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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Michael Apkon, MBA, MD, PhD

The Hospital for Sick Children
President and Chief Executive Officer

Email: michael.apkon@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: April Forrester
Alternate Phone: 416-813-8971
Alternate Email: april.forrester@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Apkon is a paediatric specialist and physician executive, having held senior leadership roles at several top academic hospitals. He has served as President and CEO of SickKids since January 2014. Prior to coming to SickKids, Dr. Apkon was Chief Medical Officer for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Executive Director leading Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. He is currently a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and has held faculty positions at University of Pennsylvania, Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Management.

Dr. Apkon has a BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University as well as MD and PhD degrees from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He received an MBA from the Yale School of Management. 

As a health-care executive, Dr. Apkon has led systems development and improvement to drive high quality and safe care, improve clinical operations, and promote an integrated approach to health care across a continuum of services.