Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Susan Hershberg Adelman, MD, FACS

Title: Pediatric Surgeon (Retired), Artist, Silversmith, Author

Location: Southfield, Michigan, United States





  • Detroit Academy of Medicine (president, 2006-2007)
  • Physicians for Responsible Negotiation (president, 1999-2002)
  • American Medical Association (board trustee, 1998-2002, council on medical service, 1992-1998)
  • American Society of General Surgeons (board director, 1993-2000)
  • Detroit Medical News (editor, 1981-1998)
  • Organization of State Medical Association Presidents (president, 1996-1997)
  • AMNews (columnist, 1987-1997)
  • Roy D. McClure Surgical Association (president, 1994)
  • White House Health Professionals Review Group (AMA representative, 1993)
  • Michigan State Medical Society (president, 1990-1991)
  • Detroit Medical Center Coordinated Health Care (board director, medical director (1986-1991)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (board member, 1981-1986)
  • Wayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan (president, 1980-1982)
  • Henry Ford Hospital House Staff Association (president, 1969-1970)
  • Jeffries Community Health Center (co-founder)
  • Mensa International

Past Affiliations:

  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • University of Michigan
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2023)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2023)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2023)
  • Author, “From Jerusalem to Delhi, Through Persia” (2022)
  • Author, “After Saturday Comes Sunday” (2018)
  • Author, “The Rebel: A Biography of Ram Jethmalani” (2014)
  • Recipient, Plaque, Wayne County Medical Society (2004)
  • Inductee, Top Docs, Tri-County Area, Detroit Monthly (1995, 1993)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumnus Award, Henry Ford Medical Association (1993)
  • Recipient, Maimonides Award, State of Israel Bonds (1993)
  • Recipient, Headliner Award, Women of Wayne State University Alumni Association (1991)
  • Recipient, Shin Award, Jewish Theological Seminary (1991)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Special Competence in Pediatric Surgery (1975)
  • Certification, Michigan State Medical License (1968)
  • Certification, American Board of Surgery Inc.
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Surgery
  • Featured, Detroit Jewish News
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • First Woman President, Detroit Academy of Medicine and Michigan State Medical Society
  • First Woman President, Organization of State Medical Association Presidents
  • First Woman President, Wayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan

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