Suzanne Trupin, MD, FACOG, is CEO and founder/developer of HADA Cosmetic Medicine. She is also CEO of Women’s Health Practice, a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, and former Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign where she was a Clinical Professor. Dr. Trupin was also on the faculty in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and still is a consultant to the Department of Kinesiology. She graduated with a B.A. from Stanford University, completed medical school at New York Medical College, and did her residency in obstetrics & gynecology at L.A. County Hospital, University of Southern California Medical Center. Dr. Trupin has received additional training and certification in laser/intense pulsed therapy and in the treatment with and administration of Botox® and Restylane®.
What are you grateful for today?
I am grateful that my job allows me the opportunity to help women look beautiful, younger, and healthy.
Tell us about one of your friends and what you love about her.
Of course we love all of our friends, but I have to say one thing I love about one of my friends is that she is outspoken and brutally honest! Now and then I have to be that way with my patients, and secretly I give her that inner shared smile, as I know she is supportive of me when I am just as outspoken and honest as she can be.
Describe one of the best days of your life.
Being at the Olympic Swimming Trials, and watching family members fulfill their dreams of competing there with Michael Phelps.
What’s the best lesson you learned from your mother/grandmother?
The best lesson I learned from my mother is to marry your best friend, and to this day my husband and I share so much in common, each day is wonderful. And my grandmother did tell me when I was a little girl to never frown or it would give me mad lines on my face!
We’re all unique. What is your special gift?
I have mystical powers over my dreams! I can think about something I would like to dream about and put myself into that dream as I sleep.
What could women be doing to make their community a better place?
Women do so much to make their community a better place, but if I had to make a suggestion, I think we should all mentor other women more than we do currently.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
I would go and be a physician in another country and other culture. Fears of leaving family, friends, and the comfort of living in this community have never allowed me to consider it.