About Dr. Susarla
Specialty Board Certifications: Pediatric Pulmonology & Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Professional Memberships: Harris County Medical Society, Texas Pediatric Society, Texas Medical Association, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics, Indian Doctors Association of Houston, American Academy of Physicians of Indian Origin
Special Interests: Asthma, recurrent childhood wheezing, infantile apnea, allergic/interstitial lung diseases, obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-related breathing disorders
Office Locations: Memorial City, Sugar Land, The Woodlands
College: University of Texas at Austin, BS Biology
Medical School: UTMB Galveston, MD
Residency: Pediatrics, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology, Texas Children’s Hospital; Baylor College of Medicine
Hobbies and Outside Interests: Tennis, Gardening, Guitar, International travel
Marital Status and Number of Children: Married, 2 children
Feigin’s Handbook of Pediatrics and Neonatology (in press, 1st ed. 2010), contributing author “Hemoptysis in children”.
Porter P, Susarla SC, et al. Link between allergic asthma and airway mucosal infection suggested by proteinase-secreting household fungi. Mucosal Immunology 2009. 2(6): 504-17.
Susarla SC, Fan, LL. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage syndromes in children. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2008 19(3):314-320.
Kiss A, Montes M, Susarla SC, et al. A new mechanism regulating the initiation of allergic airway inflammation. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2007 120(2): 334-42.
American Thoracic Society, May 2008 (Poster Presentation): “Reassessmentof the Interleukin 13 Paradigm for Proteinase-Dependent Allergic Lung Disease”
Honors / Awards
McLaughlin Fellowship Award – “Expression of antigen-presenting elements of murine mucosal epithelium”
Virginia McFarland Award for Oral Presentation of Research (1 of 4 chosen clinical postdoctoral fellows)