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About Sickkids
About SickKids

January 13, 2014

Big day at SickKids as we welcome our new President and CEO, Dr. Michael Apkon

Mike Apkon

Having spent the past few months getting to know SickKids a little better, Dr. Michael Apkon today begins his term as President and CEO.

“Although I have long held SickKids in high esteem, over the last few months I've been able to even better appreciate how wonderful a place this is,” says Apkon.  “I've had a chance to see what an innovative, creative, compassionate and committed team this is and I've been inspired by everyone’s sense of purpose, passion and pride.”

Following a comprehensive, international search, the Board of Trustees announced in September the appointment of Apkon to the position of President and CEO. Apkon comes to SickKids from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where he was the Senior Vice-President for Medical Affairs and the Chief Medical Officer. He was also a Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania and a practising paediatric intensive care specialist. Prior to joining CHOP, he was the Vice-President and Executive Director at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor in Paediatrics at Yale School of Medicine and the Yale School of Management.