Anouncement: Dr. John Yoo appointed as Interim Chair/Chief, Paediatrics

We are pleased to announce that Dr. John Yoo, has been appointed Interim Chair/Chief, Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective October 18, 2018 to December 31, 2019 or until the position is filled. 

Dr. Yoo received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1991, where he also completed residency and fellowship training in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery. He joined the faculty at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in 1997. 

Dr. Yoo is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology and has broad experience in medical leadership. He was Chair/Chief, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery from April 2006 to June 2017. During that time he also served as the Chair of Clinical Chairs, member of the Dean’s Finance Management Committee, AMOSO Governing Committee, and the city-wide Human Resource Committee. He currently serves in a leadership capacity at provincial, national and international professional societies. He is the past and longest serving Chair of the Committee of Canadian Otolaryngology Academic Chairs, member of the Executive Council of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and is the provincial Co-Chair of Cancer Care Ontario Head and Neck Disease Site. 

Dr. Yoo’s clinical and academic interests include head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and management of the paralyzed face. He has an international reputation for his numerous surgical innovations. 

Please join us in congratulating and thanking Dr. You for accepting this interim appointment. 


Dr. Davy Cheng
Dean (Acting), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Distinguished University Professor & EPICOR Research Chair
Western University, London, Canada

Dr. Robin Walker
Integrated Vice President, Medical Affairs
and Medical Education
London Health Sciences Centre and
St. Joseph’s Health Care London