Susanna Sorrentino, MD

Susanna Sorrentino, MD
Pediatric, Genetics

Doctor Specialty Pediatrics

Dr. Susanna Sorrentino, a specialist in genetics, has joined the UNLV Medicine Pediatric Center. She comes to Southern Nevada from California, where for two years she was the Valley Children’s Hospital Director of the Cancer Genetics Program and Director of the Cardio Genetics Program. Valley Children’s is an educational affiliate of Stanford University.

Dr. Sorrentino sees patients and teaches medical students/residents. She serves as the section chief for genetics and is an assistant professor of pediatrics with the UNLV School of Medicine.

A 2004 graduate of the Ross University School of Medicine in the West Indies, she completed a residency in pediatrics at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY in 2007. In 2009 she completed a fellowship in genetics and genomic sciences at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Sorrentino has also served for two years as the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Director of the Rare and Undiagnosed Disease Program. There she provided inpatient and outpatient genetic consultations for pediatric patients dealing with challenges that included genetic syndromes, inborn errors of metabolism and cancer.

During her 10-year career, Dr. Sorrentino has also worked in private practice and as a hospitalist. She has evaluated patients in both neonatal and pediatric intensive care units as well as provided consultations for expectant parents with concerns for birth defects or a family history of a genetic condition.

An accomplished researcher, she has conducted studies on genetic conditions and her work has appeared in distinguished publications, including the Journal of Medical Genetics.