Dr. Andy Smith is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. In this role, Dr. Smith provides leadership for one of Canada’s largest academic health sciences centres with 11,000 staff and physicians, 1,300 beds and an annual budget of nearly $1 billion.
In addition, he is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He completed medical school, including a Masters of Science, and General Surgery residency at the University of Toronto. He also completed a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Upon returning to Canada, he established himself as a leader in the management of colorectal cancer. He has served as Head of the Division of General Surgery at Sunnybrook, Chair of the Division of General Surgery at the University of Toronto, Chief of the Odette Cancer Program and Regional Vice President for Cancer Care Ontario. Most recently, Dr. Smith has served Sunnybrook as its Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Executive.
He has been involved for many years in health care quality improvement initiatives in Ontario and is passionately interested in health care leadership and the evolution of the health care system in Canada.