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Barry Nathanson, BA, MD, MHCM, FRCPC, FACP

Chief of Staff
Stevenson Memorial Hospital
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Adjunct Lecturer
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
Board Member
Physician Payment and Review Board
Ontario Medical Association and The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
President and CEO
True North Health Care Consulting Inc.

Dr. Nathanson earned a BA (English Lit.) in 1982 from Yeshiva University in New York City and he graduated in 1990 from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine where he also completed his internal medicine training. He began practising internal medicine and critical care medicine in 1995 at York County Hospital in Newmarket, Ontario which, in 2000, became Southlake Regional Health Centre.

Early on Dr. Nathanson served as medical director of the inpatient Palliative Care Unit. He later founded the Southlake Heart Function Program. He was president of the Southlake Medical Staff Association for 4 years. He then helped develop Southlake's Clinical Resource Utilization Management Program. From 2008 to 2017 he served as Southlake's Physician Leader (Medical Director), Acute Medicine Programs.

In 2010 Dr. Nathanson completed a Master of Science degree in Health Care Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has served on 2 Ontario provincial task forces, the ER/ALC Advisory Committee and the ALC Action Team. In July of 2016, Dr. Nathanson completed a 2-year term as co-chair of Southlake&apost;s Quality, Utilization and Resource Management committee. He began his latest administrative role in December of 2016, Chief of Staff at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, Ontario. He is presently serving as a member of the Physician Payment Review Board of the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ontario Medical Association.

Dr. Nathanson's additional professional interests are in Medical Bioethics and Health Law, Health Policy and Health Economics, especially the impact of different payor systems on clinical systems design and on clinical decision making, the role of Physician Leadership and Engagement in driving system change toward improved clinical safety, efficiency and effectiveness, and physician health and wellness.

His many personal interests include travelling, especially on his 2014 Indian Chief Classic, together with his wife, Genny, all over Ontario, Canada, the US, and beyond!