Susan Blacker is the Director of Cancer Services Planning and Performance at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is also appointed as the Quality Co-Lead and status-only Lecturer, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Family & Community Medicine, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.
Susan has been a recognized leader within the field of social work in palliative care for more than 15 years. Her experience includes clinical care, teaching and program development. She has participated in a number of regional and national palliative care projects in both Canada and the United States over the past decade, including being a founding board member of the Social Work in Hospice and Palliative Care Network. Her interests include interprofessional education and development of palliative care programs in the acute care setting.