OMA President Dr. Tandan: Re-routing Health System Transformation for Success11:45am-1:30pm | Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre - 525 Bay Street, Toronto
Health care and the economy are not mutually exclusive; a strong health care system and a strong economy cannot exist without the other. A vibrant system where the best care is accessible and where people are healthier attracts jobs and investments, building a stronger province.
Despite the importance of this symbiotic relationship, a friction exists between the growing needs of patients and our system’s fiscal challenges. As providers working on the front lines, health care workers are acutely aware of these conflicts. As citizens, we are also aware of the bond between a robust system and long term prosperity of our communities.
Thought leaders across the province report that our health system is on a collision course. Dr. Ved Tandan advocates that we must face this crisis head on. And through building meaningful partnerships between providers, patients, business and government alike, we’ll be on the road to ensuring the future sustainability of the system.
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Formal remarks scheduled for 12 p.m., lunch to follow.
Dr. Ved Tandan
133rd President, Ontario Medical Association
General Surgeon, Hamilton, Ontario
Dr. Ved Tandan is the 133rd president of the Ontario Medical Association.
During his year as president of the OMA, Dr. Tandan will focus on laying the groundwork to create the healthcare system of the future with a view to enhancing the patient experience. Dr. Tandan believes the key is to strengthen partnerships between physicians and healthcare institutions such as hospitals, breaking down the walls that separate providers from each other and stand in the way of creating a healthcare system that is seamless and truly patient centered.
Dr. Tandan obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Toronto in 1989, and a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology in 1995. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and a General Surgeon in Hamilton, Ontario, with a focus on liver and pancreatic cancer surgery.
Dr. Tandan has been involved with the OMA for the past 17 years, in a wide range of positions, working on hospital issues, health system funding, and eHealth data governance.