TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Mr. John Mulvihill, Chair of the Board of
Trustees of University Health Network (UHN) and Chair of the Board's
Selection Committee for the President & CEO announced today that Dr.
Peter Pisters, currently Vice President of The University of Texas MD
Anderson Cancer Center's Regional Care System, will serve as UHN's next
President & CEO.
"I know I speak for everyone on the Board and all members of the
Selection Committee when I say how delighted we are that Dr. Peter
Pisters has agreed to return home to Canada to take on the role of
President & CEO of UHN," said Mr. Mulvihill. "His background as a
clinician-researcher and his commitment to patients as partners in
their care will ensure that Dr. Pisters will feel at home at UHN and
that the organization will continue to grow, innovate and lead
healthcare in Canada and beyond our borders."
Dr. Pisters is an internationally known tenured Professor of Surgery at
MD Anderson. 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 6 MD
Anderson centers for care across metropolitan Houston. Prior to his
current role he was Medical Director of the regional cancer centers,
Clinical Consultant for the Center for Global Oncology (now known as MD
Anderson Cancer Network), Section Chief for Sarcoma Surgery with a
specialty focus in the management of sarcoma and gastrointestinal
cancer patients. Dr. Pisters was with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer
Center from 1992 - 1994, serving as Chief Administrative Fellow in the
Department of Surgical Oncology from 1985 - 1992. He completed his
internship and residency at New York University School of Medicine
Center - Bellevue Hospital.
Dr. Pisters is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario's
Schulich School of Medicine and 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
"As a Canadian, I have always been proud of the health care offered to
all citizens," said Dr. Pisters. "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."
Dr. Pisters takes on the role of President & CEO of UHN on January 1,
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