Dr. Peter Pisters is President and CEO of University Health Network (Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret Hospitals, Toronto Rehab Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN). Dr. Pisters is an internationally known tenured Professor of Surgery and hospital leader. In his previous role at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Pisters held a number of clinical, administrative and leadership positions from 1994 to 2014 with his most recent executive responsibilities as a Vice-President with leadership over MD Anderson's regional expansion strategy.
Prior to this role, Dr. Pisters was Medical Director of MD Anderson's regional cancer centers, Clinical Consultant for the Center for Global Oncology (now known as MD Anderson Cancer Network), and section Chief for Sarcoma Surgery with a specialty focus in the management of sarcoma and gastrointestinal cancer patients. Dr. Pisters was with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 1992 – 1994, serving as Chief Administrative Fellow in the Department of Surgical Oncology.
Dr. Pisters completed internship and residency at New York University School of Medicine Center – Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Pisters is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario's Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. He holds an M.Sc in Health Care Management from Harvard University and is a 2015 Executive Fellow in the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology agency.