Dr. Mary Szabo
Family Physician and Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Mary Szabo has more than 30+ years of clinical experience in Family and Emergency Medicine. After obtaining her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Calgary in 1982, Dr. Szabo completed a one-year internship in Internal Medicine followed by a two-year residency in Family Medicine. She is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Family Physicians and is also board certified in Emergency Medicine, as well as Travel Medicine.
She has extensive experience practicing Emergency and Family Medicine in Canada and abroad, including in the Pacific Islands (the tiny island of Rota near Guam), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ( Jeddah), Abu Dhabi ( United Arab Emirates), and across Canada in both urban and rural communities.
Dr. Szabo also proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Medical Officer, holding the rank of Captain, and participating in various domestic and international military engagements.
Dr. Szabo has a particular interest in Preventive Medicine and medical education of residents and medical students. Over the course of her career, Dr. Szabo has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the practice of preventative medicine through teaching.
Her interest in Preventive Medicine, has launched her careful development of a “Patient Centered Medical Home” in her own clinic, here at Advanced Primary Care in Calgary. She leads a team of 20+ staff, physicians, and allied health professionals to rigorously demonstrate a new and progressive model of front-line healthcare.
Dr. Szabo has held positions as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and as Residency Director for Emergency Medicine at King Faisal Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Where she was privileged to set up a training program that would train Saudi residents who would later qualify and train as specialists in Canada so that they could return home to teach others in turn.
Dr. Szabo is currently a Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary where she loves to teach, saying that teaching helps challenge her and keep her medical knowledge up to date in our constantly evolving medical world.