A graduate of the McGill School of Medicine, and Dalhousie University where he studied history, Dr. Ewan Affleck has worked and lived in northern Canada since 1992. He was the long serving Medical Director of the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority and Clinical Director of Family Medicine at Stanton Territorial Hospital until 2015, when he assumed the role of Chief Medical Information Officer of the Northwest Territories. A digital health information systems expert, he pioneered the implementation of an enterprise electronic medical record system in the Northwest Territories based on the concept of networked health. A member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Medical Association and its subsidiary, Joule and a faculty member of the University of Calgary, he maintains an active clinical practice, teaches, and provides both hospital-based and remote community services. He is passionate about developing sustainable health services for northern communities. In 2013 he was appointed to the Order of Canada for his contribution to northern health care.
Dr. Peter W. Vaughan is Deputy Minister of Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness. He was appointed April 1, 2014.
Prior to becoming deputy minister Peter was the president and Chief Executive Officer, and Medical Director, South Shore District Health Authority in Nova Scotia, Canada. He was Chair, Nova Scotia Quality and Patient Safety Advisory Committee, and Past Chair, Board of Directors, Accreditation Canada, Past Chair, Research Advisory Committee, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, and was a founding board member of Accreditation Canada International.
He was President, WebMD Canada, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Medical Association, and Chief Health Human Resources Officer, Nova Scotia Department of Health.
He co-created, co-produced and wrote the prime time TV special MD TV (Global) in 1994.
His international clinical medical experience spans several jurisdictions in Canada, United States, Central America and Europe.
He completed his Master of Public Health at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland (1997). He has an Honors Bachelor of Arts (1977) and a Master of Arts in Philosophy (1978) from the University of Guelph, and a Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario (1982). He completed the Queen’s University School of Business Queen’s Executive Program (2007).
In 2005, in recognition of scholarly excellence and practice in public health research, policy and management, he was inducted into the Delta Omega Honor Society, Alpha Chapter, the American national academic society that encourages research and scholarship in public health.
He was the Colonel Commandant (an Honorary appointment) Royal Canadian Medical Services from 2001 to 2010. He was awarded the Canadian Decoration (CD) in 2010.
He is an experienced media spokesperson and public speaker with a long list of writing and production credits including short fiction, humor, travel, international medical news, new media and broadcast television.
Peter is an avid, competitive runner, accomplished studio musician, writer, and creative visual artist.
Dr. Raj Sherman graduated in 1990 from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine, where he specialized in Family and Emergency Medicine. He is a practicing emergency physician and clinical lecturer at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and North East Community Health Centre emergency departments in Edmonton since 1992.
Raj previously served as a STARS Air Ambulance flight physician, as the President of the Section of Emergency Medicine at the Alberta Medical Association, and as a member of the University of Alberta Senate.
Dr. Sherman’s passion for patient advocacy led him to seek elected office as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Meadowlark from 2008-2015. He served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Wellness in the Progressive Conservative government from March 2008-November 2010, at which time he sat as an independent MLA until In September 2011, when he became Leader of the Opposition, Alberta Liberals, until 2015.
Raj received a gold pin for his service with STARS and a bronze medal from the Alberta Northwest Lifesaving Society. In 2011, he was on Alberta Venture magazines list of 50 most influential Albertans.
Active in his community, he became a director for the Society for Helping Lives in Poverty, a member of his local community league housing committee, and a soccer and basketball coach. Raj is a father of two children, a son who is a filmmaker in Toronto, and a daughter who is a 3rd year medical student in Alberta. His hobbies include sports, cycling and travelling.
Boris Kralj holds a PhD in Economics from York University. Dr. Kralj has extensive work experience in various management, research, and consulting positions with both public and private sector organizations. Currently he holds the position of Executive Director, Economics, Research & Analytics and Chief Analytics Officer at the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). He oversees the economic research, policy, and evaluation work associated primarily with the negotiation and implementation of physician fee-for-service (FFS) and non-FFS agreements and the physician fees/tariff setting processes. Additionally, he is responsible for enterprise analytics initiatives at the OMA.
Dr. Kralj has authored and published a broad variety of research reports. His publications relate to physician payment reform, primary care, medical services utilization, physician human resources, workers’ compensation, physician billing, oncology practices, prescribing patterns, and walk-in clinics. He has lectured on microeconomics, macroeconomics, industrial organization, and labour economics at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University for over 15 years. In addition to economics, Dr. Kralj has also received training and experience in engineering, statistics, program evaluation and finance.
