Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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Chair: Brian Porter
President: Kevin Smith
Board Secretary: Kevin Smith
Brian Porter is President and Chief Executive Officer of Scotiabank. Brian joined Scotiabank in 1981, and has progressed through a series of increasingly senior positions across the Bank, including executive roles with Global Banking and Markets, Global Risk Management, Group Treasury and International Banking. Brian served as the Bank’s Chief Risk Officer from 2005 to 2008, as Group Head of Risk & Treasury from 2008 to 2010 and as Group Head of International Banking from 2010 to 2012. He was appointed President of Scotiabank in November 2012, and was elected to the Scotiabank Board of Directors in April 2013. Brian assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer on November 1, 2013. Brian has been actively involved with many industry, educational, community, health and arts organizations. His current board memberships include the Business Council of Canada, the Council of the Americas, and the Washington-based Institute of International Finance (IIF), where he serves as Vice Chairman and Treasurer. Brian earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from Dalhousie University in 2008. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.
Dr. Baker is a professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and Director of the MSc. Program in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Among his recent research projects are a study of patient engagement strategies in a number of leading organizations in Canada, the US and the UK. Dr. Baker is co-lead for a large quality improvement training program, IDEAS (Improving and Driving Excellence Across Sectors) funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Health Quality Ontario. Dr. Baker was awarded the Health Services Research Advancement Award for his work on patient safety and quality improvement by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. Dr. Baker is the Editor of Healthcare Quarterly, and serves on the Board of the Health Quality Council Saskatchewan.
Dean A. Connor was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Life Financial on December 1, 2011, and is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Dean joined Sun Life in 2006 and held a series of roles prior to his current appointment, including head of Sun Life’s Canadian Operations, and Chief Operating Officer. Dean joined Sun Life following 28 years at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, where he rose to be President for the Americas. Dean serves on the Board of the Business Council of Canada, and as a member of the Ivey Advisory Board and the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council. He also Chaired the 2017 United Way campaign for Toronto and York Region, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s ‘Making Incredible Happen’ campaign. Dean is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. He holds an Honours Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at Western University. Dean was named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2017 and Ivey’s Business Leader of the Year for 2018.
Todd Halpern serves as the President of Halpern Enterprises. Todd has been in the fine wine and spirits business for over 30 years. He joined Halpern Enterprises in 1979 and since has grown it tremendously. He serves as a Member of the Board of Mobilotto. He serves as the Chairman of Epcylon Technologies, Inc. and served as its Co-Chairman since February 2012. He served as the Chairman of Quantitative Alpha Trading Inc. of Quantitative Alpha Trading (USA), LLC from February 2011 to October 2012, and its Director since October 2010. He served as Vice Chairman of Mopals.com, Inc. until April 2015. Todd has been an Independent Director at Epcylon Technologies, Inc. and Loto Inc. since 2010. He served as a Director at Sentinelle Medical, Inc. and was involved in the successful acquisition of it by Hologic, Inc. He is a Board Champion of the Krembil Neuroscience Centre’s Krembil Discovery Tower and Krembil Neuroscience Program at the Toronto General & Western Hospital. Todd serves as Chairman of the Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival.
Stu Kedwell leads the North American Equity Team and is a member of the RBC Investment Strategy Committee, which is responsible for establishing the firm-wide global asset mix for mutual funds and for institutional and high net worth private clients. After graduating from Queen’s Commerce, Stu began his career in 1996 with RBC Dominion Securities in the firm’s Generalist Program. Stu moved to RBC Global Asset Management in 2002. As Co-Heads of the North American Equity team, Stu and Doug Raymond are responsible for overseeing more than $50 billion of assets under management. Together, they manage a suite of value mandates, the largest of which is the RBC Canadian Dividend Fund. He is also a member of the RBC Global Asset Management Executive Committee. Stu is a CFA charterholder and a member of the United Way Major Individual Donor Cabinet.
Peter Menkes is President of the Commercial/Industrial Division at Menkes Developments, an award-winning, fully integrated real estate company involved in the construction, ownership and management of office, industrial and residential properties. Founded in 1954, the company is one of the largest private developers in Canada, with a primary focus in the Greater Toronto Area. Peter has developed and managed over 25 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space across the GTA. Currently he is overseeing the development of two cutting-edge office complexes on Toronto’s waterfront: the Waterfront Innovation Centre, a 450,000 square foot plus commercial development; and 100 Queen’s Quay East, which will feature the new headquarters of the LCBO and the Toronto Region Board of Trade. Peter is an active member of real estate industry associations including RealPac and NAIOP. He takes a keen interest in community affairs and has been involved in a number of organizations, including the Board of North York General Foundation, the Board of Governors of the Technion University in Israel, as well as the Chair of the Bathurst JCC Development Committee.
