Dr. Everton Gooden

President and CEO

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Dr. Everton Gooden began his tenure as President and CEO of North York General Hospital (NYGH) on December 1, 2023.

Everton has held a variety of progressive leadership roles, including serving as Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee, President of the Medical Staff Association, Division Chief of Head and Neck Surgery, Governor of the North York General Hospital Foundation Board of Governors and Chair of its Governance and Inclusion Committee. Everton is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine.

Everton’s passion for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion led him to champion the establishment of NYGH’s first Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office.

Beyond his roles with NYGH, he serves on the Board of Face the Future Foundation, which provides lifesaving facial reconstructive surgery for disadvantaged young people in developing countries.

Everton has received multiple awards including the Black Business and Professional Association’s Harry Jerome Trailblazer Award in 2017, the Urban Hero Award from Metroland Media also in 2017, and the University of Toronto’s Excellence in Community Based Teaching award for 2021.