Departure of Royal College CEO, Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce

November 1, 2022 | Author: Royal College Staff

Dear colleagues,

Effective February 28, 2023, Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, CEO of the Royal College, will be leaving the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to join Beth Israel Lahey Health in Boston, Massachusetts, as president of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

Since joining the Royal College in January 2020, Dr. Moffatt-Bruce has played a pivotal leadership role during the most challenging public health emergency of our time. With her guidance, the Royal College was able to deliver core services virtually, including examinations, and adapt nimbly in the face of important challenges.

Under her leadership, the Royal College has also become a much more inclusive, collaborative and responsive organization. Equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI), anti-racism and reconciliation have become fully integrated into the organization, with the creation of the EDI Advisory Council and the Office of Indigenous Health, as well as new governance and volunteer/contributor recruitment practices to ensure that the Royal College better reflects both its membership and the communities we serve.

Additionally, Dr. Moffatt-Bruce has set us on an exciting course with a multi-year digital transformation, which will result in a modern, consistent, adaptive and personalized member experience for all.

On behalf of the Royal College Council and Royal College International (RCI) Board of Directors, we would like to express our thanks to Dr. Moffatt-Bruce and offer our warmest congratulations as she takes on this new leadership opportunity.

Over the next few months, we will be working closely with the Royal College Council and the RCI Board to develop a transition plan and to launch the recruitment process for a new CEO. We know that Dr. Moffatt-Bruce has fostered a strong team that will be fully supported during this time by our Council, committees and the thousands of contributors who are passionate supporters of the Royal College and of specialty medicine.

Please join us in thanking Dr. Moffatt-Bruce and wishing her the best as she transitions to this new opportunity.


Richard K. Reznick, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSEd (hon), FRCSI (hon), FRCS (hon)
President / Président
Professor of Surgery and Dean Emeritus Queen’s University /
Professeur de chirurgie et doyen émérite Université Queen’s

Brian Hodges, MD, FRCPC, PhD
President-Elect / Président désigné
Executive Vice-President Education and Chief Medical Officer, University Health Network /
Vice-président de l’Éducation et médecin en chef du Réseau de santé universitaire
Professor, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto /
Professeur à la Faculté de médecine Temerty de l’Université de Toronto


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Alfred Sisto | November 4, 2022
Wishing Dr. Susan bonne continuation leadership in EDI and ...the Coaching by design The college will have a difficult task filling the position with a safe clinical manager
Royal College Staff | November 9, 2022
Dear Alfred,

Thank you for your kind words – we will share them with Susan. We are certainly grateful for her leadership, as well as her commitment to advancing EDI and Competence by Design. We know it won’t be easy to replace Susan, but she’s set the Royal College on an exciting course for the future.

Royal College Communications