Lawrence Pentland is a former executive at Dell Inc. where he led the Americas International division with full P&L responsibility for operations spanning 40 countries and five thousand employees, including manufacturing operations in Brazil. During his 10 years at Dell, revenues in his division grew from $750 million to $4.6 billion. Prior to joining Dell, Lawrence held various industry roles and was a partner at Bain & Company Consulting in Boston and Toronto serving Fortune 500 companies in North America and internationally on issues of strategy, manufacturing and performance improvement. He is now a private investor in emerging technology companies. Lawrence has also served as a Director of Telus Inc., Softchoice Inc. and on several private technology company boards, as well as on the Board of the Globe and Mail and the Research Committee of the Board at the University Health Network. Lawrence holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Honors Business Administration from the Ivey School, University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Janet Rossant is a Senior Scientist in the Developmental & Stem Cell Biology program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), and is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Rossant is also the Director of the newly formed Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Rossant trained at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, United Kingdom and has been in Canada since 1977, first at Brock University and then at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, from 1985 to 2005. She is a Fellow of both the Royal Societies of London and Canada, and is a foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Science. Rossant is actively involved in the international developmental and stem cell biology communities and has contributed to the scientific and ethical discussion on public issues related to stem cell research. She chaired the working group of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research on Stem Cell Research, which came up with guidelines for CIHR funded research in this area.
Shirlee Sharkey is President and Chief Executive Officer of SE Health, a national social enterprise bringing excellence and innovation to home care, seniors living and family caregiving. Under Shirlee’s leadership, SE Health has enjoyed exponential growth and expansion, and facilitated transformative solutions in areas such as Indigenous health, end of life care, and caregiver wellness and support. With 9,000 staff across Canada, SE Health currently delivers more than 20,000 care exchanges daily in a wide range of health settings. Active in public service, Shirlee is the current Chair of Excellence Canada, and a board member of the C.D. Howe Institute and Canadian Frailty Network. In 2018, she was appointed as a member of the Ontario Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine. Shirlee is cross-appointed to the University of Toronto’s Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation as an adjunct professor. In 2017, Shirlee was presented with an honourary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology for her breakthrough leadership in community-based health care.
Barbara Stymiest is currently a Corporate Director of Blackberry Ltd., George Weston Limited and Sun Life Financial Inc. In addition to her corporate responsibilities, she is the Chair of Advisory Board of the Ivey Institute for Leadership; she is the Chair of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and Vice-Chair of AGEWELL NCE. She has an Honours Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and was granted a Fellow of Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA) from the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Until June 2011, Barbara was a member of the Group Executive of the Royal Bank of Canada, which is responsible for the Bank’s overall strategic direction. Prior to that, she held positions as Chief Executive Officer at TSX Group Inc., Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer at BMO Nesbitt Burns and Partner of Ernst & Young LLP.
Peter Wallace was appointed Secretary of the Treasury Board in April 2018. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Wallace served as City Manager for the City of Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Prior to working for the City of Toronto, Mr. Wallace held a number of positions in the Ontario public service, including serving as Secretary of the Cabinet, head of the Ontario Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council from 2011 to 2014. Before his appointment as Secretary of the Cabinet, he was Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to the Treasury Board for 3 years, and also served as Deputy Minister of Energy. Previously, he was Deputy Minister and Associate Secretary of the Cabinet with responsibility for Policy in Cabinet Office. Mr. Wallace began his public service career in 1981 after completing a B.A. (Honours) in Political Economy and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Toronto.
aime Watt is the Executive Chairman of Navigator. He specializes in complex public strategy issues, serving both domestic and international clients in the corporate, professional services, and not-for-profit sectors, as well as political leaders at all three levels of government across Canada. Jaime is the Chair of OCAD University, and serves on the board of the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, CANFAR and the Literary Review of Canada. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Directors Education Program, jointly developed and administered by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Deeply involved with efforts to promote equality and human rights issues, he was the inaugural recipient of Egale’s Lifetime Achievement Award and has been awarded the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals for service to the community. A highly regarded speaker, Jaime appears often as a public affairs commentator in the media. He is a regular contributor to all CBC platforms across Canada. He also writes a weekly column for The Toronto Star.
Cornell is a leading corporate lawyer and co-head of the M&A practice at Torys LLP. He focuses on M&A transactions, both public and private, and other critical situations. He has played a lead role acting for some of Canada’s largest public and private companies on their most significant strategic matters, including advising Thomson Reuters, The Woodbridge Company, George Weston, Loblaw, Onex and Brookfield. Cornell has a broad range of experience in complex transactional, securities, family-controlled business, private equity, regulatory, governance, activism and compliance matters. Cornell regularly counsels boards of directors and board committees on corporate governance matters, crisis management and shareholder engagement issues. Cornell is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Cornell is also Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Ballet of Canada.
Cheryl Regehr is the Vice-President and Provost for the University of Toronto. She is the former Dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and Professor at the Faculty of Social Work. Cheryl also has cross-appointments to the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. Cheryl’s background includes over 20 years of direct service in forensic social work and emergency mental health and in the administration of mental health programs, specializing in civil litigation and criminal court assessments of trauma victims and violent offenders, and organizationally-based trauma interventions. She was the director of the Crisis Response Team at Pearson International Airport and served on the mental health advisory for the Department of National Defence and Veteran’s Affairs Canada. In 2004, she was awarded the Amicus Award by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law for her contributions to forensic mental health.
