UHN's Public Affairs and Communications team is ready to respond to journalists' inquiries and requests. Contact one of our site representatives, or call our media line and we will direct your call.

Media line: 416 340 4636

Monitored hourly, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

For time-sensitive inquiries after hours and holidays, call 416 340 3155. Ask to have the on-call Public Affairs representative paged.

Areas covered at UHN


  • CEO's Office
  • Human Resources
  • Health
  • Wait Times
  • Funding, etc.

Kyla Kumar
Vice President, Communications & Brand Strategy

Daniel Girard
Managing Editor, UHN News
Phone: 416 597 3422 ext. 3751
Cell: 647 632 4723

Ryan Maloney
Senior Public Affairs Advisor – Office of the President & CEO
Phone: 647 330 2283

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

  • Cancer
  • Psychosocial Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Haematology
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Ontario Cancer Institute
  • Radiation Oncology, etc.

Marina Jimenez
Director Communications, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre & Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Phone: 416 946 2846
Cell: 416 918 7313

Care Areas at Toronto General Hospital

  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Organ Failure
  • Women's Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology & Hemodialysis
  • Sprott Department of Surgery
  • Critical Care — ICUs
  • Ajmera Transplant Centre
  • Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
  • The Schroeder Arthritis Institute (clinical)

Rosa Kim
Senior Public Affairs Advisor; Manager, Communications
Phone: 416 340 3895

Ana Fernandes
Senior Public Affairs Advisor; Manager, Communications
Phone: 437 216 4596

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Complex Continuing Care
  • Concussion — Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke Rehab
  • Aging at Home
  • Falls and Balance
  • Musculoskeletal Rehab
  • Mobility
  • Geriatric Rehab
  • COVID Rehab

Ellen Rosenberg
Senior Public Affairs Advisor
Phone: 416 597 3422 ext. 3524

Jarrett Churchill

Senior Public Affairs Advisor (research)
Phone: 416 597 3422 ext. 7824

Care Areas at Toronto Western Hospital

  • Emergency Services — TGH and TWH
  • Plastics
  • Family and Community Care
  • Centre for Mental Health
  • Respirology
  • Bariatrics
  • Urology
  • Memory Clinic
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Medicine (GIM) — TGH and TWH

Catherine Danko
Public Affairs Associate
Phone: 647 408 5617

Krembil Brain Institute — at Toronto Western Hospital

  • Epilepsy
  • Functional Neurosurgery (Deep Brain Stimulation)
  • Gamma Knife Centre
  • Neurodegenerative diseases (movement disorders, memory disorders)
  • Neuromuscular
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Neuro-urology
  • Neurovascular (Stroke and AVM/Aneurysm)
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Ophthalmology
  • Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • The Schroeder Arthritis Institute (research)

Heather Sherman
Manager, Communications, Krembil Research Institute
Phone: 416 603 5800 ext. 5294

Laboratory Medicine Program

  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Histocompatibility

Melanie Anderson
Communications Specialist
Phone: 416 807 4823

Joint Department of Medical Imaging

  • Diagnostic Imaging
    • General Radiography (X-Ray)
    • CT
    • Ultrasound
    • MRI
    • Interventional Radiology
      • Minimally invasive surgery, same-day discharge, tumour ablation, aneurysm treatment, etc.
    • Mammography (Breast Imaging)
    • Molecular Imaging (Nuclear Medicine)
      • Medical Isotopes
    • PET/CT
  • Shared RIS/PACS system across all five sites

Melanie Anderson
Communications Specialist
Phone: 416 807 4823

​Member of the media? Here’s what you need to know about working with UHN. 

What we do

We liaise with media to highlight UHN-led initiatives and research and work to identify experts to comment on health stories of the day. Our first priority is to accommodate news media covering stories directly related to UHN activities and patient care. All other requests are considered on an individual basis, with patients and staff in mind.

Getting in touch with an expert at UHN

If you know who you would like to speak to, please contact the Public Affairs representative at the hospital where the expert is located. They will assist you in promptly booking and facilitating an interview request.

If you don’t have a specific expert in mind, contact  the Public Affairs representative for the site or specialty you are interested in. He or she can help recommend an appropriate spokesperson for you.

Filming on UHN property

UHN’s policy is that all film crews on hospital property must be supervised by a UHN Public Affairs representative. Please contact the Public Affairs representative for the hospital where you would like to film. Our first priority is to accommodate accredited news media covering stories directly related to UHN activities and patient care. All other requests are considered on an individual basis.

Patient Privacy

Due to legislative requirements, we are unable to provide comment on any patient who has received care at one of our sites. To learn more about privacy policies, please visit UHN's Privacy Office.

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information requests are made through UHN’s FIPPA Coordinator. To learn more, visit the Freedom of Information page.

Patient Relations

Public Affairs and Patient Relations are not the same department. Patient Relations supports patients and their families during hospital stays or visits. The UHN Ombudsman provides patients and families with an opportunity to express compliments, concerns, questions and suggestions.

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