Suzanne Zinck

Associate Professor


Phone: 902-470-8375
Mailing Address: 
Department of Psychiatry, IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Ave.
4 Link
PO Box 9700
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8


  • M.D. (Dalhousie University)
  • Residency in Psychiatry (McGill-MUHC)
  • Fellowship in child & adolescent psychiatry (MUHC-Montreal Children's Hospital)
  • R.C.P.S.C. certification in Psychiatry (2004) & inaugural year in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2013)
  • W.P.A.T.H. Global Education Institute Certified Health Provider (2018)


  • Teaches and supervises medical students, pediatric residents, psychiatry residents and fellows in child & adolescent psychiatry.
  • Develops and delivers curriculum to medical students from the Faculty of Medicine Student Affairs Office on cultivating and maintaining wellness, career planning, and financial health
  • Dr. Zinck teaches psychiatry residents core CBT skills

Service and Activity

  • Assistant Dean, Student Affairs at the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University 
  • Chair, Planning Committee, Annual Trans Health Symposium 
  • Physician host of the IWK Trans Health Maritime Peer Supervision Group


  • C.A. Roberts Award for Clinical Leadership, Canadian Psychiatric Association (2021): this award is presented annually to a psychiatrist-clinician who has made a significant contribution to the improvement of patient care
  • Dr. William Grigor Award,  Doctors NS (2019): given to a physician under the age of 50 who has made an outstanding contribution benefitting the health of Nova Scotians,
  • Excellence in Education for Diversity, Dalhousie University (2019): one of 6 major teaching awards at the University