Dr. Neville Suskin

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation & Secondary Prevention Program

Dr. Suskin is a cardiologist at LHSC and is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation & Secondary Prevention Program.  He has a Master’s degree in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from Western University where he is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine.  He is actively involved in the promotion of cardiac rehabilitation , having served as a Director on the Board of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Network of Ontario, as a member of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario, as a member of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario Consensus Panel on Cardiac Rehabilitation & Secondary Prevention (1999) and was Chair of the Steering Committee of the Ontario Cardiac Rehabilitation Pilot Project. He is past President of the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (2006-8).

Selected Publications:  

1.      Brual J, Gravely S, Suskin N, Stewart DE, Grace SL. The role of clinical and geographic factors in the use of hospital versus home-based cardiac rehabilitation. Int J Rehabil Res. 35(3):220-226. PubMed PMID: 22561240. Coauthor

2.      Grace SL, Tan Y, Marcus L, Dafoe W, Simpson C, Suskin N, Chessex C. Perceptions of Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients, Specialists and Rehabilitation Programs Regarding Cardiac Rehabilitation Wait Times. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Aug 16;12(1):259. [Epub ahead of print]. Coauthor

3.      Prior PL, Hachinski V, Unsworth K, Chan R, Mytka S, O’Callaghan C, Suskin N. Comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation for secondary prevention after transient ischemic attack or mild stroke. Stroke. 2011 September 22. Senior Responsible Author

4.      Yee J, Unsworth K, Suskin N, Reid R, Jamnik V, Grace S. Primary care provider perceptions of intake transition records and shared care with outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs. BMC Health Services Research. 2011;11(1):231. Coauthor

5.      Reid RD, Morrin LI, Beaton LJ, Papadakis S, Kocourek J, McDonnell L, Slovinec D’Angelo ME, Tulloch H, Suskin N, Unsworth K, Blanchard C, Pipe AL. Randomized trial of an internet-based computer-tailored expert system for physical activity  in patients with heart disease. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2011 Sep 8. [Epub ahead of print]. Coauthor

6.      Grace SL, Chessex C, Arthur H, Chan S, Cyr C, Dafoe W, Juneau M, Oh P, Suskin N. Systematizing Inpatient Referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation 2010: CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF CARDIAC REHABILITATION AND CANADIAN CARDIOVASCULAR SOCIETY JOINT POSITION PAPER. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2011 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print]. Coauthor

7.      Leung YW, Grewal K, Gravely-Witte S, Suskin N, Stewart DE, Grace SL. Quality of Life following participating in cardiac rehabilitation programs of longer or shorter than six months: Does duration matter? Popul Health Manag. 2011 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21241185. Coauthor

8.      Candido E, Richards JA, Oh P, Suskin N, Arthur HM, Fair T, Alter DA. The relationship between need and capacity for multidisciplinary cardiovascular risk-reduction programs in ontario. Can J Cardiol. 2011 Mar-Apr;27(2):200-7. Coauthor

9.      Pipe AL, Eisenberg MJ, Gupta A, Reid RD, Suskin NG, Stone JA. Smoking cessation and the cardiovascular specialist: canadian cardiovascular society position paper. Can J Cardiol. 2011 Mar-Apr;27(2):132-7. Coauthor

10.   Brual J, Gravely-Witte S, Suskin N, Stewart DE, Macpherson A, Grace SL. Drive time to cardiac rehabilitation: at what point does it affect utilization? Int J Health Geogr. 2010 Jun 4;9:27. Coauthor

11.   Howlett J, Morrin L, Fortin M, Heckman G, Strachan PH, Suskin N et al. End-of-life planning in heart failure: It should be the end of the beginning. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2010; 26(3):135-141. Coauthor

12.   Arthur HM, Suskin N, Bayley M, Fortin M, Howlett J, Heckman G et al. The Canadian Heart Health Strategy and Action Plan: Cardiac rehabilitation as an exemplar of chronic disease management. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2010; 26(1):37-41. Co-Principal Author


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