Suzanne Hecht, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Suzanne Hecht

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-273-8383

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 381
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship

MD, University of Wisconsin

Residency, University of Wisconsin Madison Family Medicine Residency

Fellowship, University of California, primary care sports medicine

CAQ, sports medicine


Suzanne Hecht, MD, is faculty in the University of Minnesota Program in Sports Medicine and directs the University of Minnesota Sports Medicine Fellowship. She sees patients at University of Minnesota Physicians Sports Medicine Clinic and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in sports medicine and certification in clinical densitometry. Hecht also teaches residents in sports medicine workshops and provides training room and sideline care to University of Minnesota athletes as well as the USA Gymnastics and US Figure Skating teams.


Bone health and nutrition, sports concussions, body composition, gymnastics injuries


Research Funding Grants

2008-ongoing, National Football League, PI, "Cardiovascular Risk Factors in NCAA Division I Collegiate Football Players"


Gorman M, Hecht S, Samborski A, Lunos S, Elias S, Stovitz SD. SCAT3 assessment of non-head injured and head injured athletes competing in a large international youth soccer tournament [published online ahead of print Aug 2, 2016]. Appl Neuropsychol Child.

Hecht S, Arendt, E. Training the Female Athlete. In: Mountjoy M, ed. Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, The Female Athlete. Wiley-Blackwell; 2014:1-8.

Abbott K, Hecht S. Medical issues in synchronized skating. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2013;12(6):391-6.

Scofield KL, Hecht S. Bone health in endurance athletes: runners, cyclists, and swimmers. Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2012;11(6):328-34.

Dixit S, Hecht S, Concoff A. Cardiovascular risk factors in football players. Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2011;10(6):378-382.

Swisher J, Hecht S. Onychomycosis. In: The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Bracker M, ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2011.



  • Bone health and nutrition in the female athlete
  • Sports concussions
  • Pediatric athletes
  • Body composition
  • Osteoporosis
  • Injuries in gymnasts
  • She currently serves as a team physician for University of Minnesota athletics, US Figure Skating, and is a member of the USA Gymnastics National Healthcare Referral Network.