Keary Fulton Wallace is the Senior Health Information Specialist at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. She graduated from Dalhousie University with an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and a Masters of Health Services Administration degree. She has worked in Strategic Planning, Utilization Management, Health Information Services and Performance Management in both teaching and community hospitals during the last twenty-five years. She completed her Project Management certification and has her lean green belt certification. She has worked on several provincial working groups and task teams for improving clinical data quality, clinical performance and wait times. As a founding member of the Utilization Managers’ Network of Ontario, she has served on its executive from its inception in 1990 to currently as the Chair sharing performance and utilization management strategies across the province. She recently implemented the Novari electronic Surgical Waitlist system across 29 surgeon’s offices for St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.
Dr. Elkin serves as Professor and Chair of the UB Department of Biomedical Informatics. He is also the Vice Chairman for Quality and Patient Safety and Professor of Internal Medicine at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Peter L. Elkin has served as a tenured Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In this capacity he was the Center Director of Biomedical Informatics, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and the Vice-President of Mount Sinai hospital for Biomedical and Translational Informatics. Prior to Mount Sinai Dr. Elkin was a Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Elkin has published over 170 peer reviewed publications. He received his Bachelors of Science from Union College and his M.D. from New York Medical College. He did his Internal Medicine residency at the Lahey Clinic and his NIH/NLM sponsored fellowship in Medical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Elkin has been working in Biomedical Informatics since 1981 and has been actively researching health big data science since 1987. He is the primary author of the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) national standard on Quality Indicators for Controlled Health Vocabularies ASTM E2087, which has also been approved by ISO TC 215 as a Technical Specification (TS17117). He has chaired Health and Human Service’s HITSP Technical Committee on Population Health. Dr. Elkin served as the co-chair of the AHIC Transition Planning Group. Dr. Elkin is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Elkin was the founding chair of the International Medical Informatics Associations Working Group on Human Factors Engineering for Health Informatics. Dr. Elkin is the Editor of the Springer Informatics Textbook, Terminology and Terminological Systems. He was awarded the Mayo Department of Medicine’s Laureate Award for 2005. Dr. Elkin is the index recipient of the Homer R. Warner award for outstanding contribution to the field of Medical Informatics. Dr. Elkin is the Informatics lead on the University at Buffalo CTSA award.
Shirley Fenton has over 25 years of experience in information technology focused on innovative Internet applications, community information portals, and web-based tools and technology. Her interests are Health Informatics, eHealth, BioHealth, Innovative Intelligent Communities, Community Informatics and Communities of Practice. She is the Business Development Director, Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology and a Research Associate, Computer Systems Group at the University of Waterloo and also the Vice President of the National Institutes of Health Informatics. She is currently serving on the Walsh University Intelligent Community Institute Advisory Board, the Centre for Distance Education Health Information Management Program Advisory Committee and the HIMSS Ontario Board of Directors. She was on the Steering Committee when Waterloo was named the Intelligent Community of the Year in 2007. In 2011, she received the Zonta International Women of Achievement Trailblazer Award. Shirley obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Waterloo.
Dr. Francescutti received his combined Doctor of Philosophy (Immunology) in 1985 and his Doctor of Medicine in 1987 from the University of Alberta. In 1994, he completed his further studies in injury control while working toward a Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
He is currently an emergency physician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Northeast Community Health Centre in Edmonton. As a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, he teaches graduate courses in leadership, advocacy and public health.
Louis has published research on topics including emergency medicine, health promotion and leadership. His outstanding research and initiatives have earned him prestigious grants from a variety of funding agencies. He holds seven fellowships and four honorary fellowships from colleges around the world.
Dr. Francescutti was selected as one of Alberta’s Top 100 Physicians of the Century by the Alberta Medical Association/College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and he was also awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal from the Government of Alberta in 2005. In 2011, he was selected by Alberta Venture as one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.
From 2010-2013 he served as the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and in 2013-2014 he then became the President of the Canadian Medical Association.
He is the Honorary Colonel of 1 Field Ambulance in Edmonton.
He will be speaking on “Accountability in Health Care”.
Trevor has nearly two decades of healthcare informatics and analytics development experience. In his current role at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Emergency Program, Trevor leads the development and implementation of informatics and analytics tools for use in healthcare quality and performance improvement initiatives. He is also Assistant Professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Manitoba, where he participates on clinical and operations research projects and lectures on topics relating to data science, informatics, and quality improvement.
In addition to achieving Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Trevor has certifications in both Lean and Six Sigma. Trevor has been involved in the successful commercialization of health informatics technology, including an Emergency Medical Services data system launched in cooperation with the University of Alberta and other commercial partners.
