Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia is the director of the Institute for Health System Solutions & Virtual Care and F.M. Hill Chair in Health System Solutions at Women’s College Hospital. Previously he has worked as a clinical and research fellow in cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and as a research fellow at Harvard University. Dr. Bhatia has significant experience in health policy, and from January 2008 to December 2009 was the Premier of Ontario's health and research and innovation policy advisor. He is a health policy researcher who has published in peer reviewed journals, such as New England Journal of Medicine, and the CMAJ. He has also presented at national and international meetings, such as the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. He was recently awarded the 2013 American College of Cardiology’s Young Investigator Award, and the American Society of Echocardiography’s Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator Award. He sits on the Mission Committee of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the cardiovascular working group of the Ontario Health Study, and advises the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, hospitals and other healthcare organizations on various health systems issues, including strategic planning and quality improvement.
Dr. Bhatia has been invited to speak at conferences held by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ontario Hospital Association, ICES, various Local Health Integration Networks, law firms, and hospitals on various issues of health policy. Dr. Bhatia received his medical degree and MBA at McGill University and received his internal medicine and cardiology training in Toronto.