Dr. Thomas M. Susko, MD

Dr. Thomas M. Susko, MD

Rheumatology | Male | 57 years old

Dr. Susko was born and raised in Los Angeles. He lived in Santa Monica...Read more

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      I have visited Dr. Susko a few times over the years. He is very thorough. He is kind. You do have to get used to him dictating while he is examining you but as soon as you realize he is not talking to YOU or someone else but to a machine it seems normal and you can be informed from what he says re what his findings are. He is rather professorial. I liked him a lot and would refer anyone to him who wants a REAL doctor. I hope he doesn't have to join a huge Health Monster in order to survive
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      Specialties

      • Rheumatology

      Board Certifications

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      • Rheumatology

      Conditions Treated

      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
      • Arthritis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bleeding Disorders
      • Bone Disorders
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
      • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Dermatomyositis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Foot Conditions
      • Gout
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
      • Kawasaki Disease
      • Knee Disorders
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Limb Cramp
      • Limb Pain
      • Limb Swelling
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lupus
      • Lyme Disease
      • Malaise and Fatigue
      • Muscle Weakness
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteoporosis
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
      • Polymyositis
      • Psoriatic Arthritis
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Raynaud's Disease
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylitis
      • Still's Disease
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Systemic Vasculitis
      • Temporal Arteritis
      • Trigger Finger
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vasculitis
      • Wegener's Granulomatosis

      Procedures Performed

      • Joint Drainage
      • Steroid Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Ludwig Maximiliams University / Medical Faculty

        Graduated in 1987

      • Internship Hospital
        Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center

        Completed in 1988

      • Residency Hospital
        Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center
      • Fellowship Hospital
        La County Usc Medical Center

        Completed in 1993

      • Undergraduate School
        Loyola Marymount University

        Graduated in 1980

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • German
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Susko's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Rheumatology
      • Board certified in Rheumatology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Susko says...

      Dr. Susko was born and raised in Los Angeles.  He lived in Santa Monica in his high school and college years.  He attended Loyola High School and Loyola Marymount University.  He did attended the Ludwig Maximilians University School of Medicine in Munich, Germany, ranked in the top 10 medical schools in the world at the time, currently ranked 44th in the world.  Internal medicine residency was at Presbyterian Denver Hospital and included training at the University of Colorado, Denver General Hospital, and Fitzsimmons Army Hospital. He then practiced internal medicine for one year at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles.

       

      He then did a three-year fellowship in rheumatology at LA County USC Medical Center which included physical rehabilitation medicine both at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital and USC University Hospital.  He was then hired as full-time faculty at the USC Keck School of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology.  Dr. Susko served there for 10 years full time.  Responsibilities as full-time faculty were diverse.  Clinical responsibilities included a busy outpatient practice.  At the same he had primary responsibility for the care of an average of 8 hospitalized patients at the USC University Hospital acute rehabilitation ward.  He participated in clinical trials for new drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis, including being principal investigator.  He gave lectures to be second-year USC medical students every year.  He was attending  physician for inpatients at LA County USC both for rheumatology and internal medicine a total of 4 months out of the year.  He was a member of the USC Department of Medicine Practice Operations Development Committee, and chairman of a subcommittee.

       

      In 2003, he started his private practice in Santa Monica at Providence St. Johns Health Center.  He also taught as voluntary faculty for the Cedars Sinai Medical Center Department of Rheumatology 2003-2014.  He was the chairman for the St. Johns Health Center postgraduate assembly, the major annual continuing education lecture series, in 2005 and again in 2015.  He has also been invited by Providence St. Johns Health Center to lecture for a timely Rheumatology topic in the community every year since 2010.