Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S., Chief of Staff at Scottish Rite for Children

Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S.

Chief of Staff

Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S., is the chief of staff and director of Scottish Rite's Center for Excellence in Spine.


  • Scoliosis & Spine
  • Hip Disorders

Areas of Treatment:

  • Pediatric Hip Conditions
  • Adolecent Hip Conditions
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Adolescent Hip Dysplasia
  • Perthes Disease
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement
"Dr. Sucato is an amazing physician and person. He was my doctor when I was a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. His care and wonderful bedside manner inspired me to continue to pursue my passion for medicine that I have had since I was a child. Now as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, I often try to emulate the care that Dr. Sucato provides.”

  • Scottish Rite for Children
  • Children’s Health Dallas
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System
  • UT Southwestern University Hospital – St. Paul
  • UT Southwestern James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center


  • Canisius College, magna cum laude
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, magna cum laude


  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine General Surgery


  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery


  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine Basic Science Research
  • Scottish Rite for Children Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis
  • Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland, Professor Reinhold Ganz Hip Preserving Surgery

  • Moe Award – Best Basic Science Poster, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society
  • Goldstein Award – Best Clinical Poster, 2008 Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society
  • Best Pediatric Poster, 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Best Clinical Podium Presentation, 2007 Annual Meeting of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 
  • William Beaumont Award, American Medical Association, 2005
  • Scoliosis Research Society Traveling Fellow, 2003

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000 Professional

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow 
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association 
  • Dallas County Medical Society 
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 
    • Endowment Committee, chairman, 2008-present 
    • Program Committee, 2006-2007
    • Industry Relations Committee, chairman, 2005-2007 
    • Awards Committee, 2004-2007 
    • Long-Range Planning Committee, 2004-2007
    • Member-at-large board of directors, 2004-2005 
  • Scoliosis Research Society Education Council 
    • Chair, 2010-present 
    • Website Committee, chair, 2007-2009; member, 2005-2009 
    • Endowment Committee, member 2006-2009 
  • Texas Medical Association 
  • American Medical Association 
  • North American Spine Society 
  • The United States Golf Association Resource Center for Individuals with Disabilities Resource Center Advisory Board 
  • American Orthopaedic Association 
  • HARMS Spine Study Group, member 
  • Spine Deformity Study Group, member 
  • POSNA/AAOS International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium Advisory Board, 2006-2007
  • Spine, reviewer 
  • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer 
  • Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, reviewer 
  • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author 
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, reviewer 
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, reviewer

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