Dr. Russel Suda

Dr. Russell Suda

Chief Medical Director

Dr. Russell Suda is a highly accomplished Ob/Gyn physician with a career spanning over four decades, marked by his unwavering commitment to women’s health. As a double board-certified specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Anatomic Pathology, Dr. Suda’s expertise and dedication to his field are truly remarkable.
Dr. Suda’s journey in the field of Ob/Gyn began with his training at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he honed his skills and knowledge. Throughout his extensive career, he has made significant contributions to the field.

Currently, Dr. Suda holds the crucial role of Medical Director for the Suda Institute. His primary focus in recent years has been on Substance Use complicating pregnancy, an area where he is certified and deeply involved. Dr. Suda firmly believes in the power of pregnancy as a source of hope for recovery from addiction. He advocates for comprehensive care at the medical, behavioral health, and social service levels for women facing addiction, recognizing that such care can greatly enhance the journey to recovery. He has observed that mothers often find the strength to achieve for their babies what they may struggle to achieve for themselves.

Dr. Suda’s remarkable career began in 1985 when he joined the faculty at the New York Medical College. During his time there, he served as the director of medical student education in obstetrics and gynecology and held a dual appointment in the departments of OB-GYN and pathology. In 1986, he transitioned to the University of Oklahoma, where he continued to contribute significantly to his field.

Between 1991 and 2002, Dr. Suda operated a solo and later a partnership practice in obstetrics and gynecology in rural Washington State. His commitment to serving diverse communities took him to Fort Stewart and Fort Bragg for two years while relocating his family to North Carolina.

From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Suda expanded his impact by assuming the role of Medical Director for the Federally Qualified Community Health Clinic in Concord, NC, further exemplifying his commitment to enhancing healthcare access in underserved communities.

Dr. Suda has served as the OB Champion for Community Care of Southern Piedmont since 2011. His work in this capacity has focused on the development of a coordinated system of care that involves medicine, behavioral health, pain management, and social services for pregnant women who are using narcotics. This initiative, known as the SUN Project (Substance Use Network), has had a profound impact on the well-being of pregnant women in Cabarrus, Rowan, and Stanly Counties.

Dr. Suda’s educational background is equally impressive. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at Washington University in St. Louis and his medical degree from St. Louis University. He completed a three-year residency in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Missouri, followed by a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His dedication to lifelong learning and excellence is underscored by his board certifications in both Anatomic Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Russel Suda’s enduring commitment to women’s health and his extensive contributions to the field of Ob/Gyn have left an indelible mark on the healthcare landscape, making him a highly respected and admired figure in his field.