Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, MBA

The James Cancer Center
Susan Moffatt-Bruce

Clinical Expertise

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
  • Thoracotomy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Esophageal Cancers
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Mediastinal Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumothorax
  • Lung Cancers
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Mesothelioma
  • Tracheal Diseases
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Barrett Esophagus
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Hernia, Hiatal
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Thymoma
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
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I’m a cardiothoracic surgeon and my clinical interests include advanced lung disease and thoracic oncology. Additionally, I serve Professor of surgery, division of thoracic surgery and Professor of biomedical informatics and molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics at The Ohio State University.

One of my primary roles at OSU Wexner Medical Center is Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, where I’m responsible for data collection, analysis and process improvement for the medical center which encompasses six hospitals, and more than 1,100 beds and 1,200 physicians. Additionally I’ve been responsible for standardizing processes that have led to significant reductions in central line infections, pressure ulcers and ventilator-associated pneumonia. With the introduction of an integrated electronic medical record, we have reduced medication safety events.

I’m a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association of Thoracic Surgeons and the National Quality Forum. I have a large research portfolio that is entitled Ideas for the Design of Environments Aligned with Patient Safety (IDEA4PS) which focuses on making hospitals safer.

What I love about my job is that it’s different everyday. I perform surgery and develop procedures and processes that improve patient outcomes. Our work here at The James is challenging and rewarding, and I’m proud to be part of a team with such a clear and purposeful goal.

Education and Background


  • Dalhousie University

    Halifax, Nova Scotia,


  • Dalhousie University

    Halifax, Nova Scotia,


  • Cardio Thoracic Surgery

    Stanford University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Academic Department

  • Department of Surgery
  • Division of Thoracic Surgery

I see patients at

The James at Brain and Spine Hospital

300 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210

800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the university requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their university responsibilities. As of 3/28/2017, Dr. Moffatt-Bruce has reported financial relationships with the medical device, research and/or drug companies listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

  • LifeWings Partners LLC
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