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Susannah Briskin, MD

Susannah Briskin, MD

  • Specialty: Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatrics
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  • Primary Location: 4176 State Route 306 (15 mi.)
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  • Languages Spoken: English

Office Locations

UH RBC Perrico Health Center (15 mi.)

4176 State Route 306
Ste 300
Willoughby, OH 44094

UH Ahuja Risman Pavilion (5 mi.)

1000 Auburn Dr
Ste 210
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Ahuja Medical Center (7 mi.)

3999 Richmond Rd
Ste 1600
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Ahuja Medical Center (7 mi.)

3999 Richmond Rd
Ste 2700
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH RBC Solon Health Center (12 mi.)

34055 Solon Rd
Ste 200
Solon, OH 44139

Biography: Susannah Briskin, MD


  • Concussions
  • 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


  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

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)

Medical Education
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry (1999)

University Of Rochester (1994)


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

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Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5
- based on 51 Ratings

This provider is always nice and very attentive to my needs.


Right from the start when making the appointment *** was extremely helpful. Dr. Briskin was also wonderful and listened to concerns and identified my sons issue. *** I highly recommend Dr. Briskin and her staff. Thank You!


Great experience


We saw Dr. Briskin for a second opinion for an injury. She was very caring and showed concern. She was thorough and wanted to consult with a surgeon. She said she would be keep us informed. Dr. Briskin called the next day to follow up and we were scheduled with an appointment within the next week.


Dr .Briskin is phenomenal. She is the best ortho peds doctor I've ever seen and I've seen alot. I have 5 boys.


Very efficient office visit today.


Very attentive to my needs.


I appreciated the time Dr. Briskin took with me to explain my health issue. She was very thorough and I understood what she was explaining to me about my condition.


Dr Briskin was very caring and concerned for the injury my son received and what he is going through. She also had a resident and he was very good as well.


Great experience & a great doctor!!


Such an amazing experience. Had seen Dr. Briskin awhile back and she's just a truly amazing doctor and set me up for success for recovery. The level of care and recommendations were great and I have not seen this much relief since the Injury back in ***.

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Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Susannah Briskin did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.