Spotlight on Susan Maisel, MD


Meet Susan Maisel, MD, Physician Executive of Pediatric Specialties for Banner Medical Group in Arizona. Dr. Maisel is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. Learn more about Dr. Maisel and her vision for advancing pediatric care in Arizona.

Q. Women and Infant Services is expanding on the Banner Desert campus in Mesa. Why are these services so important to the community?

A. As one of two Banner medical centers in the Valley for advanced pediatric care, Banner Desert serves as an entry point for maternal, fetal and newborn care, while also serving the region as a unique Trauma One Center for both pediatric and adult patients. The community recognizes our outstanding pediatric care, which mandated this growth.

Q. What are some innovations underway in Pediatric Care that we can be excited about in the future?

A. Banner Pediatric Services include neighborhood pediatric and family medicine practices, outpatient surgery centers, and pediatric-friendly labs, imaging centers and therapy services. Virtual visits from home, school and work environments help offset travel and school/work absenteeism. The Banner Children’s Healthmobile is outfitted with pediatric exam rooms to serve patients in outlying areas. And, continuous remote monitoring devices and apps bring a new level of home care to our patients.

Q. Why did you decide to come to Arizona from Indianapolis?

A. Mid-pandemic, my daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren relocated to the Valley. I jumped at the opportunity to join them and be part of the Banner Medical Group and to return to my Southwest roots—to my family, to sunshine, warmth, and daily hikes!