Susan M J Chafe

Susan Chafe*

BSc, BMed Sci, MD, LLB, FRCPC, ABR

Edmonton, Alberta
Radiation oncology

Area 2, Division B
(ALBERTA)

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Candidate statement

CMPA continues to provide exceptional service to physicians of Canada and I am honored to be a Councilor. CMPA provides protection to physicians’ integrity and ability to practice medicine in Canada and encourages us to provide safe care to our patients.

What I bring to this role is that I thoroughly enjoy being a Councilor and am enthusiastic to continue in this role. I have a diverse and varied background. I am trained in both medicine and law. I worked as a general practitioner and a specialist. I maintain a busy clinical practice but continue to be involved in teaching, mentoring, clinical research and medical research ethics boards. I have a number of supervisory and administrative roles within my department. I also believe that involvement in sport and community is important. Being a woman, I am a visible minority on Council. I bring gender balance as well as diversity.

The CMPA, like every other organization, has been broadsided by the pandemic, but efficiently and effectively continued to provide exceptional service to members. The CMPA will continue to guide members over the next few years as the face of medicine has been forever altered. Medicine, now more that ever, is undergoing changes at an alarming pace. Significant Issues and concerns have arisen. Government’s interactions with health care providers have been abysmal, disrespectful and threatens adequate delivery of affordable health care. Sustainability and financial constraints are prevalent concerns. Government reimbursement programs are threatened. Navigating a virtual health care world is challenging and often not in the best interests of our patients.

Rest assured the CMPA are aware of physicians concerns and continue to be at the forefront promoting and protecting interests of members.

If elected I will continue to represent and advocate for Alberta’s physicians. I will be part of a team that oversees the governance of the CMPA and provides oversight of fiscal responsibilities. I support the CMPA in advancing new strategies, in providing expanded programming to meet member’s needs and collaborating with other medical groups to ensure ongoing safe medical care in Canada. I support the organization’s focus on enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion of Councilors and staff. The CMPA has phenomenal leadership and with ongoing collaboration of the Council members and the Management team, the organization will continue to provide the physicians of Canada exceptional support.

Relevant skills and experience

Practice Appointments

Radiation Oncology, Stollery Children's Hospital

Professor
2000-

Radiation Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta

Professor
2000-

Radiation Oncology, Shands Cancer Center, University of Florida

Assistant professor
1998-2000

Radiology Division of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Assistant professor
1997-1998

Radiation Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, University of Calgary

Assistant professor
1996-1996

Hay River Hospital/Inuvik Hospital

General practice locums
1987-1989

Professional Appointments

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

Principal Investigator MA 39 Trial of Radiotherapy in Low Risk Node Positive Breast Cancer
2018-
Principal investigator, Clinical trials group MA20
2003-2018

Pediatric Oncology Clinical Research Oversight Committee Meeting

Member
2018-

Cross Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Executive Committee

Member
2015-

NRG Oncology/Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Clinical Trials Group

Principal investigator
2009-

Radiation Oncology, Children's Oncology Group

Principal investigator
2003-

Health Research Ethics Board

Member
2003-

Ontario Clinical Oncology Group

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

Cross Cancer Institute

Lead, Radiation medicine research
2012-2017

Quality Assurance Committee, Children's Oncology Group

Chairperson
2003-2009

CMPA Appointments

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Sub-committee
2020-
Governance Committee (Chair 2017 - )
2017-
Executive Committee
2010-
Council
2004-
Safe Medical Care Committee
2015-2017
Research, Education and Risk Management Committee
2013-2015
Extent of Assistance Committee
2009-2013
Research, Education and Risk Management Committee
2004-2010
Tort Reform Working Group
2007-2009
Human Resources and Compensation Committee
2005-2008
Legal Services Committee
2005-2006



Election contact information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 7804328518

* Proposed by the CMPA Nominating Committee