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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Judy Van Clieaf, RN, BScN, MN

The Hospital for Sick Children
Vice President

Chief of Professional Practice and Nursing

Brief Biography

Judy Van Clieaf is Vice-President, Clinical, and Chief of Professional Practice and Nursing at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) where she provides strategic and operational leadership to several clinical programs and services including the Cancer Centre, Solid Organ and Bone Marrow Transplant Programs, Dialysis Unit, Emergency Department, Psychology Department, Operating Room, and Surgical Inpatient Units.

Van Clieaf has held a variety of leadership positions with 32 years of experience in paediatric and tertiary health care. She played a key role in a $9 million capital expansion and redesign of oncology ambulatory facilities, provided leadership oversight across several departments to attain and maintain accreditation and regulatory compliance for the hospitals transplant programs, and led the establishment of a centralized Newborn Screening Program at SickKids. Van Clieaf currently sits on the Provincial Steering Committee for Solid Organ Transplant and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) and Ronald McDonald House Toronto.

Ms. Van Clieaf was recognized for her leadership by SickKids in 1992 with an Excellence in Nursing Practice Award and in 2012 with the President’s Award. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Ryerson University and a Master of Nursing from the University of Toronto.