Susan F Dent, MD, FRCPC
Duke Cancer Institute
Durham, NC, USA
Susan F Dent is a professor of medicine and medical oncologist at the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, USA.
Dr Dent attended McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Canada and completed her residency training in internal medicine and medical oncology at the Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She subsequently completed a postgraduate research fellowship in clinical trials at the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) in Kingston, Ontario, and was appointed as a staff medical oncologist at the Northwestern Ontario Cancer Center in Thunder Bay.
In 2001, Dr Dent returned to Ottawa where she specialised in the treatment of breast cancer. Dr Dent established a multidisciplinary cardio-oncology clinic in 2008 alongside her cardiology colleagues in Ottawa; the first of its kind in Canada. In 2011, she founded the Canadian Cardiac Oncology Network (CONN), a not-for-profit organisation devoted to optimisation of cancer care for patients without compromising cardiovascular health (www.cardiaconcology.ca). Dr Dent launched the Global Cardio-Oncology Summit (GCOS) in 2015, an annual meeting which now attracts oncologists, cardiologists and allied healthcare providers from more than 23 countries.
Dr Dent is recognised as a global leader in cardio-oncology. She has travelled extensively around the world sharing her knowledge and expertise on the potential impact of cancer treatment on cardiovascular health. She has published extensively in the area and has co-authored a number of position statements and clinical practice guidelines. She continues to work and build relationships with global organisations interested in cardio-oncology, including: European Society of Cardiology (ESC), American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Dr Dent currently serves as an executive officer of the International Cardio-Oncology Society (ICOS).
In September 2018, Dr Dent accepted a staff position in medical oncology at Duke University, where she will continue her efforts in promoting clinical care, education and research in cardio-oncology.