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University Health Network appoints president and CEO


Toronto, ON – Dr Robert Bell, currently vice president at University Health Network and chief operating officer of the Princess Margaret Hospital, as the network’s next president & CEO.

Dr Bell has been COO at Princess Margaret Hospital and medical director of the network’s oncology program from 2000 to the present. During this time, the hospital formed a strategic and positive relationship with Cancer Care Ontario, added a palliative care unit, and was successful in securing funding to enable an enhanced investment in radiation therapy, leukemia and surgical oncology. In addition, Dr Bell contributed substantially to the exceptional fundraising activities of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and the growth of cancer research.

In addition to his work on behalf of PMH, he co-chaired the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s steering committee on critical care reform and served as regional vice president & chair, clinical council for Cancer Care Ontario. He is an orthopedic surgeon with a specialized practice in oncology and a successful career in cancer research and education.

He will assume his new role on June 15.