Dr. Shazeen Suleman

"I chose pediatrics because to me, it’s the ultimate preventative medicine. I don’t look at it like I’m just helping a child right now. I’m helping someone 50 years into the future."


Dr. Shazeen Suleman

A pediatrician, researcher, and community advocate, Dr. Shazeen Suleman (she/her) is working to improve the health of children experiencing marginalization through the development and evaluation of innovative, evidence-based health-care solutions.

Dr. Suleman’s research builds on her clinical practice as the physician lead for the Compass Clinic, which provides inter-disciplinary care for immigrant, refugee and undocumented children new to Canada with medical or psychosocial complexity. She studies what works to make health care more accessible for newcomer children, and designs and evaluates programs to support children experiencing social or economic marginalization. She has a long history of community advocacy, both at the grassroots and institutional levels.

Dr. Suleman is an investigator with MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, and a staff physician in the St. Michael’s Women and Children’s Health Program. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Suleman holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.