North York General Hospital (NYGH) appoints Dr. Joshua Tepper to the position of president and CEO.
There was an extensive national search process that led to the appointment of Dr. Tepper. The NYGH sought an accomplished leader who is passionate about building on NYGH’s record of success as a high performance organization, and who will nurture their 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 5th.
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. Before 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 Health Force Ontario health human resources strategy to ensure that Ontarians have access to the right number and mix of qualified health care providers.
Additionally, 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 continually remains in active practice serving marginalized populations and taking on clinical leadership roles. He served as the medical director for the Inner City Health Associates and president of the Inner City Family Health Team.
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.
“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,” says Dr. Tepper. ‘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.”