Message from NYGH Board Chair: President and CEO appointment

On behalf of the Board of Governors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Joshua Tepper to the position of President and CEO of North York General Hospital (NYGH).

Dr. Tepper's appointment is the result of an extensive national search process, which sought an accomplished leader who is passionate about building on NYGH's record of success as a high performance organization, and who will nurture our vibrant and distinctive culture.

Dr. Tepper is a family physician and is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Quality Ontario (HQO), which works in partnership with Ontario's health care system to support a better experience of care, better outcomes for Ontarians and better value for money. Dr. Tepper will officially begin his new role at North York General on November 5.
Dr. Joshua Tepper
Prior to HQO, Dr. Tepper was the inaugural Vice President of Education at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. As Vice President, he was responsible for Sunnybrook's educational strategy and programming for learners, physicians and staff, patients and their families and the community. Prior to joining Sunnybrook, Dr. Tepper was Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) in the Health Human Resources Strategy Division of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. As the ADM, he led the HealthForceOntario health human resources strategy to ensure that Ontarians have access to the right number and mix of qualified health care providers.

In addition to his involvement in health policy and research at the provincial level, Dr. Tepper has been active on a national scale as the Senior Medical Officer for Health Canada, an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and a research consultant for the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). He has received several provincial and national awards for his leadership in these positions.

Dr. Tepper has always remained in active practice serving marginalized populations and taking on clinical leadership roles. He has served as the Medical Director for the Inner City Health Associates and President of the Inner City Family Health Team. He was also previously the Vice-President of the Society of Rural Physicians.

He completed Medical School at McMaster University and his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Tepper holds a degree in Public Policy from Duke University, a Masters of Public Health from Harvard, and an executive Master's of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Dr. Tepper recognizes the many strengths of our organization, having worked in our Emergency Department over the past six years. As Joshua noted to the Search Committee, “North York General is a remarkable organization that I have been honoured to work with over many years in different roles, including as a physician. We have a tremendous culture and a commitment to our patients and our community, all of which I hold as deeply important. It is a tremendous privilege for me to join the leadership team.”

Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Dr. Tepper to our organization.
Samuel Elfassy
Chair, Board of Governors
North York General Hospital
August 27, 2018