Susan Black, M.D.

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Susan Black, MD
Professor and Vice Chair for Education
Residency Program Director

Dr. Black can be reached at 205.934.6525 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Clinical Subspecialty and Area(s) of Interest

  • Neuroanesthesiology

Education and Degrees

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Medical Doctor, 1983
  • Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, General Surgery Residency, 1984
  • Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Residency, 1986
  • Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Anesthesiology Chief Resident, 1986
  • Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Fellowship in Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, 1987


Awards and Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Outstanding Premedical Student, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Outstanding Student in College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama at  Birmingham
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Outstanding Presentation Award, Midwest Anesthesia Residents' Conference
  • Best Teacher of the Year Award, Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Best Doctors in America: Southeast Region
  • Top Ten Teachers of the Year, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Anesthesiology


Professional Societies

  • Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Medical Association State of Alabama
  • Jefferson County Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists


Recent Publications

  • Todd MM, Hindman BJ, Clarke WR, Torner JC; Intraoperative Hypothermia for Aneurysm Surgery Trial (IHAST) Investigators. Mild intraoperative hypothermia during surgery for intracranial aneurysm. N Engl J Med. 2005 Jan 13;352(2):135-45
  • Chestnut DH, Abram SE, Black S, Lang J, Roizen MF, Trankina MF, Wood M.  2003 Yearbook of Anesthesiology and Pain Management.
  • Chestnut DH, Abram SE, Black S, Lang J, Roizen MF, Trankina MF, Wood M.  2004 Yearbook of Anesthesiology and Pain Management.
  • Chestnut DH, Abram SE, Black S, Gravlee GP, Lee HT, Mathru M, Roizen MF.  2005 Yearbook of Anesthesiology and Pain Management.
  • Chestnut DH, Abram SE, Black S, Gravlee GP, Lee HT, Mathru M, Roizen MF.  2006 Yearbook of Anesthesiology and Pain Management.
  • Chestnut DH, Abram SE, Black S, Gravlee GP, Lee HT, Mathru M, Roizen MF.  2007 Yearbook of Anesthesiology and Pain Management.