Introducing Dr. Evan Sussenbach
Last month, West Georgia Eye Care Center was pleased to welcome Dr. Evan Sussenbach to the practice. Here are a few fun factoids about our newest comprehensive ophthalmologist.
Before he stepped into the medical field, Dr. Sussenbach earned his undergraduate degree in Forestry at UGA and worked with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. After a summer of cruising timber–which was a bit too high on number crunching and too low on backpacking for his taste–he decided to reconsider career routes. Dr. Sussenbach chose ophthalmology for a variety of reasons, but largely because the profession naturally lends itself to high involvement in medical missions.
Dr. Sussenbach has jetted around the world on mission trips since college, from English education in China to construction projects in Greece, to, most recently, medical mission work in Swaziland. Dr. Sussenbach is something of a globe-circler–he has visited 30 countries and all 50 states: “I’m always looking for a new adventure.”
For now, he is happy to be settled in Columbus, his hometown, with his wife Christy, an Atlanta native and trained nurse. They are expecting their first child–a boy!–this November.
Arts & culture
In college, Dr. Sussenbach auditioned for (and landed a spot in) the UGA Ballroom Performance Group. Before you assume ballroom dancing is all grace and tranquility and Blue Danube Waltz, keep in mind his first original choreography was “The Devil went down to Georgia.”
As to music, his choice listening is indie folk and bluegrass: Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers, Jack Johnson. Dr. Sussenbach and Christy enjoy local eateries like 11th and Bay, Trevioli, and Macon Road Barbeque (“Columbus has the best barbeque,” he asserts).
In his limited free time, Dr. Sussenbach plays golf and softball, and keep involved in his church community.
Watch this brief video to learn more about Dr. Sussenbach, including his medical training and some exciting surgery stories.