The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada welcomes Dr. Brian Hodges as President

February 27, 2023 | Author: Royal College Staff

Effective February 24, 2023, Brian Hodges, MD, FRCPC, PhD, is the 47th President of the Royal College. In his new role, Dr. Hodges will oversee a new strategic plan that champions solutions to the current health human resources crisis and gives a central focus to planetary health and equity, diversity and inclusion. His term will also be characterized by a refresh of the CanMEDS framework and a major refurbishment of the Royal College’s digital platform to enhance the experience of Fellows, Residents, staff and volunteers.

Dr. Brian Hodges

“It’s an honour to serve the Royal College as we continue to evolve evidence-based and progressive models of education, assessment and accreditation by listening closely to the needs of those we serve and adapting our programs and services to support them.”

Dr. Hodges is the executive vice-president of education and chief medical officer at the University Health Network, one of Canada’s largest health care systems incorporating the Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals, and the Michener Institute of Education. At the University of Toronto, he is a professor in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as well as a senior fellow at Massey College. He is senior strategy advisor to the charitable organization AMS Healthcare and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Dr. Hodges is a practising psychiatrist, teacher and researcher, whose research focuses on assessment, competence, compassion and the future of the health professions. In 2019, he was selected as the Royal College’s Professor-in-Residence, a program in which a renowned expert joins the organization’s leadership team to examine a critical health policy issue — in this case exploring the impact of emerging technology, including artificial intelligence, on health care education.

Dr. Hodges has been a member of Royal College Council since 2015 and has served on Royal College committees for over 20 years, including the Committee on Specialty Education, the Finance and Audit Committee, the Examination Committee and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. He was a member of the recent Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and chair of the Task Force on Research.

Richard Reznick, MD, FRCSC, will support Dr. Hodges in his role as Past President.