MaRS Innovation President and CEO Named to Ontario Health Innovation Council

Council members include MI’s Raphael Hofstein and MI Board Chair Dr. Robert Bell

On November 20, the Government of Ontario launched the Ontario Health Innovation Council to support health innovation in Ontario. Dr. Raphael Hofstein, president and CEO of MaRS Innovation, was named to the council.

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Members of the Ontario Health Innovation Council, including MaRS Innovation’s president and CEO Dr. Raphael Hofstein (third from left), pose after the initial announcement.

By becoming a member of the Council, Hofstein will assist in identifying evidence-based opportunities in Ontario’s healthcare space and advancing them into practice on a global scale.

As stated in the initial press release, the council’s other goals will be to:

  • Improve health, health care and well-being in Ontario
  • Spur innovation that lowers health care costs
  • Increase quality of patient care
  • Stimulate the environment needed for job creation in this sector
  • Attract the best and brightest researchers and entrepreneurs to Ontario

Dr. Robert Bell, president and CEO of University Health Network and chairman of the MaRS Innovation Board of Directors, was also named to the council.

To learn more about the council and its members, read the initial release or an article published by Yonge Street Media.

By Kailee Travis, writer and communications assistant