Suzanne Manzoni is an orthopaedic nurse navigator in the Division of Orthopaedics, navigating and organizing referrals and consults for complex orthopedic patients, primarily spinal patients, especially in regards to preparation for surgery. She coordinates their care pre and post-op, provides education, and is a conduit between the patients and their surgeon. She is a nurse coordinator for Dr. Patrick Cahill, MD.

Prior to coming to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Suzanne worked for 17 years at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, 10 years as inpatient and seven years as outpatient. She served as a care coordinator for three spine surgeons and managed their outpatient population by coordinating clinics, surgeries and any consults needed. She also worked with patients from other countries and was a resource for housing and medical needs.

Education and Training

Board Certification


Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Orthopedic Nurse Navigator

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Data gathering for HARMS Study Group

FDA clinical trial for vertebral body tethering