Mr. John Mulvihill, Chair of the Board of Trustees of University Health Network (UHN), Canada, and Chair of the Board’s Selection Committee for the President and CEO, recently announced that Peter Pisters, MD, will serve as UHN’s next President and CEO, beginning January 1, 2015.
Dr. Pisters is currently Vice President of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Regional Care System and Professor of Surgery. He has held a number of clinical, administrative, and leadership positions at MD Anderson from 1994 to the present, with his most recent executive responsibilities being the management of six MD Anderson centers for care across metropolitan Houston. Prior to his current role, he was Medical Director of the regional cancer centers, Clinical Consultant for the Center for Global Oncology (now known as MD Anderson Cancer Network), and Section Chief for Sarcoma Surgery.
Dr. Pisters was with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Department of Surgical Oncology from 1985 to 1992. He completed his internship and residency at New York University School of Medicine Center, Bellevue Hospital. He holds an MSc degree in Health Care Management from Harvard University.
“I know I speak for everyone on the Board and all members of the Selection Committee when I say how delighted we are that Dr. Pisters has agreed to return home to Canada to take on the role of President and CEO of UHN,” said Mr. Mulvihill. “His background as a clinician-researcher and his commitment to patients as partners in their care will ensure that Dr. Pisters will feel at home at UHN and that the organization will continue to grow, innovate, and lead health care in Canada and beyond our borders.” ■