Susan B. Torrey, MD


  • Texas Medical Center


Emergency Medicine

Phone: 832-824-6458

Contact Information

6621 Fannin St., Ste. A2210
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Director, Faculty Development and Promotions, Emergency Medicine

Texas Children's Hospital

Associate Director, Education Division, Global Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE), Global Health


School Education Degree Year
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia fellowship Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1984
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children residency Pediatrics 1981
University of Connecticut medical school Doctor of Medicine 1978


Dr. Susan Torrey’s career in pediatric emergency medicine has included administration, education and clinical care. She focuses primarily on faculty development, mentoring and global health. In addition to her role in the Section of Emergency Medicine, she is an associate division director for Global Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE), a Texas Children's initiative to develop pediatric hematology and oncology resources in sub-Saharan Africa.

Clinical Interests:

Quality improvement

Research Interests:

Curriculum development and implementation, systems strengthening in low resourced global settings.


Organization Name Role
Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member

Selected Publications

Robison, J, Ahmad, Z, Nosek, C, Durand, C, Namathanga, A, Milazi, R, Thomas, A, Soprano, J, Mwansambo, C, Kazembe, P, Torrey, SB. Decreased hospital mortality after an Intervention to Improve Emergency Care in Lilongwe,Malawi. Pediatrics 2012;130:e676.

Mullan, P, Torrey, SB, Chandra, A, Caruso, N, Kestler, A. Reduced over-triage and under-triage with a new triage system in an urban emergency department in Botswana: a cohort study. Emerg Med J 2014; 31:356.

Crouse HL, Mullan PC, Macias CG, Hsu DC, Shook JE, Sirbaugh PE, Schitze GE, Torrey SB. A novel approach to combining pediatric emergency medicine and global health fellowships: managing the mission with the margin. Pediatric Emergency Care 2014, published on line October 2014.

Osei KM, Hamilton B, Freeman FB, Nunoo N, Torrey SB, Soghoian S. Essentials for emergency care: Lessons from an inventory assessment of an emergency centre in Sub-Saharan Africa. African journal of emergency medicine (Revue africaine de la medecine d'urgence). 2015 4(4):174.