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Medical Affairs: Clinical Departments

This information introduces our Chair/Chiefs and Chiefs who lead clinical departments at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and/or St. Joseph's Health Care London (St. Joseph’s). 

Below you will find links for each department to access contact information and the department's website (where available). View a complete listing of all physician leaders in each department (including Department Chief, Site Chief, Division Chief/Section Head/Division Chair and Residency Program Directors). In addition, Medical Affairs has developed a LHSC/St. Joseph's/Schulich Departmental Organization Chart to show the Department leads from the Hospital and Western perspective.

Role of the Department Chair/Chief

Most clinical departments are led by a Chair/Chief who holds a joint appointment to the London hospitals and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. In some departments, there is a leadership model with two or more individuals fulfilling the responsibilities of the Chair and Chief of the department. The Chair/Chief has the following broad responsibilities: 

  • To influence, promote and support the University's and Hospitals' strategic plans 
  • To develop a departmental strategy to carry out the tripartite missions of patient care, teaching and research 
  • To oversee, promote and improve the quality of patient care, teaching, education and research performed by members of the University and Hospital(s) department 
  • To develop and foster cooperative relationships among the department members and with other University and Hospital(s) departments and staff 
  • To ensure that all department members understand and comply with the relevant legislation, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, policies and procedures and ethical guidelines of the University and Hospitals in which they function 

Click here for a complete Chair/Chief Position description (under revision).