Healthcare Leadership Course Faculty



Professor Golden is the Sandra Rotman Chaired Professor in Health Sector Strategy at the Rotman School of Management, The University of Toronto, and The University Health Network. In 2006 he became founding Executive Director of The Collaborative for Health Sector Strategy, a policy, research and leadership development institute funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

He is the Rotman School’s National Director for Health Care Leadership Programs. He has been a
faculty member at Insead (France), The Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western
Ontario (Canada), The University of Texas (USA), and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate
School of Management (USA)

Professor Golden conducts research in the areas of strategic change and implementation, health system integration and sustainability, hospital boards, organizational strategy and leadership. Among his published work are articles in The Canadian Medical Association Journal, The Strategic Management Journal, Healthcare Quarterly, Healthcare Papers, The Annals of
Pharmacotherapy, Management Science, Clinical Oncology, Health Policy and The Harvard Business Review. He has recently begun a major research project with Professor Michael Porter (Harvard Business School) on “Creating Value in Canadian Healthcare.”

jordanDr. John Jordan is the leader of JordanWorks Incorporated, a Toronto-based consulting firm
specializing in leadership development, organizational effectiveness and people strategies that
drive performance.

John uses his training as a psychologist to quickly grasp the root issues holding individuals,
teams and organizations back from their optimal performance and to devise common sense
approaches to motivate sustained individual and organizational behavior change. He has been
the lead architect for successful organizational initiatives in diverse industries on multiple
continents with program reach in 118 countries.

John's healthcare sector clients include insurers (Allstate, Canada Life, Equitable Life, Paul Revere, SCOR Re), pharmaceutical and medical/surgical supply companies (GlaxoSmithKline, Baxter Healthcare, Endo, Covidien Human Genome Sciences), and health care providers (The Hospital for Sick Children). A wide range of client engagements inside and outside the health sector enriches the insight of the JordanWorks team and keeps our solutions fresh.

Dr. Abi SriharanAbi Sriharan, currently serves as the Director of International Continuing Health Education Collaborative, University of Toronto and as the Deputy Director for the Peter A. Silverman Centre for International Health at Mount Sinai Hospital. Abi is a highly sought out, educator, researcher, leadership authority and an active participant on numerous international task forces and committees related to health human resource. The focus of her career is to positively impact health care globally through health care leadership development.

Through her work as an international health care leadership consultant , she continues to build upon her wide breadth of experience, which spans 20 countries, including consulting engagements in United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Russia, Thailand, Jordan, China, Israel, Brazil, Venezuela, and Kenya.


Abi completed her undergraduate training from the University of Toronto, Masters training from the University of Oxford. She is currently completing her doctorate training at the University of Oxford. In addition she was trained in health care leadership and coaching from the Harvard University and the University of Toronto.

Dr. Matthew MorganDr. Matthew Morgan has fifteen years of experience as a practicing physician in internal medicine and as a health informatics and clinical transformation leader. Dr. Morgan was recruited to Mount Sinai Hospital in 2011 and as a Vice President, he heads the newly created office of Patient Experience and Outcomes. He is also a member of the combined Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network. Matthew has held senior positions for healthcare delivery organizations and for health information technology vendors. His focus is the use of informatics in the delivery of a safe, high quality patient experience that results in optimal outcomes. He is a co-author of the book "Electronic Medical Records: A Guide for Clinicians and Administrators" published in 2001 and 2008 by the American College of Physicians. He has written numerous articles and presented widely on physician adoption of electronic health records, computerized physician order entry, chronic disease management and patient safety.

As an experienced leader, Matthew has a proven track record in the development and implementation of health informatics strategies and clinical transformation solutions for clients in the US and Canada. He is well respected by his peers for his skills in health informatics, electronic health records, physician engagement, relationship management, organizational readiness, communication and aligning clinical care strategies and objectives with key project activities to ensure broad stakeholder participation, project success and healthcare transformation.


 Matthew completed his medical training at Dalhousie University and University of Toronto and completed his Masters in Clinical Epidemiology with a focus on shared decision-making and the evaluation of clinical decision support systems at the University of Toronto. Matthew is a Fellow of both the Canadian Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and the American College of Physicians.


 Matthew was recently completed the Ontario Medical Association’s Physician Leadership Development Program co-developed and delivered by the Schulich Executive Education Centre of York University’s Schulich School of Business.

Alan R. HudsonAlan R Hudson, Officer Order of Canada. MB, ChB Cape Town, LMCC, FRCS Ed, FRCSC, FCS (SA) Hon, DD Tokushima, Hon, LLD Hon, University of Toronto. McLaughlin Fellow, Oxford. AMP, Harvard. Chairman Div Neurosurgery, U of T. Hon President World Federation Neurosurgical Societies. President Canadian Neurosurgical Society. McCutcheon Chair and Surgeon in Chief, The Toronto Hospital. President and CEO University Health Network. President and CEO Cancer Care Ontario. Lead, Government Ontario Wait Time Project. Chair Board, eHealth Ontario.

