Barrington – Jacques G. Susset, M.D., an internationally renowned urological professor, distinguished author, and medical pioneer, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Anastasia (Triantopoulos) Susset.
Born in Paris, France, he was a son of the late Jean-Charles and Marie-Jeanne (Faure) Susset.
Dr. Susset was one of the founders of urodynamics and established many surgical procedures. He was also a medical researcher of the American Board of Surgery and Clinical Professor of Urology, Emeritus at Brown University. He was an active member of the American Urological Association, the American College of Surgeons and the Association Francaise d’Urologie in Paris as well as other organizations. He contributed to revolutionize medicine by supporting the creation of Urodynamic testing and Uroflowmetry.
After graduating from the University of Paris (metonymically known as The Sorbonne) in 1944, he served on the faculty of Medicine for Paris and Public Assistance Hospitals. He fulfilled his compulsory military obligations in surgery at Cherbourg Maritime Hospital with the French Navy.
He moved to Montreal, Canada in 1955 and completed his Residency in Urology at Royal Victoria Hospital. During his Clinical Fellowship, he contributed to the teaching of fourth year medical students and residents at McGill University in Montreal.
He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.
In 1977 while serving as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology in Sherbrooke, Canada, he moved to the United States and accepted a position as Senior Urologist at St. Paul Ramsey Hospital in Minnesota. In 1979, he served as Director of Urodynamics at Roger Williams Medical Center and Chief of Urology at the Providence VA Hospital. Afterwards, he went into private practice in Providence and joined the University Urological Associates.
He received his Master of Science Degree from McGill University and a Master of Art Degree from Brown University. He received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Claude-Bernard, Lyon, France. In 1998, he was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Urodynamics Society in recognition of significant accomplishments and leadership in the field of Neurology.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Francoise Susset and her partner, Lucas Lemonnier; one son, Pierre Susset and his wife, Julie Grenier; two stepsons, Leonidas Milona and his wife, Robin, and Andreas Milona and his wife, Michelle; six grandchildren, Frederique Conradi, Paul and Irma Susset, and Nikolas, Madeline and Alexander Milona; and his niece and goddaughter, Catherine Beta. He was the father of the late George Susset.
His funeral was private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dr. Susset’s memory to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 would be appreciated. For Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
97 Walcott Street, Pawtucket RI 02860
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105