Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, Joins Lahey Hospital & Medical Center as President

March 01, 2023

Burlington, Mass. – Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, has joined Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) as its new president and will lead the medical center’s efforts in providing exceptional clinical care and pioneering treatment, research and education to the region.

Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhDMoffatt-Bruce most recently served as chief executive officer of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a national professional association committed to excellence in medical education and the advancement of learning for specialty physicians. She concurrently served as chief executive officer of Royal College International and was a faculty member of the Department of Surgery and a professor at the University of Ottawa. Previously, she led University Hospital, a 700-bed academic medical center and flagship patient care facility of The Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to that, she was OSU Wexner Medical Center’s inaugural chief quality and patient safety officer.

“Dr. Moffatt-Bruce’s vast clinical and academic expertise and administrative leadership experience will further strengthen Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s ability to deliver exceptional care, driven by clinical collaboration and innovative technology,” said Michael Rowan, executive vice president for hospital and ambulatory services at Beth Israel Lahey Health, which includes LHMC. “We are confident her accomplished background and proven talents will allow us to continue meeting the diverse health needs of our patients and the communities we serve.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Moffatt-Bruce, who is a highly accomplished cardiothoracic surgeon and research scientist,” said Jane C. Edmonds, chair of LHMC’s Board of Trustees. “Her extensive track record in health care leadership and expertise will be instrumental in advancing Lahey’s mission of delivering the highest quality of care with compassion.”

“I am honored to join an organization filled with talented, esteemed colleagues who put patients first,” said Moffatt-Bruce. “I look forward to building partnerships across the medical center and beyond to continue Lahey’s reputation of excellence in patient care, innovation and learning.”

Moffatt-Bruce earned her bachelor’s degree at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and completed medical school and her residency in general surgery at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She undertook a PhD in transplant immunology at the University of Cambridge, England, and completed her Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at Stanford University, California. She earned her Master of Business Operational Excellence and her Executive Master of Business Administration at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

Moffatt-Bruce succeeds David Longworth, MD, who retired as president of LHMC in December 2022. Tim Liesching, MD, chief medical officer of LHMC, served as interim president until Dr. Moffatt-Bruce’s arrival.

“As we welcome Dr. Moffatt-Bruce, we also want to express our sincere thanks to Dr. David Longworth for his leadership as LHMC’s president for the past four years and before that as chief medical officer,” Rowan added. “We are grateful to Dr. Tim Liesching for serving as president in an interim capacity until Dr. Moffatt-Bruce’s arrival and know he will continue to play an instrumental role in ensuring that we provide extraordinary care to our patients as Lahey’s chief medical officer.”

About Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) is a world-renowned tertiary academic medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatments and leading-edge research. As a physician-led hospital, LHMC offers a legacy of care and education committed to putting the patient at the center through a multidisciplinary, collaborative and team-based approach. LHMC’s research efforts and clinical trials cross numerous medical disciplines, providing patients with access to the latest options in treatment and care.

LHMC is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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