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Apkon.jpgDr. Michael Apkon is a physician executive and paediatric specialist serving in senior leadership roles at several top academic hospitals. He has served as the CEO at SickKids, since January 2014. Prior to coming to SickKids, Michael held roles as the Chief Medical Officer for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and as the Executive Director leading Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. He is currently a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and has held faculty positions at University of Pennsylvania, Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Management. Michael has a BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University as well as MD and PhD degrees from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.  As a healthcare executive, Michael has led systems development and improvement to drive high quality and safe care, improve clinical operations, and promote an integrated approach to healthcare across a continuum of services.