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Susan Almazan, MD, Program Director


Dr. Almazan is a pediatric endocrinologist at Dayton Children’s and a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She came to Dayton Children's after completing her fellowship at Children's Hospital of Buffalo/State University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. She came to Dayton Children's to support our mission of serving children and their families. Dr. Almazan enjoys helping kids reach their highest potential. 

education and training

  • medical school: University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines
  • residency: Children’s Hospital of Michigan/Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Buffalo/State University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
  • board certification: Pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology

publications and presentations

  • Pena-Almazan S. Successful transition to sulfonylurea in neonatal diabetes, developmental delay, and seizures (DEND syndrome) due to R50P KCNJ11 mutation. Diabetes Res Clin Pract (2015),

  • Pena-Almazan S, Buchlis J, Miller S, Shine B and MacGillivray M: Linear Growth Characteristics of Untreated Congenitally GH-Deficient Infants from Birth to One Year of Age. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 86(12):5691-5694.

awards, honors and organizations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Pediatric Endocrine Society

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I get to take care of infants, children, and adolescents with diabetes, growth and puberty disorders, thyroid and adrenal problems among other disorders that affect the endocrine system.

I like working with kids because...

in each and every patient I see I am given the opportunity to help them reach their highest potential.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

of our mission to be of service to children and their families.

Dayton Children's is special because...

of the caring people who work here.

ratings and reviews

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Very caring and thorough; she asked many questions to gain a complete understanding of my child's condition and spent a great deal of time talking with us and explaining everything to make sure we were assured of what is going on. I really appreciate her time and sincerity.

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they treated us very well

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Dr. Almazan has been amazing. She's always on time. She's always professional, she answers all of my questions thoroughly. She gives me plenty of opportunity to think of anything I need to know. She's very informative. I wouldn't have any other doctor treat my children.

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We always have a great experience for our appointments with the endo team and Dr. Almazan. The nurses and aides always are always kind to us and directly engage with my daughter. Dr. Almazan explains things thoroughly. We always get into our appointment timely.

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