Trevor has co-authored three book chapters and numerous articles on healthcare topics, and is author of the book Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement published by John Wiley & Sons. You can read numerous healthcare analytics articles, download additional resources, and learn more about Trevor`s book on his blog.
Brendan Behan, PhD in Neuroscience, is the Program Lead, Informatics & Analytics, at the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI). He joined the OBI in the winter of 2016 to help oversee the neuroscience informatics platform known as Brain-CODE. The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) funds research in over 35 institutions across Ontario in the areas of cerebral palsy, epilepsy, neurodevelopment (including ADHD and learning disability), depression and neurodegeneration (including Alzheimer’s disease and ALS). The diversity of data collected from these programs (imaging, clinical, and genetics), presents a big data opportunity for neuroscience. Brain-CODE is a large-scale database and informatics platform developed and maintained by the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) where data streams from these programs are assimilated, stored, and analyzed. The core functionalities of Brain-CODE are data capture, federation with other data bases, integration of data, secure data sharing, and secure analytics.
Prior to joining the OBI, Brendan worked within the field of academic neuroscience. After obtaining a First Class Honours degree in Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, he subsequently completed a PhD in Neuroimaging there, with a focus on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). He then moved to the Krembil Research Institute at Toronto Western Hospital to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship related to the use of diffusion-weighted MRI to illustrate white matter tracts within a neurosurgical setting.
As a leader in delivering projects in the community health sector, Stephanie has been able to incorporate her knowledge of the sector and experience in implementation to deliver business intelligence to the community sector with the support of the Toronto Central LHIN. Previous to leading Community Business Intelligence, Stephanie led the implementation of common assessments from planning to implementation for Community Care Information Management (CCIM). Stephanie has been with Reconnect Community Health Services for more than 3 years, with more than 10 years working in the healthcare sector.
Dr. Fox-Robichaud is an Associate Professor in the Division of Critical Care, Department of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and an Intensivist at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). She is the current President of the Canadian Critical Care Society.
Dr. Fox-Robichaud is a clinician scientist in the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute at McMaster. She is particularly interested in the pathophysiology of sepsis and in moving laboratory research discoveries into clinical care. She is an executive member of the Canadian Critical Care Translational Biology Group and the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.
Her current clinical responsibilities include the Site Lead for the Cardiac Surgical ICU.
Dr. Fox-Robichaud is an educator and the chair of the Critical Care Medicine Examination Board at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is particularly interested in continuing education in critical care and the improvement of crisis management skills and communication strategies. Since 2012 she has led a hospital-wide initiative to introduce an electronic early warning score at HHS. She has received two 2015 Leading Practice Awards from Accreditation Canada for this integration of this EWS into the calling criteria for the Critical Care Response Team at HHS.
As Director of Decision Support Services at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) for the past 14 years, Wendy manages a diverse team focused on the provision of accurate, reliable, and responsive health information for decision makers. An accountant by profession (CPA, CMA), she moved from the purely financial world to an area where the integration of clinical, statistical and financial data is used to paint the picture and tell the patient’s healthcare story. In addition to her position at Hamilton Health Sciences she also leads the Multi-LHIN Integrated Decision Support Business Intelligence Solution (IDS) and is the HNHB LHIN Chief Decision Support Officer. As a leader in information and health data analytics, Wendy has long championed integrating regional, LHIN, and provincial data and the sharing of cross-site and cross-sector information to improve the system as a whole.
As the Manager of Hamilton Health Sciences BI Solutions and Products, Lilian Vasilic leads the Integrated Decision Support (IDS) interdisciplinary team through the stages of product and system design, implementation, and user adoption in the IDS Community of Practice. Her goal is to increase the systems’ value for users as they are searching for insights through building of analytics solutions about quality, efficiency and utilization; and also to empower them to make strategic decisions on regional integration activities as introduced through the MOH transformational agenda.
She believes in knowledge sharing and promotes the culture of engagement, collaboration and innovation. Lilian loves interdisciplinary learning and her interests include innovation, design thinking, knowledge management, and user and patient experience. She holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from University of Sarajevo, and a MSc eHealth from McMaster University.
KAMINI MILNES is a creative and dynamic leader with over 18 years’ experience in health information management, eHealth and IT, who has demonstrated the ability to develop and lead diverse teams of professionals to success in a variety of health sector environments. She has extensive experience working with clinicians, administrators, scientists and executives to understand business problems and quality improvement opportunities; and identifying analytic, technology and reporting solutions.
