Suzanne E. Beck, MD

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Suzanne E. Beck, MD, is the Medical Director of the Sleep Center and an attending pulmonologist in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Asthma, Cystic fibrosis, Newly diagnosed to advanced cystic fibrosis, Sleep Medicine
Locations: Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

Phone: 215-590-3749

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD


Pediatrics - The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD


Pediatric Pulmonology - The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Eudowood Division of Pediatric Respiratory Sciences, Baltimore, MD

Board Certification

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Diplomate – National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Pediatric Pulmonology – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
Pulmonary Disease – American Board of Internal Medicine
Sleep Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Pulmonologist

Medical Director, Sleep Laboratory

Associate Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services



Del Rosso L, Berry RB, Beck SE, Wagner MH, Marcus CL: Pediatric Sleep Pearls, 1st edition. Elsevier. Elsevier (eds.). Elsevier, August 2016.


Beck, Suzanne E: Who Is at Risk for Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea? In: Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Sleep Disorders. Aaron S. Chidekel (eds.). Slack Incorporated, November 2015.

Beck SE. Hemoptysis. In: Schwartz's Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics, 6th Ed. Zorc JJ, Alpern ER, Brown LW, Loomes KM, Marino BS, Mollen CJ, Raffini LJ, (eds). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, July 2012.

Beck S.E. and Brooks, L.J. and The Section of Pediatric Pulmonology: Home Monitoring. In Pediatric Pulmonology, First Ed. Michael J. Light, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief, Carol Jean Blaisdell, MD, FAAP, Douglas N. Homnick, MD, MPH, FAAP, Michael S. Schechter, MD, MPH, FAAP, Miles M. Weinberger, MD, FAAP, (eds). American Academy of Pediatrics, January 2011.

Needleman JP and Beck SE: Other Extrapulmonary Complications and Treatment. Cystic Fibrosis in Lung Biology in Health and Disease. Julian L. Allen, Howard B. Panitch, Ronald C. Rubenstein, (eds). Informa Healthcare USA, Inc. 242: 356, 2010.

Beck SE: Hemoptysis. In: 5 minute Pediatric Consult, 5th edition  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins  2007.

Beck SE, Schidlow DV.: Bronchoscopy. In: Pediatrics. 1st ed. Osborn LM, Dewitt TG, First LR, Zenel JA. (eds.). Mosby, St. Louis, MO, Page: 1754-56, 2005 Notes: ISBN 0-323-01199-3.

Awards and Honors

2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Pediatric Pulmonology

2012, The Division of Sleep Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Allan Ian Pack Excellence in Teaching Award
1999, Young Investigator Award, Maryland Thoracic Society

1995-1999, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Fellowship

1992, ATS Travel Award

1986, Magna Cum Laude, West Chester University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2010-present, Ad hoc reviewer, Pediatrics

2010-present, Ad hoc review, Sleep

2008-present, ad hoc reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care

2008-present, Ad hic reviewer, Thorax

2007-present, Ad hoc reviewer, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Review

2006-present, Ad hoc reviewer, J Sleep Medicine

2004-present, Ad hoc reviewer, J Pediatrics

2000-present, Ad hoc reviewer, Pediatric Pulmonology

Academic and Institutional Committees

2013-present, Member, Readmission QI committee

2012-Present, Leader, Sleep Lab I Team

2011-present, Leader, Sleep CPAP QI Committee

2006-present, Advisor, Cystic Fibrosis Learning and Leadership QI Collaborative, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CF QI Committee member, advisor)

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2004-present, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

1995-present, American Thoracic Society

1991-present, American Academy of Pediatrics

1990-2004, American Medical Association