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Susa Benseler, MD, PhD - University of Calgary

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Susa Benseler, MD, PhD - University of Calgary

Dr. Susa Benseler is a paediatric rheumatologist at the Alberta Children's Hospital, University of Calgary, Canada. She is a Professor of Paediatrics, a clinical epidemiologist and clinician investigator in rare inflammatory diseases and child precision health. She serves as the Director of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. She trained at SickKids, Toronto and joined the University of Calgary in 2013.

Dr. Benseler focuses on the transformation of care for children with inflammatory diseases. She previously established the first Childhood CNS Vasculitis and Inflammatory Brain Diseases Clinic and Research program and built BrainWorks, an international Childhood Inflammatory Brain Diseases Investigator Network. Her autoinflammation focus are cryopyrin associated periodic syndromes. She is past chair of the Canadian Pediatric Rheumatology Investigator Network and co-leads the Canadian translational childhood arthritis projects UCAN.CURE and UCAN.CAN-DU, the latter in partnership with the Netherlands. Both research projects aim to understand the biology of childhood arthritis and translate biological evidence into optimal selection of treatments to achieve best possible outcomes for children living with arthritis.