Dr. Suzanne Berman is a native Californian but has lived in many parts of the United States. She first became interested in medicine during a field trip to the Texas Medical Center in elementary school. Dr. Berman did her undergraduate preparation for medicine at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in chemistry and Latin American studies. She obtained her M.D. degree with high honors from the University of Tennessee, Memphis, where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical academic honor society. Dr. Berman did her physician specialty residency training in pediatrics at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois. She is board certified in pediatrics.

Dr. Berman is on the hospital staff of Cumberland Medical Center and has a clinical faculty appointment at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Dr. Berman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member on its national Committee on Child Health Financing.