Area of Expertise
- Health Care Management
Joseph Mapa is an Adjunct Professor and the Executive Director of the Health Industry Management Program (MBA specialization) at the Schulich School of Business, York University. He teaches on leadership and strategic rethinking in the health care sector.
In 2017, Joseph completed his tenure as a health care executive as Founding President & CEO of Sinai Health System from 2015-2017, after serving as President and CEO of Mount Sinai Hospital from 2001-2014. Sinai Health System is an integrated health delivery organization formed by an amalgamation of Mount Sinai Hospital (acute care), Bridgepoint Active Healthcare (complexity medicine and rehab), the Lunenfeld – Tanenbaum Research Institute, together with Circle of Care (a homecare provider). Most recently, he also served as Interim CEO of Sinai Health System’s fundraising entity, Sinai Health Foundation which encompasses Bridgepoint Foundation and Arthritis Research Foundation.
Joseph has a graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration (DHA) from the Department of Health Administration, Division of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, (now the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health). He also obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (Lifelong Member), and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (Life Status).
He is Past Chair of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario and Past Co-Chair of Toronto Academic Health Science Network. He also served as President of the Society of Graduates in Health Administration, and 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 EXTRA Advisory Council of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, the Advisory Board of the Women’s Executive Network – Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 and Canada’s “10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures” Board of Governors. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for MediSeen-a startup digital platform company facilitating house calls and homecare – and most recently has served as an invited guest to Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem, and a guest lecturer on the Canadian Healthcare System for University of Salzberg MBA students, on a study tour in Washington D. C.
Joseph is the author of numerous articles, and is co-author and/or co-editor of three books focusing on healthcare management- including a publication co-edited with Professor Peggy Leatt (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) on effective government relations in the health care industry, with contributions drawn from the public, private and academic communities of Canada and the U.S.
He has been recognized for his leadership and academic contributions including the Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Service by the Canadian College of Health Leaders; the Leadership Award and a Literary Award from the Society of Graduates in Health Administration; Ontario Regent’s Award and the Canadian Chapter of ACHE Service Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives; the Thomas G.Elliott Memorial Publication Award from the Association of Young Health Executives; the Arbor Award in recognition of his contribution and service to the University of Toronto; and the Teaching Excellence Award at the Schulich School of Business, (First Place Winner in 2008-09 and Top Ten Winner in 2017-18). He also received the Canadian College of Health Leaders inaugural national Mentorship Award, and in 2012 he was recognized with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Joseph was also highlighted in a feature by Financial Post Magazine on “some of the notable graduates from internationally ranked MBA schools in Canada.”
2003 Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Service by the Canadian College of Health Leaders
2006 Arbor Award in recognition of his contribution and service to the University of Toronto
2007 Teaching Excellence Award at the Schulich School of Business
2010 Canadian College of Health Leaders inaugural national Mentorship Award
2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
2014 Financial Post Magazine on “some of the notable graduates from internationally ranked MBA schools in Canada”