Announcing the new Executive Director, Office of Specialty Education
Effective August 30, 2021, Glen Bandiera MD, FRCPC, BASc (Engin.) MEd, will join the Royal College as the executive director, Office of Specialty Education (OSE).
Dr. Glen Bandiera currently serves as associate dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, where he holds the rank of full professor. He has degrees in engineering/management science (Waterloo), medicine (McMaster) and education (OISE/UT). Dr. Bandiera completed residency training in Emergency Medicine and Trauma resuscitation at McMaster University, and served for ten years as a staff emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
Dr. Bandiera’s academic interests are in faculty/leadership development, curriculum design and competency/applicant assessment and he has published widely in these areas. Select past positions include chair of the Royal College Accreditation Committee, responsible for setting and monitoring the standards for over 700 residency programs in 67 specialties across Canada; chair of the Royal College Emergency Medicine Specialty Committee, overseeing the evolution and stewardship of the specialty in Canada; president of the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME); and founding director of the CAME Foundation.
In the health sector, Dr. Bandiera has developed interests in process improvement, hospital governance and physician leadership. Dr. Bandiera served as inaugural chair of the integrated Medical Advisory Committee at Unity Health Toronto (Providence, St. Joseph’s, St. Michael’s hospitals) and was instrumental in the launch of a new physician governance model and strategic plan.
As chief of Emergency Medicine, he grew the physician cohort which achieved a 400% increase in academic productivity; oversaw almost 100% growth in patient volumes while using process engineering interventions to improve efficiency in the same physical space, and was physician lead for the design, fundraising, and operational readiness planning for a new ‘Best in Class’ inner-city emergency department, which is currently being built. He won the St. Michael’s Hospital Spirit of Philanthropy Award and co-chaired its 3.0 Steering Committee charged with oversight of operational readiness planning for occupancy of the new $400M clinical wing and emergency department expansion.