President & CEO
Dr. Kevin Smith is President & CEO of University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research hospital. Kevin has spent his career at the interface of the University and Academic Hospital and is passionately committed to the mission of education, research and exemplary clinical care. Kevin is a pioneer in advancing integrated care models. His work and leadership have resulted in the expanded introduction of quality-based procedures and bundled funding initiatives by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Educated in Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain, Kevin began his career in medical education, followed by leadership roles in university administration, academic hospitals and health systems. He is professionally certified in Corporate Governance by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Harvard Program in Effective Governance.
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Kevin currently serves as Chair, Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario and has been privileged to serve as Chair, The Canada Foundation for Innovation for the past 8 years.
EVP and Chief Business Officer
EVP HR/Organizational Development and Michener Operations
EVP and Chief Operating Officer
EVP and Chief Medical Officer
EVP Technology and Innovation
EVP Science and Research
Larry Baldachin is the Executive Vice President & Chief Business Officer at UHN with the responsibility for UHN businesses, infrastructure, finance, enterprise risk and legal affairs. Having recently joined UHN Larry is focused on strengthening existing practices, increasing revenue-generating opportunities and forging strategic relationships with industry, venture capital and the donor community.
With over 25 years of expertise in business planning and transformation, enterprise sales, marketing, customer analytics and big data management, operations, professional services and customer care, Larry will use this business background to assist UHN in thinking about new ways to commercialize its discoveries and form new partnerships. Larry’s background includes senior executive roles at Dell Inc., Rogers Communications and Canadian Tire.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences and a Master of Business Administration from the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, where he was an Executive-in-Residence and served on the Dean’s Advancement Board. His volunteer activities have included the University of Toronto’s Alumni Association from which he received the Arbor Award in 2001 in recognition of his commitment to the University. He has also worked with not-for-profit organizations such as Gilda’s Club which supports cancer patients and Sheena’s Place which provides assistance to young people with anorexia and bulimia.
Emma Pavlov is Executive Vice President, responsible for Human Resources, Organizational Development and Michener Operations 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 also oversees operations at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN.
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.
Mike Nader is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at the University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario. He has operational responsibility for clinical operations at the Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Mike has been a surveyor with Accreditation Canada since 2009 and has participated in surveys in a number of programs across Canada. Mike has served as a Board member on the Vancouver General Hospital Thrift Shop Society, the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, the Richmond Hospital Foundation, Renfrew-Collingwood Seniors’ Society, Canadian Hemochromatosis Society, and Canadian Crossroads International.
With 25 years of experience, Mike has held numerous leadership positions within the Lower Mainland of Vancouver. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. In 2005, he obtained a Master of Arts in Health Care Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University. Mike has also completed his Executive Lean Leader and Executive Lean Director designation in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
Dr. Charlie Chan is Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer at University Health Network. He joined Toronto General Hospital in 1995—before the official formation of UHN in 1999—and has spent more than two decades ensuring the needs of patients come first.
Dr. Chan’s priorities include partnering with physicians and staff to manage the delivery of safe, evidence-based quality care across all sites and programs at UHN.
Outside of UHN, Dr. Chan serves and chairs numerous national and international expert panels for respiratory condition treatment guidelines. He received his M.D. and completed his internal medicine and pulmonary medicine training at the University of Toronto. From there, Dr. Chan continued his clinical training at Yale University, where he was invited as a Visiting Scholar to the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. He was appointed Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 2005.
David Jaffray is the Executive Vice President of Technology and Innovation at the University Health Network (UHN) and the Director of Medical Physics. He holds the Fidani Chair in Radiation Physics and is a principal in the STTARR Innovation Centre. He is also the Director of the TECHNA Institute and a Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Dr. Jaffray is a Professor in the Departments of Radiation Oncology, Medical Biophysics, and Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto.
He has numerous patents and >200 peer-reviewed publications. His current research interests focus on the development of imaging technologies and methods with a focus on image-guided interventions, including radiation therapy and surgery.
Dr. Bradly Wouters is an internationally recognized leader and cancer researcher. He became Executive Vice President of Science and Research at UHN in 2016 and prior to that served as the Interim Director of Research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He joined UHN in 2008 as Senior Scientist and Director of the Princess Margaret Hypoxia Program, and holds faculty appointments at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medical Biophysics and the Department of Radiation Oncology. Prior to joining UHN, Dr. Wouters was Professor and Head of Experimental Radiation Oncology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
As EVP of Science and Research, Dr. Wouters is focused on creating an environment that incentivizes, facilitates, and rewards excellence in basic, translational, and clinical research across all elements of UHN.
Brian Hodges is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Education at the University of Toronto; he holds the Currie Chair in Health Professions Education Research at the Wilson Centre and is Executive-Vice President Education at the University Health Network (Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret, Toronto Rehab Hospitals and the Michener Institute). He is a practicing psychiatrist and teacher. His research focuses on assessment, competence, compassion and the future of the health professions.