Biography

Suzanne Dakil, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in child abuse prevention and treatment. 

Dr. Dakil earned her medical degree at the University of Louisville. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in general pediatrics/child abuse, both at UT Southwestern. 

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in child abuse pediatrics, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2010. 

Dr. Dakil is a member of the Referral and Evaluation of At-Risk Children (REACH) team at Children’s Health, the only clinic in North Texas with providers specifically trained and certified in child abuse pediatrics. She is also Director of the Child Abuse Fellowship at UT Southwestern. Dr. Dakil serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Child Abuse and Neglect and is a member of the Ray E. Helfer Society and the Texas Medical Association. 

She has delivered numerous national and regional invited lectures and published several academic articles.

In 2013, she earned the Darwin Adams Award from the North and Northwest Cook County Children’s Advocacy Center.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2008-2010), Pediatrics
  • Residency - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2005-2008), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - University of Louisville School of Medicine (2001-2005)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Pediatric Association (2008-2011)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow (2008)
  • Ray Helfer Society, Scholar Member (2010)
Honors & Awards
  • Fellow's Travel Grant 2009-2010, Pediatric Academic Society
  • Young Investigator's Award 2010, American Pediatric Society
  • Darwin Adams Award 2013, North and Northwest Cook County Children's Advocacy Center
  • Irish Burch Partner Relations Award for Medical 2019
Books & Publications