Dr. Suzanne Goh is a board-certified pediatric neurologist. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in history and science from Harvard University. She went on to attend Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where she received a master’s degree in women’s studies and a master’s of business administration. Dr. Goh graduated from Harvard Medical School, cum laude, completing her pediatrics internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and her pediatric neurology residency at University of California, San Francisco.
Following a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Pediatric Brain Imaging Laboratory at Columbia University, she joined Columbia’s faculty as assistant professor of clinical neurology, with joint appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology. At Columbia, she also served as codirector of the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Clinic for Autism and Related Disorders, where she oversaw a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists specializing in the medical and behavioral treatment of children with autism.
Dr. Goh’s research has focused on mitochondrial and other metabolic disturbances in autism. She has also conducted brain imaging research to identify differences in neural circuitry in children with autism. Recently, she served as staff physician at the University of California, San Diego, Rady Children’s Hospital. She also served as medical director of the Suramin Autism Treatment Trial at the UCSD Mitochondrial Disease Center, which is the first research study to test a novel antipurinergic mitochondrial therapy in children with autism.
In 2013, she published the book, Spectacular Bond: Reaching the Child with Autism, with coauthors Dr. Marion Blank and Susan Deland. She is also coauthor of the ASD Language series of educational programs, which teach cognition and language to children with autism. In 2014, she established a multidisciplinary clinic in San Diego that offers comprehensive treatment for autism, bringing together specialists in neurology, genetics, nutrition, speech therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, family counseling, and intensive behavioral intervention, with the goal of providing a single, integrated solution and a therapeutic home for families and children with neurological special needs.