Boyden Executive Search

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC  April 30, 2018 – Boyden, a premier leadership and talent advisory firm, has announced the placement of Dr. Pierre Gfeller as the new President and Executive Director of McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). His appointment is effective on May 28.

MUHC’s board partnered with Boyden’s Montreal team to lead the global search. MUHC Chair Peter Kruyt said: “A commitment to stakeholder engagement, strategic alignment, and ensuring a true partnership with Boyden was critical in this recruitment. The process and results have been first-rate.”

“MUHC is proud of the pivotal role it plays in terms of patient care, teaching, research and technology assessment in Quebec and Canada, and we are confident that Dr. Gfeller has the skills and experience required to ensure we maintain our leadership position in a rapidly evolving health care environment,” said Kruyt. “At both the CIUSSS and Sacré-Cœur, he broke down barriers within the institutions and united stakeholders, from physicians and health care professionals to staff, patients and donors behind a common vision, strategy and action plan. Furthermore, he secured the constant support of the Quebec government.”

Recognized as one of the world’s foremost academic health centres, MUHC stands for transformation, innovation, and excellence. The passionate pursuit of their mission has led to achieving top 3 ranking on the prestigious Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals list for the second consecutive year in 2017.

“The MUHC has a proud tradition of excellence, and I am excited about joining this world-class institution,” said Dr. Gfeller, himself a graduate of McGill’s Medical School.  “Together we will set a path forward that builds on our strengths, stresses innovation, and ensures Quebecers continue to benefit from leading-edge care.”

“Ongoing digital transformation, globalization, and advances in technology and research are accelerating the impact of the medical community at an extraordinary pace,” explained Boyden’s Managing Partner, Roger T. Duguay. “This evolution is generating innovative leadership in health care that will continue to transform the lives of patients while leading research that can transform the medical world. As MUHC’s next president, Dr. Gfeller will ensure it remains best in global class.” 

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