CADTH appoints new VP of medical devices
June 7, 2017
OTTAWA – CADTH is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera (pictured) as the new vice-president of medical devices and clinical Interventions. Dr. Wijeysundera brings with him a tremendous amount of experience as both a practising physician and a scientist.
“We are proud that Dr. Wijeysundera has chosen to join CADTH at this very exciting time, as we continue to grow and strengthen our medical devices portfolio,” said Dr. Brian O’Rourke, president and CEO of CADTH.
“His background as a clinician-researcher and his expertise in health technology assessment, coupled with his deep commitment to patients, make him a tremendous asset to our organization and to the healthcare decision-makers who rely on CADTH for credible evidence and advice,” said O’Rourke.
Dr. Wijeysundera is an interventional cardiologist and clinician scientist at the Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.
He is also an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and cross-appointed to the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Wijeysundera is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and subsequently did specialty training in internal medicine and adult cardiology at the University of Toronto. He also holds a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Wijeysundera’s appointment commences on August 1, 2017. He succeeds Dr. Tammy Clifford, who assumed her new role as Chief Scientist and Vice-President of Evidence Standards effective April 1, 2017.
CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for providing Canada’s healthcare decision-makers with objective evidence to help make informed decisions about the optimal use of drugs and medical devices in our healthcare system. CADTH receives funding from Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments, with the exception of Québec. Learn more at www.cadth.ca.