Carlos A. Suárez-Quian, PhD

Carlos A. Suárez-Quian, PhD, is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology.  He has been at Georgetown since 1987, when he began his work investigating the cell biology of spermatogenesis. Dr. Suárez-Quian has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over 10 chapters. He has received extensive funding from the NIH, has served frequently in NIH review panels, and served as Chair of the NICHD Gynecology, Reproduction, and Andrology Study Section. He has been invited to speak at numerous national and international meetings, and also served on the faculty of the Frontiers of Reproduction Course at Woods Hole for five years. 

Dr. Suárez-Quian’s teaching expertise is in medical gross anatomy and currently he is the course director of the first year medical school gross anatomy course. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the Golden Apple and the Geza Illes Award in Gross Anatomy, and the Kaiser-Permanente Teaching Award granted by his faculty peers. In May 2008, Dr. Suárez-Quian was inducted into the MAGIS Society of Master Teachers, the highest award Georgetown bestows on a faculty member at the Medical School. He is the author of the Online Guided Gross Anatomy Dissector, Sinauer Associates, Inc., an innovative, online tutorial to teach gross anatomy to medical and allied health students. He became co-author of On Old Olympus Towering Top: The Clinical Anatomy of the Cranial Nerves, 2014, by J.A. Vinlensky, C.A. Suárez-Quian, and W.M. Robertson. More recently, he embarked on writing a seven volume series for iBooks entitled, All-in-One Anatomy Exam Review. The first three volumes are now available.