Currently she is Director, Information Management/Information Technology at the Toronto Central CCAC. For the past three years she has led both IT operations and strategic project implementation for the CCAC, coordinating application and infrastructure support from the Ontario Association of CCACs and the Shared Information Management Services team at University Health Network. Key initiatives include the implementation of SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft Power BI, shared EMRs for integrated teams, and development of an IM/IT strategy to support care coordination in Toronto Central.
Previously, she was the Director of Cancer Informatics at Cancer Care Ontario, where she led the cancer and screening-related information management and business activities of CCO including data collection, standards and quality; methods, reporting and analytics; and provided co-sponsorship to provincial clinical informatics projects including the implementation of Collaborative Stage Capture and Synoptic Pathology Reporting. She has also worked as Director of Decision Support and Utilization Management at Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and as a consultant.
She holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University and an MBA in Health System Management from McMaster University.
As director of Health System Analysis and Emerging Issues, Tracy Johnson is responsible and accountable for providing the vision, strategic leadership and client/stakeholder relationships to develop analytical products that address priority health information needs, and promote their use.
Ms. Johnson has held a several senior positions at CIHI, most recently as Manager of Emerging Issues, and also with Wait Times and Special Projects. Prior to joining CIHI in 2005, she worked in quality and risk and hospital management, and prior to that in acute care and rehabilitation as a physiotherapist. She holds a master’s of business administration from Schulick School of Management at York University and bachelor of Science in physiotherapy from University of Toronto.
Dr. Peter Winkelstein is a physician executive with extensive experience in medical management, medical informatics – including big data and data science − financial analysis and computer modeling. He serves as the executive director of the University at Buffalo (UB) Institute for Healthcare Analytics (IHI). The IHI supports big data healthcare research at UB and its partners by providing a secure computing environment, data science and security consulting, and extensive healthcare datasets. The IHI opened in 2012 with funding through portions of $25 million in NYS HEAL grants. The IHI is located in the heart of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and provides a secure data center with a state-of-the-art data repository infrastructure (>1M patient records). The IHI is a principal component of the $50 million NYS Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG). Dr. Winkelstein also serves as chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) of UBMD, a multispecialty faculty practice of over 500 UB physicians, and as CMIO of Kaleida Health, the largest health care provider in Western New York with over 1200 hospital beds. In addition, he is a Certified Medical Staff Leader and is President of the Kaleida Health Medical/Dental Staff. His particular academic interest is ethical issues in informatics. Dr. Winkelstein is a long-time member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), past chair of the AMIA Ethical, Legal and Social issues Working Group and chair of the AMIA Ethics Committee. He is a Board-certified Pediatrician who continues to practice in inner-city Buffalo, New York.
Doug Mitchell began his work in healthcare as a physiotherapist in Eastern Ontario. He evolved into hospital information management and obtained his Masters of Health Informatics from the University of Victoria, then moved into Decision Support at Guelph General Hospital. An early priority for a multi-departmental team was the development of Guelph General Hospital’s Business Intelligence (BI) program, and he and David Dornan supported the growth of BI through the Conestoga College Bachelors of Applied Health Information Science program.
David is currently supporting Guelph General Hospital develop its Business Intelligence Program. After spending years working in the higher education sector, he is enjoying the challenges of understanding and using health data to help improve the care provided by Guelph General Hospital. He is also enjoying the opportunity to teach and mentor students in the Conestoga College Bachelors of Applied Health Information Science program.
Dr. Jeremy Petch is the Manager of the Li Ka Shing Centre for Healthcare Analytics Research and Training (LKS-CHART) of St. Michael’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is a core member of the Health Technology Expert Review Panel at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health and he sits on the Board of Directors of the Regent Park Community Health Centre and is the Chair of its Quality Committee. He is the co-founder of FacesofHealthCare.ca and an editor of HealthyDebate.ca. Dr. Petch holds a PhD in Philosophy from York University and a graduate diploma from the Ontario Training Centre in Health Service and Policy Research . His doctoral work focused on the intersection of ethics, law and public policy in the regulation of genetic screening technologies. He was previously a research associate at the Institute for Work and Health and Manager of the Special Projects office at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Tammy Arntson is presently the Manager of Data and Decision Support for Covenant Health. She leads the development and implementation of the analytics strategy across the continuum of care services provided within Covenant Health ranging from large urban acute care centers to small rural continuing care centers. She has a Bachelor of Science of Physical Therapy, Bachelor of Physical Education and is currently enrolled in the Risk Management Certificate program in the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta. She has several years' experience as a Physical Therapist in the acute care setting as well as experience in a variety of roles promoting quality improvement, health service planning and health care service design. She has a passion for engaging and empowering teams to use data to inform, improve and excel in the in their daily work and ultimately improve patient and resident outcomes.
