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State of Healthcare from the C-Suite Perspective - a NU-Kellogg Panel

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Cleveland Clinic Canada

181 Bay Street, 30th Floor

Toronto, ON M5J 2T3

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The Northwestern-Kellogg Alumni Club of Toronto invites you to join us for an intimate panel discussion and Q&A with three highly esteemed leaders in Canadian healthcare:

Dr. Michael Apkon (McCormick '82) - President and CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children

Lydia Lee (Weinberg '87) - Partner and National Digital Health Lead, KPMG

Mike Kessel (Kellogg '05) - President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic Canada

Moderator: Allison Vuchnich (Medill '95) - Senior Correspondent, Global News

This will be a great opportunity to hear first hand insights and experience of prominent Canadian leaders and how they're thinking about the Canadian healthcare landscape: their views on the Canadian vs. the U.S. system, the role of technology, the impact of tax reforms, and other current and thought provoking topics.

Event Timing:

6:00pm - 7:00 p.m.: Registration and Networking

7:00pm - 7:45 p.m.: Panel Discussion

7:45 - 8:15 p.m.: Audience Q&A

Refreshments will be served. Our thanks to Cleveland Clinic Canada for sponsoring the event.

Please register as soon as possible. Capacity is limited and tickets will only be available until November 10th.


About the Speakers:

Dr. Michael Apkon, MBA, MD, PhD

Dr. Apkon is a paediatric specialist and physician executive, having held senior leadership roles at several top academic hospitals. He has served as President and CEO of SickKids since January 2014. Prior to coming to SickKids, Dr. Apkon was Chief Medical Officer for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Executive Director leading Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. He is currently a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and has held faculty positions at University of Pennsylvania, Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Management.

Dr. Apkon has a BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, as well as MD and PhD degrees from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He received an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

As a health-care executive, Dr. Apkon has led systems development and improvement to drive high quality and safe care, improve clinical operations, and promote an integrated approach to health care across a continuum of services.


Lydia Lee, MBA

Lydia Lee has recently joined KPMG Management Consulting as a Partner and National Lead for Digital Health. Previously, Lydia held the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for University Health Network (UHN), a leading multi-site acute care teaching hospital in Toronto. In this role, Lydia provided strategic leadership in the areas of information management, information technology, privacy, medical engineering and human factors engineering support services.

Lydia was also previously President and Chair of the Board of Directors of COACH, Canada’s Health Informatics Association, a national association dedicated to developing and promoting health informatics professionals and their accomplishments within the Canadian health system.

Lydia has held numerous positions in healthcare administration and consulting, focusing on strategic alliances, integrated health system planning, large-scale project management and evidence-based health care. Lydia received her B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and her M.B.A. in Finance and Management from the University of Texas.


Mike Kessel, MBA, CPA

Mike Kessel is the President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Canada and is responsible for the growth of the Canadian facility, strategic partnerships and enterprise value creation. During his tenure, the organization has implemented a unique public/private hybrid strategy that has led to the formation of formal partnerships with local Canadian healthcare ecosystem community stakeholders, such as Sick Kids, Sunnybrook, Mt. Sinai and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He has also led partnership efforts with the Ontario Ministry of Health, where there have been several important firsts for in country and cross-border patient care in bariatric surgery and bone marrow transplants. Most importantly, patient experience and employee engagement scores have reached record highs during his tenure. His career has been fueled by a passion for healthcare and over 25 years of experience in strategy, finance, operations and entrepreneurial ventures.

In addition to his work at Cleveland Clinic Canada, Mr. Kessel is active in the Toronto community as a former board member of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, where in 2016 he was the recipient of the Tony Graham Outstanding Board Member Award. He is also a board member at Arlington Partners; Akira, a Toronto based virtual care organization; Biomendics, an Ohio based wound care organization, and VIQ, a Toronto based audio visual capture company. Mr. Kessel is a former committee member of the Conference Board of Canada. He is also an active member of Young Presidents Organization and serves on the Maple Leaf chapter’s New Member Committee.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Canada in 2009, Mr. Kessel was Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development and Finance for the Center for Partnership Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital /Trio Health in Chicago. In this role, Mr. Kessel was instrumental in the development of a network of executive health and wellness programs with leading medical centers throughout the United States. He successfully secured 39 of the 42 Fortune 500 companies based in Chicago as clients. The program was ranked as one of the top programs in the country by Forbes and Fortune magazines.

Mr. Kessel also held a finance leadership role at Cardinal Health, a Fortune 50 global medical products company that manufactures and distributes medical, surgical and laboratory products. Additionally, he was Co-founder and Chief Financial and Operations Officer for Ignition State Group, LLC, a web strategy and development firm based in Chicago.

Mr. Kessel graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and accounting. He received his CPA designation in 1995. Mr. Kessel received his MBA from Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University in Chicago in 2005 with a focus on Marketing, Finance and Strategy.

Mr. Kessel and his wife Julie have three children, two of whom were born in Chicago and one in Toronto. He also enjoys keeping active in a variety of sports including tennis, running, ping pong, basketball and golf.


Allison Vuchnich, MSJ

Allison Vuchnich has distinguished herself in health, investigative and enterprise reporting. As Senior Network Correspondent, Allison contributes to all Global News platforms including health reporting for Global National, the network’s flagship newscast. Her dedication to the craft and original reporting has garnered Allison a Gemini award, numerous RTDNA awards, and other accolades.

Allison earned her master’s degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. Before coming to Global, she also reported for ABC, NBC and CTV.

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Cleveland Clinic Canada

181 Bay Street, 30th Floor

Toronto, ON M5J 2T3

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