Dr. Susan Buttross, who has been host of MPB’s “Relatively Speaking” for the last two years,is a professor of pediatrics, chief of the Division of Child Development and Behavioral Pediatrics, and medical director of the CAY (Center for the Advancement of Youth) Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
The director of the Child Development Clinic at UMMC for 26 years, she earned her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at UMMC and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
Buttross is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) and is board certified in pediatrics and developmental and behavioral pediatrics.
She has served on numerous committees and held several offices for the state and national American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Currently, she is a spokesperson for the AAP, a member of the Committee on Development and the National Conference Planning Committee.
Buttross has received the Special Achievement Award from the AAP twice and has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America for the last eight years.
She has been the recipient of several grants to study sleep disorders, autism, tobacco use in adolescents, speech and language disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
She has numerous publications in the area of child development and has authored the book, Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Buttross frequently participates in regional, national, and international conferences as an invited speaker.
Married to Robert Riddell, a landscape architect, Buttross is the mother of five and the grandmother of six. She is an avid gardener.