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.
Maps & Directions
Find out how to get to and around our nine locations — floor plans, parking, public transit, accessibility services, and shuttle information.
Ways You Can Help
Being touched by illness affects us in different ways. Many people want to give back to the community and help others. At UHN, we welcome your contribution and offer different ways you can help so you can find one that suits you.
The Newsroom is the source for media looking for information about UHN or trying to connect with one of our experts for an interview. It’s also the place to find UHN media policies and catch up on our news stories, videos, media releases, podcasts and more.
President & CEO
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.
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Vice President Medical Affairs
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer (Interim)
Vice President Clinical
Executive Vice President Education & Chief Medical Officer
Vice President Public Affairs & Communications
Vice President Altum & Business Development
Surgeon-in-Chief Sprott Surgery
Vice President Clinical & Chief Patient Safety Officer
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Executive Vice President Clinical Support & Performance
Vice President Patient Experience & Chief Health Professions
Vice President Clinical
Vice President Facilities Management – Planning, Redevelopment & Operations
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer; Corporate Secretary
Executive Vice President Science & Research
Dr. Edward Cole was appointed Physician-in-Chief, UHN, and received the Dr. Charles H. Hollenberg Chair in Medicine at UHN in May 2010. He is also the Program Medical Director of the Medical and Community Care Program at UHN. He is a Professor of Medicine and a staff nephrologist at Toronto General Hospital. He has served on the Board of Directors of Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation since 2010. He received the Canadian Society of Transplantation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. His major research interests are in immunosuppressive drugs and clinical trials in renal transplantation with over 150 peer-reviewed publications.
Executive Vice President HR/Organizational Development
Emma Pavlov is Executive Vice President responsible for Human Resources and Organizational Development at University Health Network. As Chief People Officer, Emma’s responsibilities include all aspects of strategic human resource management, organizational development, labour relations and culture.
Emma holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology and an MBA from Royal Roads University. She teaches at the Schulich School of Business at York University and is the Program Director for a Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management at the Schulich Executive Education Centre.
Emma’s focus is on building the culture and work environment that inspires people and enables them to contribute their personal best to achieving UHN’s strategy.
Rebecca Repa is the Executive Vice President of Clinical Support and Performance, University Health Network (UHN). Her portfolio includes responsibility for Altum Health, Commercial Strategy, FM-PRO (Facilities Management – Planning, Redevelopment & Operations), Hospital Accreditation, Infection Prevention and Control, the Joint Department of Medical Imaging, the Laboratory Medicine Program, Performance, Pharmacy and the Office of Stewardship and Sustainability.
Rebecca has an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration from the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. She also holds a Part-time Associate Professor appointment within the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Her academic interests include Strategy Development in Complex Systems and Executive Coaching for high performance. Rebecca is a Board Member with International Outreach Program at St. Joseph’s System and is past Chair of the YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington and Brantford and a recent Board Director for Albright Long Term Care.
Dr. Brad Wouters is the Executive Vice President Science & Research at UHN. He is a Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and was the institute’s Interim Research Director (2014–2016). He is also a Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto. His research program examines the molecular mechanisms underlying how hypoxia and the tumour microenvironment affect cancer biology and therapeutic outcome.
As EVP of Science and Research, Dr. Wouters is focused on creating an environment that incentivizes, facilitates and rewards excellence in research across all elements of UHN. To this end, he led the development of UHN’s 2019–23 Strategic Research Plan, which incorporates team science and collaborative strategies to achieve UHN’s goals for research impact and organizational excellence. The implementation of this plan will help deliver TeamUHN’s shared vision of A Healthier World.
Brian D. Hodges is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and Executive Vice President Education and Chief Medical Officer at UHN. He is a practicing psychiatrist and teacher. His research focuses on assessment, competence, compassion and the future of the health profession. His work has been recognized with the Association of American Medical Colleges Flexner Award (2015) and the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (2016).
Darlene Dasent is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at UHN. She plays a critical role as a key business enabler through aligning strategic and financial initiatives with patient and TeamUHN priorities.
With over 20 years of leadership experience, Darlene is heading UHN’s Finance Transformation by equipping and inspiring her team to anticipate, plan for and execute a model of financial governance that empowers our scientists, educators and care providers. Darlene is championing creativity and has been instrumental in developing financial governance models because she believes the health of any organization is intricately linked to the strength of its financial underpinning.
Darlene leads by example by valuing hard work and is committed to developing leaders. Recently named to the Women’s Executive Network list of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women, Darlene graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Commerce, Carleton University with a Psychology degree and is a Chartered Accountant CPA, CA.
Marnie Escaf is a Clinical Vice President at UHN where she has worked for over 20 years. Marnie has engaged in VP roles where she has provided leadership for patient care, service delivery, operating and strategic planning, human resource management, quality, risk and utilization management and site leadership across UHN. Marnie has an Honours Business Degree from Wilfrid Laurier, a Master of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa, and is a member of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.
