Susan Moffatt-Bruce

Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, MBA

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Physician
4.7 out of 5
  • 36 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 6 Patient Comments

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About Me

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. I was named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” from 2017-2019 and rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2017.

One of my primary roles at OSU Wexner Medical Center is the Executive Director of University Hospital. As such, I am responsible for the administration and operations of the University Hospital which is inclusive a diverse portfolio of patient care and supportive services for the Medical Center.

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.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015, 2016
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2017–2019
Additional Languages I Speak
  • French

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • 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's Esophagus
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Hernia, Hiatal
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Thymoma
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia,
7/1/1990 - 5/30/1994


Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia,

6/1/1994 - 6/25/1997

Advanced Training

University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 2QQ,
10/1/1996 - 6/30/1999


Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia,

6/23/1999 - 6/20/2001


Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

7/1/2001 - 6/30/2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Thoracic Surgery

More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

36 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 09, 2019

    Susan is fantastic! I will miss her when she moves to Canada.

  • Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

    My surgeon was, as always, fantastic with me. I will miss her. And the doctor assistant who removed my sutures and staples was highly skilled.

  • Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019


  • Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

    Dr. Moffat Bruce is very concerned about patients. Her positive attitude is very reassuring.

  • Reviewed on Jul 09, 2019

    my 1st time with this doctor & she was very patient and thorough in her contact with me.... A++++

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

    Was convinced my care and condition was no. 1 priority. I was and am very impressed.

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 11/21/2019, Dr. Moffatt-Bruce has reported no relationships with companies or entities.