Dr. Suskind has practiced psychiatry and psychoanalysis in San Diego since 1976. He has a background
in molecular biology, surgery, psychiatry and psychoanalysis. A 1972 graduate of Case Western Reserve University Medical
School, Dr. Suskind then completed a surgery internship at UCSD, followed by a psychiatric residency at UCSD, where he was
the Chief Resident (and “Outstanding Resident of the Year”).
Dr. Suskind is an Associate Clinical Professor
of Psychiatry at UCSD Medical School, where for 10 years he served as the coordinator and primary teacher for the psychodynamic
psychotherapy tract. He continues to teach at UCSD, where he has received the UCSD Outstanding Teacher Recognition Award
several times for this work. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. Dr. Suskind
also teaches on the Senior Faculty at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute & Society, where he has served as the Vice
Chairman of the Board. He has also served as a past committee chairperson for the San Diego Psychiatric Society.
Dr. Suskind is an active member of the American Psychiatric
Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psychoanalytic Association, and the San Diego County
Medical Society. Dr. Suskind’s main interest and most of his work are spent in the clinical practice of outpatient
psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. He also serves as a supervisor and consultant for psychiatrists and psychoanalysts.