Dr. Gaetan Tardif
Physiatrist-in-Chief and Medical Program Director
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network
Dr. Tardif is a full time health care executive with leadership experience in several professional and not-for-profit organizations. He is currently Medical Program Director – Toronto Rehab at the University Health Network (UHN) where he co-manages a budget of CDN$144M. He has been instrumental in developing one of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the world since becoming its inaugural Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer in 1998.
Since joining the senior management team of the University Health Network in 2011 as a result of Toronto Rehab’s integration with Canada’s largest teaching and research hospital, Gaetan has pursued further work in the development of seamless care transition from acute care to community reintegration. He is very active at the regional and provincial level on issues of system integration as it pertains to rehabilitation.
Gaétan was President of the Canadian Society of Physician Executives from 2009 to 2011 where he spearheaded a certification program for physician executives in concert with the Canadian Medical Association. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian College of Health Services Executives. Gaétan is also very involved in leadership development and is a faculty member at the Physician Management Institute of the Canadian Medical Association specializing in strategic thinking.
Outside of healthcare, Dr. Tardif has participated in each of the last eight Paralympic Games as a member of the mission team and was elected President and Chair of the Board of the Canadian Paralympic Committee in May 2013. He is a member of the Board of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Para Pan AM Games.