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Susan Belo
Dr. Susan Belo 

Chair, Medical Advisory Committee
Anesthesiologist in Chief

Dr. Susan Belo has been a staff anesthesiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre since 2001. Dr. Belo was elected Vice President of the Medical Dental/Midwifery Staff Association in 2002 and then President of the MDMSA in 2004. She was appointed Chief, Department of Anesthesia in 2012 and also serves as Co-Chair of the Operating Room Executive. In 2014 Dr. Belo was elected Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee.

Dr. Belo received her PhD in Pharmacology in 1983 from the University of Toronto, her medical degree in 1984 and anesthesia designation in 1988. Dr. Belo is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Departments of Anesthesia, Pharmacology, Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Belo was a staff anesthesiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital from 1988-2000 including a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Research. Dr. Belo served as the Site Chief at the Holland Orthopedic and Arthritic Centre (2004-2011) and Director of the Kensington Screening Clinic (2006-2012). She is also serving as Investigating Coroner for the Province of Ontario since 2007.

Dr. Belo’s areas of interest/expertise are: Operating Room Process Redesign and Efficiency; Out of Hospital Premises set-up; Quality Improvement and Patient Safety as well as Cardiac Anesthesia and Pharmacology.

Dr. Belo was a member of the Board of Directors of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre from 2002-2005 representing the Medical/Dental Midwifery Staff Association and joined the Board again in 2014 in her role as Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Belo represents the MAC on the Business & Human Resources Committee, Education and Research Committee and the Quality Committee of the Board.