Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Health

Thursday, October 27, 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST via Zoom

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The summit will explore how AI and digital technologies are shaping healthcare delivery and how these technologies will shape the healthcare of the future. More specifically, we would like to explore the state of the technologies now, the opportunities and current roadblocks.



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Program Schedule

  • Introductions
  • Keynote Presentations
    • Leo Anthony Celi, Clinical Research Director and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Laboratory for Computational Physiology and a practicing intensive care unit physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also Associate Professor of Medicine, Part-time, Harvard Medical School.
    • Amol Verma, Clinician-Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto, Provincial Clinical Lead at Ontario Health (Quality).
  • Panel Discussion
  • Closing


Joseph Mapa
Krembil Chair in Health Management and Leadership

After serving as President and CEO of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto for 14 years and then 2 more years as Founding President and CEO of Sinai Health, (a multi-organization, integrated healthcare system) – Joseph Mapa assumed the role of Executive Director of the Health Industry Management Program (MBA specialization) at the Schulich School of Business, York University. In 2021, he was also appointed as inaugural Director of the Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership. An Adjunct Professor, he teaches on high performance leadership and strategic positioning in the health care sector. He holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and is a Fellow of both the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Most recently, during the Covid-19 pandemic, he served as Executive Advisor to the Board of Sienna Seniors Living Inc. ( a publicly traded company of long term care communities and retirement residences); he served on the Advisory Board of MyRemoteClinic (a start-up company providing digital platforms to health and wellness practitioners); and is a Special Advisor to the Board of Canadian Friends of Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem. He also served on numerous sector organizations including Past Chair of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario and Past Co-Chair of Toronto Academic Health Science Network. He also served as Vice Chair of the Canadian College of Health Leaders. He has completed terms on the Governing Council of the University of Toronto; the Ontario Hospital Association Board; the Board of the Canadian Nurses Association; the Advisory Board of the Women’s Executive Network – Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100; and on the Board of Governors of Canada’s “10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures”. Joseph is co-author and/or co-editor of numerous articles and books focusing on healthcare management – including a publication on effective government relations in the health care industry. He has been honoured for his leadership and academic contributions with numerous recognitions including the Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Service and the Mentorship Award by the Canadian College of Health Leaders. A recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award at the Schulich School of Business, Joseph was also highlighted in a feature by Financial Post Magazine on “some of the notable graduates from internationally ranked MBA schools in Canada.” in the health care sector.


Dr. Abi Sriharan
Senior Krembil Fellow, Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership

Dr. Sriharan is an internationally recognized, award-winning health systems innovation scholar. She frequently consults multinational organizations such as the World Health Organization, the World Federation of Neurology, the European Federation of Neurology, the Pan American Federation of Associations of Medical Schools and international Ministries of Health-on-health systems strengthening and human capital strategy.

Dr. Abi Sriharan is the Director of Leadership Wellness Lab, a Senior Krembil Fellow at the Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership at the Schulich School of Business and tan Assistant Professor and the Director of the Systems Leadership and Innovation Program at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Sriharan’s current research focuses on compassion-based leadership on work culture, workforce performance and systems innovation. Her research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Associated Medical Services and foundation grants. Her research has been published in scholarly journals such as Medical Care Research and Review, British Medical Journal, Journal for Health Care Administration Education, Academic Medicine, Health Systems and Reform, Medical Teacher, and Conflict and Health and her work has been featured in media such as Global News, CTV News, Globe and Mail and VeryWell Health. Her research has informed and influenced health systems and higher education transformation initiatives in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, European Union, Japan, China, Israel, Dubai, Qatar, Turkey, and Argentina. Her research and scholarly work have received many awards, including the Innovation in Medical Education Research Awards from the Global Alliance for Medical Education, the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Civic Engagement from the University of Oxford, the President’s Award from the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

Dr. Sriharan earned her D.Phil and MSc from the University of Oxford and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto. She received additional leadership and coaching training from Harvard University and the Weatherhead School of Management at the Case Western Reserve University. She is a Professionally Certified Leadership coach with the International Coaches Federation and a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard University.

Keynote Speakers

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A View into the Future Health Workforce

Leo Anthony Celi
Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Leo Anthony is a Clinical Research Director and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Laboratory for Computational Physiology and a practicing intensive care unit physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also Associate Professor of Medicine, Part-time, Harvard Medical School.

Leo Anthony Celi has practiced medicine in three continents, giving him broad perspectives in healthcare delivery. As clinical research director and principal research scientist at the MIT Laboratory of Computational Physiology (LCP), he brings together clinicians and data scientists to support research using data routinely collected in the intensive care unit (ICU). His group built and maintains the Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care (MIMIC) database. This public-access database has been meticulously de-identified and is freely shared online with the research community. It is an unparalleled research resource; over 2000 investigators from more than 30 countries have free access to the clinical data under a data use agreement. In 2016, LCP partnered with Philips eICU Research Institute to host the eICU database with more than 2 million ICU patients admitted across the United States. The goal is to scale the database globally and build an international collaborative research community around health data analytics.

Leo founded and co-directs Sana, a cross-disciplinary organization based at the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at MIT, whose objective is to leverage information technology to improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. At its core is an open-source mobile tele-health platform that allows for capture, transmission and archiving of complex medical data (e.g. images, videos, physiologic signals such as ECG, EEG and oto-acoustic emission responses), in addition to patient demographic and clinical information. Sana is the inaugural recipient of both the mHealth (Mobile Health) Alliance Award from the United Nations Foundation and the Wireless Innovation Award from the Vodafone Foundation in 2010. The software has since been implemented around the globe including India, Kenya, Lebanon, Haiti, Mongolia, Uganda, Brazil, Ethiopia, Argentina, and South Africa.

He is one of the course directors for HST.936—global health informatics to improve quality of care, and HST.953—secondary analysis of electronic health records, both at MIT. He is an editor of the textbook for each course, both released under an open access license. The textbook Secondary Analysis of Electronic Health Records came out in October 2016 and was downloaded over 48,000 times in the first two months of publication. The course “Global Health Informatics to Improve Quality of Care” was launched under MITx in February 2017.

Leo was featured as a designer in the Smithsonian Museum National Design Triennial “Why Design Now?” held at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City in 2010 for his work in global health informatics. He was also selected as one of 12 external reviewers for the National Academy of Medicine 2014 report “Investing in Global Health Systems: Sustaining gains, transforming lives”.

Responsible Leadership and Sustainability

Amol Verma
Clinician-Scientist, St. Michael’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto; Provincial Clinical Lead, Ontario Health (Quality)

Dr. Amol Verma, MD, MPhil, BSc (Hon), FRCPC, is a physician, scientist and Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto. He works to study and improve hospital care using data from electronic health records. He co-leads GEMINI, a data and analytics platform that partners with hospitals across Ontario. Dr. Verma is an inaugural Provincial Clinical Lead for Quality Improvement in General Medicine with Ontario Health, and co-leads the Ontario General Medicine Quality Improvement Network and the COVID-19 Hospital Analytics Laboratory. He is also leading the development and implementation of a machine learning tool to predict and prevent death and critical illness at St. Michael’s Hospital.

After medical school at the University of Toronto, Dr. Verma completed a Masters in Economic and Social History at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, a 1‑year interdisciplinary fellowship with the Canadian Frailty Network and a 2‑year research fellowship studying big data and advanced analytics in the Clinician Investigator Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is also active in medical education, having co-founded The Rounds Table, a podcast about new research in adult medicine, which has been downloaded more than 350,000 times in over 150 countries.


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