Family Physician and Former Director, Postgraduate Wellness Office, Temerty School of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
Los Gatos, CA

Susan Edwards has been an academic primary care physician and clinical teacher caring and advocating for underserved urban populations, mainly in Toronto, Canada, for 25 years. She was the founding Director of the Office of Postgraduate Wellness in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto where she took great pride in building a program that provides leadership in physician health and wellness through education, advocacy, trainee support and research and contributes to the understanding and promotion of physician health issues in medical training.

Susan completed her Bachelor of Science at McGill University and her MD and residency training at McMaster University, both in Canada. It was her experience at McMaster (Michael DeGroote) School of Medicine, an innovative, small group, problem and evidence- based curriculum that fostered her life-long interest in learner initiated, collaborative education which she is eager to revisit as a DCI Fellow.

Her partner is also a physician with an expertise in digital health and a shared interest in professional reinvention who, in 2017 initiated their cross-continent adventure living between Toronto and the Bay Area. They have now settled in the South Bay, in Los Gatos where Susan has learned to garden year-round, and seriously upped her tennis, hiking and mountain biking game. While they are uncertain as to which side of the 49th parallel their three college attending children will end up, they are committed to ensuring their surfing skills might one day catch up with their hockey and skiing abilities.