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Dr. Michael Apkon, Chair of the Board, President of SickKids CCMH

Dr. Michael Apkon is the President and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). He is a paediatric specialist and physician executive, having held senior leadership roles at several top academic hospitals. He has served as President and CEO of SickKids since January 2014. Prior to coming to SickKids, Dr. Apkon was Chief Medical Officer for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Executive Director leading Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. He is currently a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and has held faculty positions at University of Pennsylvania, Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Management.

Dr. Apkon has a B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University as well as MD and PhD degrees from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He received an MBA from the Yale School of Management. 

As a health-care executive, Dr. Apkon has led systems development and improvement to drive high-quality and safe care, improve clinical operations, and promote an integrated approach to health care across a continuum of services.