Mary Brindle is a pediatric surgeon and health systems researcher. She is the Director of the Safe Surgery Safe Systems Program at Ariadne Labs, and the Scientific Director of the Province of Alberta Surgery Strategic Care Network as well as Professor of Surgery and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. She has helped lead an international team to optimize the performance of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist in High Income Countries and has worked to advance the rigor and scope of international Enhanced Recovery After Surgery guidelines.
Mary is originally from St. Catharines Ontario. She went to Yale University for her Undergraduate degree in Art, received her MD from Dalhousie University in Halifax, completed her general surgery residency in Vancouver and her pediatric surgery residency in Toronto. She completed an MPH at TH Chan Harvard School of public health and has worked in Calgary for almost 14 years.