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$$ Susan Hupp, MD Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center


UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health

Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics,
American Board of Pediatrics/Critical Care
Languages Spoken: English,


Susan R. Hupp, M.D., is a pediatric critical care physician who practices with Children’s Health℠.

Dr. Hupp specializes in critical care and cardiovascular critical care. She treats children in the intensive care unit and sees a wide range of conditions, including congenital heart disease, respiratory failure, trauma, sepsis and neurological issues.

“I enjoy the complexity and fast pace of what we do,” says Dr. Hupp. “It’s about touching lives – being with sick children, working to get them out of the ICU, and interacting with their family and friends.”

Dr. Hupp also cares for patients who need extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a special procedure that uses a machine to take over the work of the heart and lungs until the child’s condition improves.

Dr. Hupp earned her medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2008. Afterward, she completed her residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the training home of the department of pediatrics at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Dr. Hupp also completed fellowships in pediatric critical care and clinical research at Duke University, and she earned a master’s degree in clinical research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

“I enjoy doing research and trying to find better ways to do things,” says Dr. Hupp. “How can we treat our patients more effectively? What can we learn to make outcomes better? It’s fun to dig deep into those questions.”

Another one of her favorite roles is training and mentoring new doctors. She serves as an assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center and associate director for the UTSW/Children’s Health℠ pediatric critical care fellowship program.

When off duty, Dr. Hupp enjoys the outdoors – hiking with her dog, a yellow Labrador retriever, and riding her horse, which she keeps on a farm outside of Dallas.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

Creighton University (2008)


Nationwide Children's Hospital (2011), Pediatrics


Duke University School of Medicine (2015), Pediatric Critical Care