Susan Chafe

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

Susan M J Chafe

Edmonton, Alberta
Radiation oncology

Area 2, Division B
(ALBERTA)

Key skills and experience

Governance
Leadership
Medico-legal
Physician wellness

Dr. Susan Chafe is a full-time radiation oncologist practising in Edmonton, Alberta. She completed her residency and fellowship at the University of Alberta, where she also obtained a law degree. Dr. Chafe has worked as both a general practitioner and a specialist. Early in her medical career, Dr. Chafe worked as a family physician in the Northwest Territories and as a radiation oncologist in Texas and Florida.

Throughout her 35-year career, she has been deeply involved in teaching, mentoring, clinical research and medical research ethics boards.

For the past four years, Dr. Chafe has chaired and guided the CMPA's Governance Committee. Under her leadership, the Committee spearheaded the implementation of a more robust Councillor feedback and board evaluation program.

The CMPA Nominating Committee values Dr. Chafe’s leadership and governance experience. Her mentorship roles and active involvement with medical student and resident education is an asset on Council.

Relevant 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 MA.20
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