Alumnus to head up UHN

Congratulations to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumnus, Dr. Peter Pisters, who will serve as the University Health Network's next President & CEO. University Health Network includes Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

Dr. Pisters is an internationally known tenured Professor of Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas. Dr. Pisters has held a number of clinical, administrative and leadership positions at MD Anderson from 1994 to the present with his most recent executive responsibilities being the management of six MD Anderson centers for care across metropolitan Houston.

Dr. Pisters is a graduate of Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He holds an M.Sc. in Health Care Management from Harvard University and is a 2014-2015 Executive Fellow in the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology agency.

"As a Canadian, I have always been proud of the health care offered to all citizens," said Dr. Pisters in a press release.  "To return as President & CEO of UHN is a unique challenge and a privilege. I will do everything in my power to build on the legacy of those who have gone before me and expand the capabilities and reach of people within the organization so that patients may benefit across Canada and around the world.
"I also want to add how thrilled and excited our family is with this opportunity and our return to Canada."