Gillian Howard is the Vice President Public Affairs & Communications at UHN, and the Interim President & CEO – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Foundation. She leads the Public Affairs & Communications team which is responsible for media relations, issues management, internal communications, UHN social media, the external website and strategic communications advice across UHN. She has worked in the fields of sports, entertainment, education and health care during her career.
Shaf Keshavjee is a Thoracic surgeon and Director of the Toronto Lung Transplant Program. He is Surgeon-in-Chief, James Wallace McCutcheon Chair in Surgery at UHN. Dr Keshavjee’s clinical practice is in thoracic oncology, lung cancer and lung transplantation. He has a passion for surgery and innovative research. His specific research interest is in lung injury related to transplantation. His current work involves the study of molecular diagnostics and gene therapy strategies to repair organs and to engineer superior organs for transplantation.
Dr. Keshavjee has received numerous awards for contributions to medicine, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society for Transplantation for his contributions to the field of lung transplantation. He has also received two Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals. He was awarded the Order of Ontario and also received Canada’s highest civilian honour with an appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Dr. Sarah Muttitt is the joint Vice President and CIO for both SickKids and UHN. Sarah received her MD from the University of Alberta and completed her pediatric residency and neonatal fellowship at SickKids. She went on to become a Staff Neonatologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UofA. After completing her MBA at the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, Sarah began her career in eHealth, consulting on telehealth initiatives across Canada and the US, and serving as Director of MBTelehealth, the provincial telehealth network for Manitoba. In 2004, she joined Canada Health Infoway, and, as Vice-President, Innovation and Adoption, championed the adoption and value realization of electronic health information systems across Canada. Dr. Muttitt became the Chief Information Officer for Singapore’s Ministry of Health in 2007. After returning to Canada, she joined Alberta Health Services to lead the Provincial CIS Program and was appointed CMIO in 2013. In 2015, she was appointed VP, Information Management and Technology, and CIO at SickKids in Toronto, where she led the procurement and implementation of Epic as the hospital’s enterprise-wide health care information system.
Janet Newton is Clinical Vice President at UHN. In addition to day-to-day operations of patient care and service delivery at the hospital, Janet provides leadership for a wide range of professionals. Committed to excellence in patient care and staff development, she fosters creativity and positive leadership across all areas. Janet is a physiotherapist with a Master’s in Adult Education from University of London, UK.
Dr. Fayez A. Quereshy is the Clinical Vice President responsible for the Arthritis, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Multi-Organ Transplant and Surgical Services programs and is a Surgical Oncologist and Minimally Invasive Surgeon at UHN. His specialty interest focuses in gastrointestinal malignancies and specifically, colorectal cancer. Dr. Quereshy completed his residency training in General Surgery, and his fellowship in Surgical Oncology, at the University of Toronto. He received his MBA at the Rotman School of Management. He subsequently pursued advanced Robotic Colorectal Fellowship training at the Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong. His academic interests centre on operations management and systems efficiency, with the aim of improving cost effectiveness and quality of care. Dr. Quereshy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.
SSusan serves as Clinical Vice President at UHN. Prior to joining UHN, Susan worked at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) where she held a variety of clinical and progressively senior leadership roles, including Vice President Clinical Services. Susan is committed to optimizing patient experience and flow, team engagement, effective partnerships and integrative thinking. Susan holds a Registered Nurse designation from Sheridan College, a Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration from York University and a Master’s degree in Health Science Administration from the University of Toronto. Past and present Board experience includes Allenby Daycare; Toronto Ronald McDonald House; Bellwoods Centre for Community Living Inc (served as Chair of Governance and Quality Committees); and the Toronto Rehab Foundation.
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).
Vice President Medical Affairs
Anil Chopra is Vice President Medical Affairs at UHN. He is also Division Director of Emergency Medicine and an Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Anil is Chair, Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. In addition, he serves as an executive member of Thrombosis Canada. Anil received his MD at University of Toronto in 1989. He also holds a specialist certificate in Emergency Medicine from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1994.
Anil became Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine in 1996. His clinical and research interests are in quality improvement and thromboembolic disease. Anil is also involved in the education of undergraduate and postgraduate trainees at University of Toronto, and lecturing at local, national and international conferences. He has authored several publications in university press, medical journals and reference textbooks.
Vice President Altum & Business Development
Shiran is the Vice President of Altum Health and Business Development at University Health Network. In this role, Shiran is helping to drive a better experience for patients and providers through his leadership of the Altum Health, Connected Care and International Program teams. With more than 20 years of healthcare experience, Shiran’s expertise lies in leading complex and large-scale transformational programs. Through these experiences Shiran possesses a comprehensive view of the complex health care system.
