Susana joined DSSP in early 2018 and has been a Physician Assistant since 2012. She grew up in Tucson and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona. After a few years working in the physical therapy world, she packed up her life and moved to Miami, Florida, where she received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Medical Science Physician Assistant studies at Barry University. Although she loved getting in touch with her Cuban roots and misses seeing the beach every day, she returned to Arizona to settle down. Susana is married with two beautiful kids and two ugly dogs. A die hard Wildcats fan, when she is not treating patients in the clinic she is usually cheering on her team or traveling down to attend a game in Tucson.
Susana truly has a passion for medicine and a positive attitude that can be infectious. She strives to treat each patient like family and will go above and beyond to help them achieve their health goals.
Master of Clinical Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies 2012
Barry University – Miami, Florida
Bachelor of Science 2006
Major General Biology
Minors in Spanish and Chemistry
University of Arizona
Nationally Certified by the NCCPA
Member American Association of Physician Assistants
Member Arizona Academy of Physician Assistants
"My fellowship at Desert Spine and Sports Physicians was such a wonderful experience! I learned so much about the nuances of treating the spine and delivering quality patient care in the setting of a real-world, private practice. My mentors and colleagues not only offered their guidance, but were always open to answering all of my questions. Furthermore, the warmth and support of all of the staff made it a joy to be a part of DSSP, one big family!"
“Your staff is wonderful. From the receptionist in the front to your skilled, kind and considerate medical staff in the back. Those individuals who cared for me before, during and after the procedures … showed considerable skills and concern.”
"I have been a patient here for over a year and every time I come for an appointment I am received as a VIP. Thank you."
"OMG! You guys are awesome!! Thank you!"
We are here for you. We continue to offer Telehealth visits (select insurances cover this) in addition to in-office appointments for evaluation and management of your pain complaints. Also while Arizona has lifted its mask mandate, we are still maintaining mask protocols in addition to social distancing and sanitization protocols in order to protect our patients and employees.