Dr. Sucher was educated at Wayne State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1968 and a Medical Degree in 1972. Dr. Sucher's internship was at Sinai Hospital of Detroit in Detroit, Michigan and he underwent residency training at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. From 1974 through 1994 Dr. Sucher practiced emergency medicine and served as emergency department director at both Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital facilities. He served as President of the Medical Staff of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn during 1994.
He practices addiction medicine and serves as the medical director of the monitored aftercare programs for the Arizona Medical Board, the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners and the State Bar of Arizona. He is also President of the California Physicians Health Program. Additionally, he serves a consultant in addiction medicine to most other healthcare regulatory agencies and boards in Arizona.
He recently served as the Acting Medical Director of the Division of Behavioral Health at the Department of Health Services, State of Arizona. He currently serves as the medical director for Community Bridges which is a community substance abuse and mental health treatment program in the greater Phoenix area and throughout the state of Arizona. He also serves as the medical director for Community Medical Services which is the largest opiate treatment program in Arizona and Montana.
Dr. Sucher is a member of the medical staffs of the three Scottsdale Healthcare Hospitals and Banner Behavior Health Hospital all in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is the medical director of physician health for Scottsdale Healthare and the consultant for physician health for the Banner Health system. He holds teaching positions throughout the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.
He is also a member of the medical staff of Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA. Further he developed the Professional Assessment Service at Mission Pacific Coast Recovery at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach where he serves as a consultant in professional health and practices addiction medicine.
Dr. Sucher is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He was granted Diplomate Status by the American Board of Addiction Medicine in 2009. He is also certified as a Medical Review Officer by ASAM. Additionally, he is a Past President of the Arizona Society of Addiction Medicine. He is a nationally known speaker on addiction medicine and professional health issues.
From January, 1995 through July, 2001 Dr. Sucher served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Rural/Metro Corporation. He currently serves as the corporate medical review officer and as Chief Medical Officer of the corporation. Rural/Metro Corporation is a $ 500+ Million revenue national ambulance and fire protection company based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
American Board of Addiction Medicine