Dr. Mary Szabo

Family Physician, Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Mary Szabo brings more than 30 years of clinical experience to Advanced Primary Care.  After obtaining her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Calgary in 1981, Dr. Szabo completed an Internship in Internal Medicine followed by a Residency in Family Medicine. She has extensive experience as an Emergency Physician for many years internationally and has been a Medical Officer (rank of Captain) with the Canadian Armed Forces. She has practiced medicine in many countries including the Pacific Islands, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and the Caribbean as well as Canada.


Dr. Szabo places a very high value on evidence based medicine and has a particular interest in clinical research.  She has participated in various clinical research projects sponsored by university Departments of Family Medicine and Departments of Infectious Diseases.  In addition, she has directed her own study and publications in malignant hyperthermia.


Dr. Szabo has held positions as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Residency Director for Emergency Medicine at King Faisal Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  She has also taught at the University of Calgary where she is Clinical Associate Professor. She loves to teach and takes great pride particularly in teaching the detective work of medical care. She has been a member of numerous professional associations and educational committees. She is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Family Physicians and is certified by the college in Emergency Medicine.


She is the proud mother of 3 children: one is a lawyer, one is a physician and the third is in the Canadian Diplomatic Corps. Her favourite pastimes include cooking exotic recipes, travel, aerobic exercise and enjoying her grown-up family.  Dr. Mary Szabo is fluent in Cantonese.