Married 50 years to Susan.  4 Children, 12 Grandchildren. Professor emeritus, U of Toronto. Hobbies include: Sailing, photography, travel, and reading.

Module One Instructors

stewartDr. Thomas E. Stewart is the current Physician-in-Chief and Chief Clinical Officer at Mount Sinai Hospital and Professor of Medicine and Anaesthesia, University of Toronto.  Dr. Stewart is a Critical Care physician and previous Director of Critical Care Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University Health Network.  He was a key developer and implementer of Ontario's Critical Care Strategy, having served as Chair of the provincial LHIN Leader Table for several years. He has provided leadership training programs to physicians and health professionals across the Globe. He has received multiple honors, awards and grants and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.  

Dr. Yahya SehabiDr. Yahya Shehabi is the Medical Director of the Acute Care Clinical Services Program and Director of Intensive Care Services and Research at the Prince of Wales Hospital campus in Sydney, a teaching tertiary referral hospital affiliated with the University of New South Wales. Dr. Shehabi is a Senior Lecturer with the Clinical School of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and foundation fellow of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (JFICM). He graduated from the University of Jordan Medical School in 1979. Dr Shehabi is Chairman of the New South Wales Regional Committee, JFICM, and Chairman of the Practice & Economics Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS). Dr Shehabi has significant interest in leadership development for critical care clinicians and has convened many workshops in Australia and presented in many intercontinental workshops. He also holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration from University Technology Sydney (EMBA). He is a foundation steering committee member for the International Collaboration for Excellence in Critical Care Medicine ICE-CCM, founded in Toronto in 2001. The World Wide Bibliographic Society of the USA awarded Dr. Shehabi Distinguished Professor status in 2003 for his contribution to advancement of global solutions. He has been nominated International Health Professional of the Year, 2003, by Cambridge University Publishing.



macleodHugh B. MacLeod is CEO of CPSI (Canadian Patient Safety Institute). Prior to joining CPSI in 2010, Hugh held senior positions with the Government of Ontario as associate deputy minister of the climate change secretariat and assistant deputy minister of system accountability and performance for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. During his four years with the ministry, he was also the executive lead of the Premier’s Health Results Team, responsible for a provincial surgical wait time strategy, a provincial primary care strategy, and the creation of local health integration networks.

Hugh has also held a number of senior executive positions in British Columbia, including senior vice-president of Vancouver Coastal Health and senior vice-president of the Health Employers Association of British Columbia.

In addition to his recent appointment as adjunct professor at Griffith University Business School in Brisbane Australia, Hugh’s professional activities include serving as senior fellow at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management; adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine; and associate faculty at Royal Roads University, Victoria, Faculty of Social and Applied Science.


Peter J. SmythPeter J. Smyth has over thirty years of experience in the fields of mental health, adult education, and organizational consultation. He holds numerous qualifications in the various areas of group work, leadership, coaching, emotional intelligence, personal and group assessment, communication, and problem solving. He is accredited in the administration and facilitation of the globally recognized Lumina Learning systems. Peter is a senior consultant with EduVision Inc., through which he brings his skills to the assistance of a wide range of corporate clients.

Peter is the director of the Counseling Institute in Woodbridge, Ontario, where he practices relational psychotherapy and executive coaching. He has been a professor at York University for the past twenty-seven years and has taught at three other universities. As a corporate coach and consultant, Peter has worked with a wide variety of organizations in both the private and public sectors, and he also provides consultancy services to a number of health-care and educational institutions. He is committed to personal and cultural transformation through the development of consciously collaborative environments that are motivational and responsive to both human and organizational needs for growth.

In addition to his extensive private sector experience, Peter has had a long professional relationship with the public sector, including the Ontario Government. Over the past twelve years he has worked with the Ontario Public Service and various Ministries and Departments. He spent seven years on the faculty of the Centre for Leadership and Learning, Cabinet Office, for the Senior Leadership Development Program. He continues to be on the faculty of the Centre of Excellence in Critical Care Medicine (Mount Sinai / University of Toronto) and was an active member of the Teamwork and Leadership Critical Care Coaching Team (MOHLTC Critical Care Secretariat). In addition, he has served as faculty for the Clinical Ethics Summer Institute.

Peter has written numerous articles in the areas of leadership, psychology, and group work. He brings both wit and wisdom to his work.


devlinDan Devlin, Honors in Business Admisistration, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. Co-founder and president of Give and Go Prepared Foods, 1989 to 2003.

The company grew to become one of the premier independently owned bakeries in North America.

Dan Devlin has consulted with numerous small businesses and entrepreneurial start ups. He is active in philanthropic support and fundraising. Dan is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Huntington Society of Canada.