students.