Sacha Bhatia

Sacha Bhatia

Building a better health system in a post-pandemic world


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Learning objectives

  • Describe some of the current health system challenges related to the pandemic
  • Explain Ontario Health’s approach to integrated care and population health
  • Discuss the current state of Ontario Health teams and opportunities to improve coordination across the continuum of care

Speaker bio

Dr. Sacha Bhatia is the Executive Lead, Population Health and Value-based Health Systems, at Ontario Health. Previously, he was the FM Hill Chair in Health Systems Solutions, the Chief Medical Innovation Officer of Women’s College Hospital (WCH), as well as the Division Head of Cardiology at WCH. A scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (IC/ES) and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, he has been published in international peer-reviewed journals like the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA Internal Medicine. In 2013, he founded the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) and served as its Director until 2019. He has been a commentator on Bloomberg News, CTV News and CBC, and has been asked to give over 100 presentations internationally, nationally and regionally over the past six years.

He is a recipient of the American College of Cardiology’s Young Investigator Award, the American Society of Echocardiography’s Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator Award, and most recently the Goldie Award for Quality and Innovation and the Louise Lemieux Charles Emerging Leader award at the University of Toronto. He sits on the boards of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and DREAM Industrial REIT, a publicly-traded company listed on the TSX.

Previously, he worked as a clinical and research fellow in cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University. Dr. Bhatia received his medical degree and MBA at McGill University and completed his internal medicine and cardiology training in Toronto.

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