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Susan Almazan, MD, Program Director

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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. 

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Scheduling in-person appointments for new patients only. For follow-up, second opinion or video visit appointments, please call​ 937-641-4000.

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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It's stressful having to go to the hospital for your child but the place felt cheerful & everyone was so kind & helpful & made the experience much better

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Dr. Almazan was professional and informative. She took her time. She did she explained everything thoroughly. She did not leave us waiting in the room. She was perfect everything about her. I really like I didn't feel rushed and I felt like I had all my questions answered and she did a very very good job and very smart lady that told me everything I need to know about my child's disorder would definitely recommend her to everyone I know and I think that she did a wonderful job.

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The doctor was very attentive to my questions and concerns very patient. I was really impressed with her demeanor and felt really good that she was the doctor.

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Dr. Almazan is very personable and explains things in terms that you understand as not being a medical professional and words that you can understand. So she is amazing and so is all of her staff that we have encountered and we will continue to see her until we don't have to anymore. So we just love her. Thank you.

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