- Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Susannah M. Briskin, MD, FAAP, is a Pediatric Sports Medicine specialist in the Division of Sports Medicine. She is a Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Briskin completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and her medical degree at The University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital where she served as a Chief Resident in her final year of training. Dr. Briskin completed a two-year fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio and joined the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in 2005.
Dr. Briskin is board certified in Pediatrics and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. She maintains her credentialing through the American Board of Pediatrics and participates in the maintenance of certification program in both fields.
Dr. Briskin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is an elected member of the Executive Committee for the AAP Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. In this role she advocates for athlete safety, physical fitness, and the dissemination of musculoskeletal education for Pediatricians. She is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and serves on the Education and Research committees. She is also an elected member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Briskin serves as the Fellowship Director of the University Hospitals Sports Medicine Institute Sports Medicine Fellowship, which began in 2008. The fellowship is the largest pediatric-based sports medicine fellowship in the country and the first one to obtain ACGME Osteopathic Recognition. In the role as Fellowship Director, Dr. Briskin co-ordinates and leads the educational program for four fellow trainees annually. The graduates of the UH program work all over the US and provide top level Sports Medicine services to athletes nationwide.
Dr. Briskin is the Medical Co-Director for the Ohio Youth Soccer Association North and team physician for that organization’s Olympic Development Program. She also is head team physician for Hathaway Brown School and Ursuline College. She also serves as the assistant team physician for Case Western Reserve University. Nationally, she has served as team physician for a number of elite athletic competitions, including the U.S. Senior Games, the U.S. Junior National Figure Skating Championship and the U.S. Open Wrestling Tournament.
Dr. Briskin has published more than a dozen papers in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. She is a peer reviewer for Pediatrics, Current Sports Medicine Reports, American Journal of Sports Medicine, and the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. She is a frequent presenter at medical conferences, including the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. She also is a popular speaker at local sports health events for parents, coaches and young athletes.
Honors and Recognitions
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
President’s Award, 2015, Ohio Youth North Soccer Association
Team Physician of the Year Award, 2018, Ohio Athletic Trainer’s Association
Top Doctor of Cleveland
- Female Athlete Care
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Non-Surgical Musculoskeletal Medicine
- Overuse / Chronic Sports Injuries
- Pediatric Sports Medicine
- Sports Hydration and Nutrition
- Sports Injuries
- Sports Overtraining and Fatigue
- Sports Performance and Performance Enhancement
- Sports Physicals
- Sports Related Back Pain
Patient Experience Reviews
4.8 out of 5
Patient Comments (13)
Reviewed On 9/2/2022
I,Gabe's mom,am very happy with Dr Briskin,and if we are ever in need of an orthopedic dr again,will definitely go to her.
Reviewed On 9/2/2022
*** provider was absolutely excellent both visits. Highly recommend
Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr Briskin n her staff truly care about my health physically mentally n spiritually/emotionally
Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Very observant and thorough.
Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr Briskin is wonderful!
Reviewed On 6/1/2022
The care my daughter received in this office was absolutely amazing! She's 9 and *** from the first appointment being put int the cast, x rays and coming out of the cast we were given the most genuine care. I mean my daughter was scared her fingers would never work, from the doctor sitting and chatting, explaining how everything works and giving her alternative activities she could do it was great. The support staff were awesome as well. Everyone was very knowledgeable and walked her through the entire process explaining what was going on step by step so she understood.
Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Went for help to manage a sports related condition and pain. Exam and questions were thorough and concise, as well as her instructions for treatment, which are already showing to help. She really listened to my son and spoke directly to him. He was very comfortable with her.
Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr. Briskin is fabulous.
Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Excellent visit! She is amazing and extremely talented doctor. She listens and cares about her patients. She remembers all medical history and she listens to everything I say. I only see her for any sports injury.
Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Dr Briskin is wonderful.
Reviewed On 2/1/2022
My provider was very professional, yet compassionate - she spoke to me as an equal, and took the necessary time to answer questions.
Reviewed On 1/1/2022
I can't say enough about how much we love Dr. Briskin. I have two teens that play competitive sports and we deal with occasional injuries. Love her bedside manner and how much she understands how important it is for the kids to get healthy and back to the field/court. She is so calming to me when I am worried about an injury.
Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Briskin is our absolute favorite doctor. We love her bedside manner. She is pleasant to talk to and very calming. We have so much trust in her. Both of my kids see her for sports related issues/injuries. We recommend her to friends all the time!
Certifications & Memberships
- Sports Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
- Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Fellowship | Sports Medicine - Pediatric
Sports Medicine - Pediatric - Akron Children's Hospital (2003 - 2005)
Residency | Pediatrics/Chief Resident
Pediatrics/Chief Resident - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (2002 - 2003)
Residency | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1999 - 2002)
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry (1999)
University Of Rochester (1994)
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As of December 31, 2016, Susannah Briskin did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.