Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia
Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia (Co-Chair), Director of the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) at Women’s College Hospital
Dr. Bhatia is the Director of the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) at Women’s College Hospital, an innovation laboratory that develops and tests new ideas, new programs and new policy approaches in the world of ambulatory care, and then helps to scale them up across Ontario and beyond.
Dr. Bhatia is a staff cardiologist at Women’s College Hospital and at University Health Network. He also serves as Assistant Professor in Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and at the Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation. He is also an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Previously he has worked as a clinical and research fellow in cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and as a research fellow at Harvard University.
As Director of WIHV, Dr. Bhatia sits on the steering committee for Choosing Wisely Canada. From 2008 - 2009 he was the Premier of Ontario's health and research and innovation policy advisor. He was recently awarded the 2013 American College of Cardiology’s Young Investigator Award, and the American Society of Echocardiography’s Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator Award. He sits on the Mission Committee of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the cardiovascular working group of the Ontario Health Study, and advises the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Quality Ontario, hospitals and other healthcare organizations on various health systems issues, including strategic planning and quality improvement.