Dr. Gary Newton
Chair, Board of Directors (OHA Board Appointee)
President and CEO, Sinai Health
Dr. Gary Newton is President and CEO of Sinai Health. Before assuming the CEO role in 2016, Dr. Newton held the position of Physician-in-Chief of Mount Sinai Hospital from 2013 to 2015 and was appointed to the role of Chief Medical Strategy Officer and Physician-in-Chief of the newly formed Sinai Health System in 2015. He served as Chair of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) from 2017-2021, and more recently was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors, Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Repository.
As a practicing cardiologist, Dr. Newton served as the Head of the Division of Cardiology, University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital from 2009 through 2013. He had an active research program in human physiology, focusing on congestive heart failure and nutritional issues in patients with heart failure. He served as Chair of the Scientific Research Committee of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada from 2017-2020.
Dr. Newton is a graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School and has been on faculty at the University of Toronto since 1996. In 2016, he was awarded the Robert Hyland Award for Excellence in Mentorship by the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. Dr. Newton is known as a mentor to next generation leaders and the potential these leaders bring to the future of the Ontario hospital sector and health system more broadly.