Dr. Kevin Smith was appointed president and CEO of the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research hospital, in 2018. Smith has spent his career at the interface of the university and the academic hospital and is passionately committed to the mission of education, research and exemplary clinical care. He is a pioneer in advancing integrated care models. His work and leadership have resulted in the expanded introduction of quality-based procedures and bundled funding initiatives by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Educated in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, Smith began his career in medical education, followed by leadership roles at universities, academic hospitals and health systems. He is professionally certified in corporate governance by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Harvard Program in Effective Governance.
Smith currently serves as chair of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario. For the past eight years, he has been chair of the Canada Foundation for Innovation.