Congratulations to Dr. Brian Hodges, Executive Vice-President of Education and Chief Medical Officer at UHN, for being named the 47th President of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

In this role, Dr. Hodges will oversee a new strategic plan that champions solutions to the current health human resources crisis and gives a central focus to planetary health and equity, diversity and inclusion.

His term will also be characterized by a refresh of the CanMEDS framework and a major refurbishment of the Royal College's digital platform to enhance the experience of fellows, residents, staff and volunteers.

Dr. Hodges is a professor in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, as well as a Senior Fellow at Massey College. He is also Senior Strategy advisor to the charitable organization AMS Healthcare and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Dr. Hodges is a practicing psychiatrist, teacher and researcher, whose research focuses on assessment, competence, compassion and the future of the health professions.

In 2019, he was selected as the Royal College's Professor-in-Residence, a program in which a renowned expert joins the organization's leadership team to examine a critical health policy issue — in this case exploring the impact of emerging technology, including artificial intelligence, on health care education.

"It's an honour to serve the Royal College as we continue to evolve evidence-based and progressive models of education, assessment and accreditation by listening closely to the needs of those we serve and adapting our programs and services to support them," Dr. Hodges says.


Congratulations to Dr. Antonio Strafella, Krembil-Rossy Chair, Movement Disorder Neurologist and Senior Scientist at UHN's Krembil Research Institute, for being appointed the Inaugural Director of Clinical Research and Translation in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (U of T) commencing April 1, 2023, and ending March 31, 2028.

Dr. Antonio Strafella will be dealing with various aspects of clinical research and translation across the U of T campus, bridging with the University Affiliated Hospitals/Institutes to support the research mandates of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.

This is a university appointment in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, reporting to the Vice-Dean of Research and Health Science Education with a portfolio involving clinical research and translation across the U of T campus.

Dr. Strafella is a professor of neurology at U of T, and the Krembil-Rossy Chair in Molecular Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases. He is a movement disorder neurologist in the Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson's Disease, Movement Disorders Clinic at Toronto Western Hospital. He is also a Senior Scientist at UHN's Krembil Brain Institute and a cross-appointed scientist at the Brain Health Imaging Centre at CAMH.

Dr. Strafella is also a faculty member of the Institute of Medical Science (IMS) and serves on the Board of Directors of Canadian Academy Health Sciences and Parkinson Canada.

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