Suzanne Brixey, MD

"I have the best job in the world – engaging with kids and their families all day. I believe in partnering with families to deliver excellence in quality and outstanding care. Together we build healthy communities."

Dr. Suzanne Brixey

(757) 668-6700
Practice
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Education

Medical School: School of Medicine at the University of Virginia

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin

Bio

Dr. Brixey was excited at the opportunity to move her family from Wisconsin to Virginia to join General Booth Pediatrics and CHKD. She, her husband and their two children have enjoyed exploring all that the area has to offer, especially biking, hiking and exploring the beach. Dr. Brixey and her family are active in their local church and engaged in activities at school. 

Dr. Brixey looks forward to the opportunity to help CHKD lead the region as the preferred provider of quality children’s health services. She believes great physicians and effective collaboration helps CHKD improve community health and meet the needs of children and their families.

Clinical Interests
  • Clinical integration
  • Injury prevention
  • Anticipatory guidance
Awards & Honors
  • Two-time Safe Kids SE Wisconsin Individual Award winner
  • Best Doctor Award: 2010-2015
Research Areas
  • Clinical integration
  • Injury prevention
Community Involvement and Memberships
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Certified Car Seat Technician
Publications
  1. Brixey SN, Gallagher BJ 3rd, McFalls JA Jr. Parmelee LF. Gestational and neonatal factors in the etiology of schizophrenia. J Clin Psychol. 1993 May;49(3):447-56.
  2. Frommelt PC, Whitstone BN, Brixey SN, Frommelt MA. Echocardiographic predictors of outcome in children with dilated cardiomyopathy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15: 454, 2000.
  3. Brixey S, Guse C, Meurer JR. Booster Seat Use in an Inner-City Daycare Center Population. Traffic Injury Prevention. 2008;9(3):238-242.
  4. Brixey S, Ngui E, Guse C. Free Child Passenger Restraints for Patients in an Urban Pediatric Medical Home: Effects on Caregiver Behavior. Wisconsin Medical JournalOct;108(7):352-358.. 2009
  5. Brixey S, Guse C. Knowledge and Behaviors of Physicians and Caregivers about Appropriate Child Passenger Restraint Use. Journal of Community Health. Dec;34(6):547-552.2009
  6. Brixey S, Ravindran K, Guse C. Legislating Child Restraint Usage—Its Effect on Self-Reported Child Restraint Use Rates in a Central City. Journal of Safety Research. 2010;41(1):47-52.
  7. Brixey SN, Uherick L, Gorelick M, Biechler R, Brixey SN, Melzer-Lange M. Validation of two child passenger safety questionnaires. Injury Prevention.. 2010;16(5):343-347
  8. Brixey SN, Kopp BC, Schlotthauer AE, Collier A, Corden TE. Use of Child Death Review to inform sudden unexplained infant deaths occurring in a large urban setting. Injury Prevention 2011 Feb;17(Suppl.1).i23-27.
  9. Schlotthauer AE, Guse CE, Brixey SN, Corden TE, Hargarten SW, Layde PM. Motor Vehicle Crashes Associated with Alcohol:  Child Passenger Injury and Restraint Use. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.2011 March;40(3)320-3.
  10. Brixey SN, Corden TE, Guse C, Layde PM. Booster Seat Legislation: Does It Work for All Children? Injury Prevention. 2011;17(4):233-237
  11. Weaver NL, Brixey SN, Williams J, Nansel TR.  Promoting Correct Car Seat Use in Parents of Young Children:  Challengers, Recommendations, and Implications for Health Communication. Health Promotion Practice. 2013; 14(2):301-307.
  12. Brixey SN, Weaver NL, Guse CE, Zimmermann H, Williams J, Corden TE, Gorelick MH. The impact of behavioral risk assessments and tailored health information on pediatric injury. Clinical Pediatrics. 2014 Dec;53(14):1383-1389.
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