Dr. Suzanne Shoush is a First Nations/Black physician, mother, and advocate who lives and works in Toronto’s downtown core where she has spent more than a decade working in the city’s shelter systems. She is also the inaugural Director of Indigenous Health Program for Inner City Health Associates (ICHA), and the Indigenous Health Faculty Lead for the Department of Family and Community Medicine with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.
- As the inaugural Director of Indigenous Health Program for ICHA, Suzanne is the lead physician for community and culture-based, trauma informed, culturally safe, and low barrier comprehensive primary care clinics including Nameres, Auduzhe Mino Nesewinong, Ode’I min, the Call Auntie Clinic, and the Indigenous Health Organization Outreach Program (IHOOP). She is also the Indigenous Health Faculty Lead for the Department of Family and Community Medicine with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.
- Dr. Shoush has degrees in both Engineering and Medicine. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Mathematical Modelling at the University of Toronto Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation. Dr. Shoush grew up in Alberta, her mother is Li’wat Coast Salish, and her father is Sudanese. In addition to her work in Toronto’s shelter systems, she has also worked throughout Ontario in rural and remote communities as a rural family physician.