Kiren is the Director of Analytics & Business Intelligence at CCO. In this role, she is responsible for leading the enterprise analytics organization that leverages data and analytics to support decision making and drive actionable insights. Kiren is dedicated to partnering with her business programs to define their data and analytics needs, while building her team to develop deep business knowledge and advance competencies in analytics, business intelligence and information design.
Prior to CCO, Kiren has led strategic planning and operational initiatives with hospitals, health care agencies and government, in both Canada and the US. In addition, Kiren has worked in the area of health information where she was supported research and analysis at the Canadian Institute for Health Information and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. She holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and an MSc in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto.
SUJOY PAUL has worked across different industries ranging from software, financial, consulting and currently in the healthcare industry. He has experience dealing with the whole data ecosystem including data modeling, databases, data mining and machine learning, and Business Intelligence. He also led teams where he helped design, develop and implement monitoring tools. He has taught both in the academia and industry. He taught Sybase database and Database Optimization while working at Sybase and Accenture. While pursuing a PhD in School of Process and Information Systems Engineering at the University of Surrey, UK, he also taught a lecture module on Ontologies and Dictionaries on ‘-Omics’ at the School of Biomedical Sciences in the same university. Although he did not complete the programme, he did publish a paper on the integration of knowledge base and database. He has other publications to his credit, including two books on SQL Server Replication published by Apress and has also spoken at various conferences. His other interests include knowledge management, semantic web and bioinformatics.
He has a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, a M.Phil in the same discipline from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and a MBA from Ivey Business School at Western University, London, Canada. Currently he is working as a Manager, Database Services at the Alberta Health Services where he is responsible for managing the database team and, among other things, also dealing with strategies and change management. He is also the Information Sytems Category Editor for Computing Reviews, ACM and a reviewer for the research journal of International Journal of Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare (IJBDAH).
Dr. Ayse Basar Bener is a professor and the director of Data Science Laboratory (DSL) in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University. She is the director of Big Data in the Office of Provost and Vice President Academic at Ryerson University. She is a faculty research fellow of IBM Toronto Labs Centre for Advance Studies, and affiliate research scientist in St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Her current research focus is big data applications to tackle the problem of decision-making under uncertainty by using machine learning methods and graph theory to analyze complex structures in big data to build recommender systems and predictive models. She is a member of AAAI, INFORMS, AIS, and senior member of IEEE.
Angela brings more than 18 years of leadership experience in healthcare informatics to her role as the Director, Data & Analytics Strategic Initiatives & Governance at CCO. She is responsible for the implementation and management of the action plan of CCO’s Data & Analytics Strategy. She is also responsible for establishing, leading, and maintaining an enterprise-wide integrated governance framework that incorporates policy and procedure setting, risk identification and mitigation, data stewardship, compliance, quality and privacy/legal applications of data management. Previously, Angela was the Chief Information Officer & Privacy Officer at Runnymede Healthcare Centre and the Director, Information Technology at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Angela has a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) with a focus in Adult Education and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).
Kimberly Chulis has 20 years of professional advanced analytics experience, Chulis demonstrated analytic expertise on projects at numerous companies and industries, including WellPoint, HCSC, UHG, Great West, Accenture, Ogilvy, MSN, Sprint/Nextel, Commonwealth Edison, TXU, Eloyalty, SPSS, General Motors, Allstate, Cendant, and others in the healthcare, financial, telecommunications, energy, nonprofit, retail, and educational sectors. Her research focus is on social media as a platform to drive positive public health, disease-related community support, early detection and intervention for healthcare outcomes. Chulis is currently in an Advanced Analytics technical role at Microsoft, and holds a PhD from Purdue University's Health and Human Sciences Consumer Behavior program, and a masters degree in economics with a focus on health economics and econometrics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is faculty in Northwestern University’s MS Predictive Analytics program.
Tyler Chalk serves as Director, Strategy and Optimization at the Hospital for Sick Children. He works with executives and clinical leadership to implement strategies designed to increase operational efficiency and enable enhanced patient safety and quality improvement. Prior to joining SickKids in November 2015, he served as Senior Manager, Quality and Performance Measurement at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He has also worked in a number of roles at Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from McMaster University, a master’s from the London School of Economics, and completed the Advanced Health Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.