Dr. Eugene Sussman


Board Member

A distinguished board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Sussman has served as an officer or board member of a wide range of medical, educational, and social services organizations in Maryland. In 2009 he was honored as the Pediatrician of the Year by the Montgomery Prince Georges Pediatric Society. He became personally involved in brain injury when in 2012 his youngest child suffered TBI in an industrial accident. Learning of the Goldstein family’s experiences through Joel’s writings and videos, he began a very productive exploration of alternative therapies, joining the BART Foundation as a founding member of its board in 2016. He retired from practice in 2020, but has kept up an active research interest in TBI/ABI.

From 2006 to the present, he served on the Board of Directors and Emeritus Board of the Children’s National Medical Center, served for several years as Chairman Department of Pediatrics Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Chairman of Holy Cross Hospital Dept. of Pediatrics. He is a member or fellow of The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, The Montgomery County Medical Society, Montgomery Prince Georges Medical Society, and was many years member of The District of Columbia Allergy Society.

Sussman earned his BS from Fairleigh Dickenson University, and MD from Howard University College of Medicine. He did his residency at Walter Reed Medical Center in both Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology, going on to serve four years in the US Army as an Emergency Room General Medical Officer and Pediatrician, assigned to Korea and then Fort Meade Maryland.

His wife Tammy is The Felt Board Lady- creative and innovative digital felt stories, live storytelling, , creative endeavors, doll tea parties, and demonstrations of making felt characters, for ages 2 to 8. Dr. Sussman and Tammy have three children and four grandchildren.