Susan M.J. Chafe


Susan M.J. Chafe

Edmonton, Alberta

Area 2, Division B — Specialists

Key skills and experience




Dr. Susan M.J. Chafe is a radiation oncologist with over 31 years’ experience in healthcare. She brings strong leadership skills through her involvement with medical-legal curriculum development and teaching.  The Nominating Committee values Dr. Chafe’s commitment to the delivery of safe medical care in Canada and her enthusiasm about the mission, vision and goals of the CMPA.

Relevant skills and experience highlights

Practice Appointments

  • Professor, Radiation Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta (2000- )
  • Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, Shands Cancer Centre, University of Florida (1998-2000)
  • Professor, Radiation Oncology, Stollery Children’s Hospital (2000- )
  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Sciences Centre at San Antonio (1997-1998)
  • Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, Tom Baker Centre, University of Calgary (1996)

The Canadian Medical Protective Association (2004-2018)

  • Governance Committee (Chair 2017-2019)
  • Executive Committee (2010-2019)
  • Extent of Assistance Committee (2009-2013)
  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee (2005-2008)
  • Legal Services Committee (2005-2006)
  • Research, Education and Risk Management Committee (2004-2010/2013-2015)
  • Safe Medical Care Committee (2015-2017)
  • Tort Reform Working Group (2007-2009)

NRG Oncology/Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Clinical Trials Group

  • Principal Investigator (2009- )

Canadian Cancer Trials Group (formerly the National Cancer Institute of Canada)

  • Principal Investigator, Clinical trials group MA20 (2003- )

Cross Cancer Institute

  • Lead, Radiation medicine research (2012- )

Children’s Oncology Group

  • Chairperson, Quality assurance committee (2003-2009)
  • Principle Investigator, Radiation oncology (2003- )

Ontario Clinical Oncology Group

  • Co-principal Investigator, RAPID trial (Canadian trial of accelerated partial breast irradiation) (2005-2018)