Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 4 2018 - Page 21

INTRODUCING CPSO welcomes first Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Sheila Laredo, Toronto endocrinologist, joins College leadership T he College is pleased to announce that following an extensive search, Dr. Sheila Laredo has been selected as the College’s first Chief Medical Advisor. Dr. Laredo is an MD and specializes in endocrinology and metabo- lism. She is a health-care leader and is recognized for her research and teaching excellence. “We are thrilled to have someone of Dr. Laredo’s calibre joining us as our first Chief Medical Advisor,” said Dr. Nancy Whitmore, Registrar and CEO at the CPSO. “Dr. Laredo’s passion and health-care expertise will be invalu- able as we continue on our journey to ensure Ontarians have the safest, highest quality health care.” Dr. Laredo is joining the CPSO from Women’s College Hospital, where she has served as the Chief of Staff since 2013. During her tenure, Dr. Laredo focused on enhancing quality and safety by strength- ening physician documentation, improving creden- tialing processes and strengthening the governance of physician privileges. In addition, she also implemented a 360 review process for physicians and encouraged more interdepartmental collaboration. In this new role, Dr. Laredo will provide leadership to the College’s medical advisors to advance the goals and objectives of the College. As part of the executive team, Dr. Laredo will be involved in strategic planning and cross-departmental program and policy development. Dr. Laredo holds a PhD in clinical epidemiology and is an associate professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. Her clinical interest is in women’s reproductive health. Dr. Laredo is a passionate advocate for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and is a parent to four children, two of whom have ASD. In her other advocacy work, Dr. Laredo co-founded and chaired the Joint Domestic Violence Committee at Women’s Col- lege Hospital which has developed an eModule to train several thousand physicians and health professionals to recognize intimate partner violence among colleagues. “I am delighted to join the CPSO. The work of the College is critical to ensuring that we have the strongest health-care system possible in Ontario,” said Dr. Lar- edo. “I look forward to using my experience in health care and public system advocacy to support the CPSO in this work.” MD ISSUE 4, 2018 DIALOGUE 21