The Inaugural Winston Isaac Lecture in Healthcare Services with Dr. Samir S...
“On Becoming a Geriatrician, Health Strategist, and Effective Advocate for Change”
Thursday October 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Dr. Sinha arrived at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar with an MD and a desire to make a difference for vulnerable populations. He will share how he used key experiences at Oxford to get the training he needed to start a career anchored in medicine but also eventually influential in health policy and strategy spheres in Canada and beyond. He will highlight how our ageing demographics represent societies’ greatest public policy challenges and opportunities, and lessons he has learned in becoming an effective advocate for change. These insights are invaluable for healthcare providers, policy makers, educators and students who want to make a real difference.
Dr. Samir Sinha is the Director of Geriatrics at Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto, Co-Chair of Ryerson University’s National Institute on Ageing and a member of the University’s Board of Governors. He has a great breadth of international training and expertise in health policy and the delivery of services related to the care of the elderly. In 2012 he was appointed by the Government of Ontario to serve as the expert lead of Ontario's Seniors Strategy. He has further consulted and advised hospitals and health authorities in Britain, Canada, Iceland, the United States and China. In 2014, Toronto Life named him one of Toronto’s Best Doctors while Maclean’s proclaimed him to be one of Canada’s 50 most influential people and its most compelling voice for the elderly.