His collaborative approach also extends to the development of unique partnerships. In doing so, he assembles strong, inter-disciplinary teams with a broad range of skills, and applies a holistic approach to problem solving, that result in new integrated models of care delivery and patient experience.
Shiran believes that the patient’s voice must guide all healthcare activities, whether it be at the policy level in his role as President Board Chair of Digital Health Canada, in the academic setting as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto, or when planning and implementing transformational programs
Vice President Clinical & Chief Patient Safety Office
Emily Musing is Vice-President Clinical & Chief Patient Service Officer. Emily received her BScPhm from the Faculty of Pharmacy, and her MHSc from the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. She is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders and a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. She is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Pharmacy and with the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, and is an affiliate member of the Centre for Patient Safety, University of Toronto.
Previous roles include: Canadian Patient Safety Institute board member, Vice Chair Death Investigation Oversight Council; Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Canada board member; Past President Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists; Canadian Hospital Pharmacy Residency Board accreditor; Executive Editor for the Hospital Pharmacy in Canada Report; Chief Administrator Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Toronto OSCE; Ontario College of Pharmacists’ QA Practice Review assessor
Dr. Keith Stewart is the Clinical Vice President and Director of the Princess Margaret Cancer Program. He is also Regional Vice-President, Toronto Central South Regional Cancer Program, Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario). Dr Stewart received his medical degree at Aberdeen University Medical School and trained in internal medicine and hematology in Glasgow, Kingston, Toronto and Boston. In 2002, he completed a Master of Business Administration at the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario. Dr. Stewart has served in several leadership roles across both research and clinical practice in Toronto and at the Mayo Clinic, including as Director of Research at Toronto General Hospital and as Founding Director of the McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine at the University of Toronto. Most recently he was the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and was recognized as the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Professor of Cancer Research. His responsibilities included the application of genomics to human health across the spectrum of discovery, translation and application to clinical practice.
Vice President Facilities Management – Planning, Redevelopment & Operations (FM-PRO)
Ron leads the Real Estate, Facility Management and Sustainability operations at UHN. FM-PRO is responsible for over 7M square feet of owned and leased; research, clinical, office, and educational space. The department includes a large diverse team of over 1,200 staff and 25 functional areas.
Ron arrived at University Health Network in early 2018 as the inaugural Vice President Facilities Management and Maintenance. A role that for the first time brought all these services under a unified UHN department.
Before joining UHN, Ron worked in a similar capacity in the private sector (Manulife Financial) for 20 years and then at University of Toronto, at the St. George Campus for 15 years.
Ron brings expertise and a commitment to service excellence while also reducing costs, a wealth of knowledge in strategically addressing deferred maintenance and promoting sustainability, and providing leadership and guidance to large diverse teams.
Catherine Wang is the Vice President of Clinical Operations and Diagnostic Partnerships at University Health Network, Sinai Health Systems and Women’s College Hospital. In this role, she is the executive lead for the Joint Department of Medical Imaging, Canada’s largest academic radiology program that spans across UHN, Sinai Health and Women’s College Hospital. She also serves as the executive lead for UHN’s Laboratory Medicine Program. Catherine is appointed at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine as Assistant Professor for the Department of Medical Imaging.
Earlier in her career, Catherine has had progressive management roles within the rehab, paediatric and acute care sectors. She has served the McGuinty government as the Senior Policy Advisor for Cabinet Office as well as worked within the Ministry of Health.
Her focus throughout her career has been on quality improvement for patients at the hospital and system-level. She is married with two young children.
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
As Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for UHN, Marc is responsible for the legal, compliance, privacy, enterprise risk and corporate secretarial functions of the Hospital. Marc and his team provide pragmatic, proactive advice on clinical, strategic and policy issues to support UHN’s Board of Trustees, leadership, physicians and researchers in the delivery of patient care.
Marc has dedicated his career to the legal and business issues affecting health care organizations. After starting his legal career in private practice with the firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Marc has held senior roles in-house in the hospital setting, and was General Counsel to two Toronto teaching hospitals prior to joining UHN. Marc combines a background in science with the law, holding a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University, a Master of Science from McGill University (Human Genetics), and a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Diana Elder is the Interim Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at UHN. In this capacity, Diana is responsible for all aspects of strategic human resource management, organizational development, labour relations and culture.
As an HR professional for over two decades she has held various leadership roles. Most recently, as the Executive Director of Human Resources at UHN.
During her career, Diana has successfully implemented people strategies championing employee engagement, and wellness. While leading the HR function at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, this focus resulted in the hospital being recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers three years in a row.
As an adult educator, Diana has taught courses at York University and at Seneca College. She volunteers her time to Unison Community Health and Community Services, where she is also Secretary of the Board.
Diana holds a BA in Sociology from York University, a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from Queen’s University, and an MBA from Royal Roads University.
Diana believes that the patient experience is significantly improved when organizations take care of the care providers and those that support them.