Dr. Trevor Young is Dean of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions. Dr. Young graduated from the medical school at the University of Manitoba. He completed his postgraduate training in psychiatry at McGill University, and his PhD at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto in 1995. He was a research fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Young is a clinician-scientist who studies the molecular basis of bipolar disorder and its treatment. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and has held more than 35 peer-reviewed grants. Dr. Young has received many awards, including the 2015 Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research from the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation, the Douglas Utting Award for outstanding contributions in the field of mood disorders, and the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Heinz Lehmann Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Janice Fukakusa is the Chancellor of Ryerson University. In addition, Janice serves as a corporate director with extensive banking and financial services experience. She previously served as RBC’s Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer and a member of RBC’s Group Executive, from which she retired in January 2017 following a distinguished 31-year career. Janice currently serves on the boards of corporate and not-for-profit organizations. In 2007, she was inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame and in 2016 she was named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking by American Banker magazine for the fourth consecutive year. She was also selected as Canada’s CFO of the Year by Financial Executives Canada, PwC and Robert Half in 2014. Janice has the professional designations of Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. She was appointed Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (FCPA) in 2011.
Raj Kothari was a Partner and Vice Chair of PwC Canada and member of PwC’s Extended Leadership Team. Raj has served in a voluntary capacity on a variety of boards including: Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) now known as ENACTUS, Pearson College of the Pacific, Duke of Edinburgh Awards Ontario, President of Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Stratford Festival Endowment Fund of Canada. Raj has been an active fundraiser for Stratford, Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Soulpepper Theatre Company. Raj currently serves on the Board of the Aga Khan Museum, Soulpepper Theatre Company and Ontario Arts Foundation. Raj has served on the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation (TGWHF) Board since 2005 and is currently the Chair of the Foundation. Raj has chaired ‘Diwali – A Night to Shine’ for over six years in support of various causes at UHN raising, gross, over $10 million.
Dr. Fei-Fei Liu is the Chief of the Radiation Medicine Program and Department of Radiation Oncology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and also Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Liu is the Medical Advisory Committee Chair at the University Health Network.
Dr. Mark Osten is an Interventional Cardiologist at the University Health Network and Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto. Dr. Osten completed his cardiology residency and fellowships in interventional cardiology and structural heart disease at the University of Toronto and became an active staff at UHN in 2010. Dr. Osten’s clinical practice involves treatment of patients with structural and congenital heart disease as well as coronary artery disease. His academic interests revolve around research and teaching innovative minimally invasive solutions for the treatment of structural and congenital heart disease. He is the program director for interventional cardiology fellowship program and Associate Director of the Structural Heart Disease program. He also currently serves on the Mount Sinai University Health Network Academic Medical Organization (MSH UHN AMO) management committee along with Department of Medicine economics committee.
Joy Richards is Vice President Patient Experience and Chief of Health Professions and holds clinical appointments at the University of Toronto and York University Faculty of Nursing. Most recently, Joy has accepted an invitation to join the American Academy of Nursing as a Fellow (FAAN). This represents one of the highest international nursing honors awarded to academic leadership within the profession. A registered nurse by profession, she hold a PhD in Human and Organizational Development. Her clinical area of expertise is in geriatrics and her current academic interest is in leadership development. She has been awarded the Sigma Theta Tau Award for Excellence in Nursing Administration (2007), the Health Achieve Margret Comack Award of Excellence in Nursing Leadership (2010), and the Award of Distinction for her nursing leadership contributions from the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto (2013).
Dr. Kevin Smith is President & CEO of UHN, Canada’s largest academic health sciences centre and named one of the 10 best hospitals in the world by Newsweek. Dr. Smith has spent his career at the interface of the university and research hospital and is passionately committed to the mission of education, research and exemplary clinical care. Dr. Smith is a Professor, Institute for Medical Sciences, Department of Medicine, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), Rotman School of Management and at the De Groote School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, McMaster University. He has served in many past roles including Past Chair, Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario; Chair, The Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Hospital Association and as a frequent advisor to governments and the private sector. Dr. Smith has been the grateful recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver and Golden Jubilee Medals and was honoured to be made a Knight of St. Gregory by the Pope for his long-term contributions to health care.
Mark Saunders retired from the Toronto Police Service on July 31, 2020, with nearly 38 years of exemplary service. He was appointed as the 10th Chief of Police, which at the time was the largest municipal police service in Canada and 4th-largest in North America. Mark has firsthand experience of how changing social landscapes affect policing and community safety. He spearheaded the modernization of the Toronto Police Service—a long-term vision that demonstrates public service excellence and increased public safety through embracing community partnerships, utilizing new technology and focusing on the increasingly complex needs and issues facing society today.
Mark has been the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his contributions to policing and service to the community, including Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for Outstanding Community Contributions, the Harry Jerome Trailblazer Award, and the Black Canadians Award for Public Service.