Daniel J. Sucato, M.D.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedics


Daniel Sucato, M.D., M.S., has been on staff at Scottish Rite for Children since completing the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at Scottish Rite for Children in 1998. He graduated magna cum laude from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Sucato received his medical degree (magna cum laude) and a Master of Science degree in biophysics from Buffalo School of Medicine, State University of New York, where he also completed his general surgery internship, orthopaedic residency, and basic science research fellowship. He served as one of three International Traveling Fellows for the Scoliosis Research Society in 2003. During this three-week fellowship, Dr. Sucato delivered research presentations, studied and discussed landmark cases, observed surgeries at centers throughout Europe and collaborated with international spine experts. Dr. Sucato is widely published in the area of spinal deformity and has delivered dozens of presentations worldwide. His interests are spinal deformity; thoracoscopic approaches to the spine; hip conditions; adolescent hip dysplasia and its treatment with the Ganz pericetabular osteotomy. He is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and is an active staff member at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Dr. Sucato is also a member of the American Medical Association; the Texas Medical Association; the Scoliosis Research Society; the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

In 2018, he was named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly.

Education & Training
  • Other Post Graduate Training - State University of New York at Buffalo (1991-1997)
  • Fellowship - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital (1997-1998), Pediatric Orthopedics & Scoliosis
  • Residency - State University of New York , Buffalo (1992-1997), Orthopaedics
  • Graduate School - State University of New York at Buffalo (1991-1997)
  • Internship - State University of New York , Buffalo (1991-1992), General Surgery
  • Medical School - State University of New York at Buffalo (1987-1991)
  • Undergraduate School - Cansius College (1983-1987)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2022
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2021
  • International Traveling Fellow 2003, Scoliosis Research Society
Books & Publications
  • Spinal deformity (scoliosis and kyphosis)
  • Hip conditions in the adolescent and young adult