A message from Dr. Peter Pisters

As Canada’s leading research academic hospital, University Health Network (UHN) builds on the strengths and reputation of each of its programs to bring together the talent and resources needed to achieve global impact.  Its four hospitals share a mission of outstanding patient care, education, and discovery.

UHN is a caring, creative and accountable hospital, transforming health care for our patients, our community and the world.  Having just joined UHN, I am humbled by the passion and enthusiasm in everyone here who all take pride in our organization and the work that we do to deliver safe, effective, and efficient patient care.

With Toronto Rehab as a member of the UHN family, we are building better health care for Ontarians and Canadians, seamlessly guiding our patients from acute to rehabilitative care and back home to live the best life possible. Countless transformative experiences happen at Toronto Rehab every day, earning us a worldwide reputation as a leader in rehabilitation.

Toronto Rehab’s rehabilitation research is aimed at addressing some of the most complex health-care issues today; producing practical solutions to real-life challenges through new therapies and assistive technologies, and important advances in knowledge.

Toronto Rehab Foundation is critical to UHN’s efforts to achieve global impact and make a difference. Its fundraising efforts are key to ensuring UHN’s progress, development and success in delivering best-in-class care.

Thank you for your support and having the courage to make a difference.

Dr. Peter Pisters
President & CEO

An interview with Dr. Pisters appeared in The Globe and Mail on March 13, 2015

Dr. Peter Pisters joined University Health Network (UHN) as President and CEO January 1, 2015.  Previously, Dr. Pisters served as Vice President of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Regional Care System where he was an internationally known tenured Professor of Surgery and held a number of clinical, administrative and leadership positions since 1994. Dr. Pisters was with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 1992 – 1994, serving as Chief Administrative Fellow in the Department of Surgical Oncology and 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 agency.

Visit the UHN website for Dr. Pisters' Looking Ahead series and to watch his presentation at the Annual General Meeting.