#120: Same Surgeon, Different Light: Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce

January 7, 2022

In this episode, Dr. Tom Varghese interviews Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, Chief Executive Officer at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This inspirational leader shares details about growing up in Canada with a dad who was part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a mom who was a nurse. She credits her strong family unit with keeping her grounded as they moved around Canada throughout her younger years. Dr. Moffatt-Bruce went on to attend different universities in different countries—Canada, the US, and the UK—an experience that provided her with distinct “perspectives and insight into all of the ways that education and health care are delivered.”  So how did she find her way into medicine? Listeners will learn that Dr. Moffatt-Bruce first was influenced and inspired by her mom, but once she started medical school, “I was hooked,” she said. A world-class leader with sharp business acumen and passion for value-driven care, Dr. Moffatt-Bruce became involved with patient safety efforts and clinical excellence long before it was an everyday part of health care. Don’t miss the stories, experiences, and valuable advice from this leading light in cardiothoracic surgery. "Same Surgeon, Different Light” is a program from the Society designed to demystify cardiothoracic surgery, revealing the men and women behind their surgical masks.

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