Dr. Michael ApkonMBA, MD, PhD, President and CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
Dr. Michael Apkon, MBA, MD, PhD, was appointed President and CEO for The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) on January 1, 2014.
Dr. Apkon 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.
Prior to coming to SickKids, Dr. Apkon was senior vice president for Medical Affairs and the chief medical officer for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania as well as a practicing paediatric intensive care specialist.
Dr. Apkon also served in leadership roles at Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Health System, including executive director for Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and as a faculty member for Yale School of Medicine and the Yale School of Management.
As a healthcare executive, Dr. Apkon 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. His academic interests include using technology to enhance safety and the application of operations management tools to enhance performance.