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Rotman School Leader in Health Sector Policy Appointed as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

September 16, 2016

Toron­to, ON – A rec­og­nized leader in health pol­i­cy and man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment has been named a Fel­low of the Cana­di­an Acad­e­my of Health Sci­ences.

Prof. Bri­an Gold­en is Vice-Dean, Pro­fes­sion­al Pro­grams and is the San­dra Rot­man Chair in Health Sec­tor Strat­e­gy at the UofT and Uni­ver­si­ty Health Net­work. He is the first fac­ul­ty mem­ber from a busi­ness school to receive the hon­our.

Fel­lows of the Acad­e­my are elect­ed on the basis of their demon­strat­ed lead­er­ship, cre­ativ­i­ty, dis­tinc­tive com­pe­ten­cies and com­mit­ment to advance aca­d­e­m­ic health sci­ences and is con­sid­ered one of the high­est hon­ours for mem­bers of the Cana­di­an health sci­ences com­mu­ni­ty.

Prof. Gold­en was induct­ed as a Fel­low at the Academy’s annu­al meet­ing in Mon­tre­al last evening.

“An accom­plished researcher and edu­ca­tor in the field of man­age­ment, Prof. Gold­en is rec­og­nized as a lead­ing inter­dis­ci­pli­nary schol­ar in health sys­tem sus­tain­abil­i­ty and orga­ni­za­tion­al strat­e­gy. His inno­v­a­tive and inclu­sive approach to trans­lat­ing research insights into the train­ing of Canada’s health sys­tem lead­ers has made him a promi­nent and trust­ed advi­sor to gov­ern­ment on health pol­i­cy direc­tion and imple­men­ta­tion,” said Prof. Vivek Goel, Vice-Pres­i­dent, Research and Inno­va­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to.

A pro­fes­sor at the Rot­man School since 2002, Prof. Gold­en became found­ing Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of The Col­lab­o­ra­tive for Health Sec­tor Strat­e­gy, a pol­i­cy, research and lead­er­ship devel­op­ment insti­tute fund­ed by the Ontario Min­istry of Health in 2006. He is the Rot­man School’s Nation­al Direc­tor for Health Care Lead­er­ship Pro­grams.

Prof. Gold­en con­ducts research in the areas of strate­gic change and imple­men­ta­tion, health sys­tem inte­gra­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty, hos­pi­tal boards, orga­ni­za­tion­al strat­e­gy and lead­er­ship. Among his pub­lished work are arti­cles in The Cana­di­an Med­ical Asso­ci­a­tion Jour­nal, Health Pol­i­cy, The Strate­gic Man­age­ment Jour­nal, Health­care Quar­ter­ly, Health­care Papers, The Annals of Phar­ma­cother­a­py, Man­age­ment Sci­ence, Clin­i­cal Oncol­o­gy, and Har­vard Busi­ness Review.

From 2005 to 2010 Prof. Gold­en was Board Chair of the Insti­tute for Clin­i­cal Eval­u­a­tive Sci­ences (ICES). In 2010, he became Board Chair of Rise Asset Devel­op­ment, a non-prof­it micro­fi­nance orga­ni­za­tion pro­vid­ing start-up sup­port loans and busi­ness advice to clients with men­tal health and addic­tion chal­lenges.

His arti­cle ’Trans­form­ing Health­care Orga­ni­za­tions’ in Health­care Quar­ter­ly is that journal’s most down­loaded arti­cle of the past twelve years. Among his awards for teach­ing are Canada’s Ted Freed­man Inno­va­tion in Health­care Edu­ca­tion Award and the Cana­di­an Med­ical Association’s inau­gur­al Eure­ka Award for Inno­va­tion in Physi­cian Edu­ca­tion.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness and soci­etal chal­lenges.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
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