Title: Instructor of General Medicine and Basic Sciences
Company: Nova Southeastern University
Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Suzanne I. Riskin, MD, Instructor of General Medicine and Basic Sciences at Nova Southeastern University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in internal medicine.
Harboring more than 20 years of professional experience in her field, Dr. Riskin has excelled as an instructor of general medicine and basic sciences at the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2019. She previously worked as an instructor of anatomy and physiology at South Plains College in 2019, as an adjunct professor of anatomy and physiology at Nova Southeastern University in 2018 and as an adjunct professor of microbiology and biology at Broward College from 2014 to 2016 and in 2018. Additionally, she was active in academics as a teacher of environmental science at Fisher High School with the David Posnack Jewish Day School from 2017 to 2018, as a teacher of biology, anatomy and physiology at the Scheck Hillel Community School from 2013 to 2014 and as a project manager for WSI Online Solutions from 2010 to 2011. Dr. Riskin began her career as a teacher for scholastic aptitude tests and graduate record examinations for Kaplan Test Preparation from 1998 to 1999 and an advisor, teacher of biology and ecology and soccer and volleyball coach for Ransom Everglades School from 1999 to 2000.
Initially obtaining a certification from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors in 1993, Dr. Riskin pursued a formal education at the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences, from which she earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology and folklore in 1998. She subsequently returned to her studies at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, graduating in 2007 with a Doctor of Medicine. She later refined her skills through a residency in internal medicine at the aforementioned medical school between 2008 and 2010. Dr. Riskin was drawn to her field from an early age as she was greatly inspired by her parents, having been raised by both a physician and an educator.
Beyond her primary professional responsibilities, Dr. Riskin has further flourished on a number of brief terms on committees and councils with Nova Southeastern University and the University of Miami throughout her career. Operating independently as a consulting assistant in electronic health record transition and as a medical scribe in 2010 and 2017, she also served the Center City Animal Clinic in Philadelphia as a veterinary technician and office manager from 1996 to 1998. She continues to contribute to her community through posts with Susan G. Komen, the American Red Cross, the Arthritis Foundation, the Miami Jewish Health System, Habitat for Humanity, Boggy Creek Gang Camp and Reach Out and Read, among other organizations. Likewise, Dr. Riskin remains affiliated with the American Medical Association and the Penn Alumni Interview Program.
Notably highlighted among Who’s Who of Professional Women, Dr. Riskin has proudly accepted a Community Involvement Award, a medical grant from the National Institutes of Health in 2002 and a trustee scholarship from the University of Miami in 2006. She attributes her stellar success as a physician and educator to her balance between her patience and her determination. Looking toward the future, Dr. Riskin hopes to aid in the coming phases of program development for the next generation of medical professionals at Nova Southeastern University.
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