Andreas Laupacis, MD, MSc, BA, FRCPC
St. Michael’s Hospital
Former Member: Board of Directors, Executive Committee
Andreas Laupacis is a general internist who currently practices palliative care at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and the Executive Director of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s. He is a Professor at the University of Toronto in the both the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. His research interests are broad; he has published over 340 peer-reviewed articles that have been cited >29,000 times (h-index 86 in Web of Science), covering a variety of topics. He is passionate about engaging the public about health care issues, and founded the website www.healthydebate.ca. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Policy and Citizen Engagement, and previously served as Chair of the Institute Advisory Board for the CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Laupacis is the board chair for Health Quality Ontario (since 2013) and is also a board member of Cancer Care Ontario (since 2011). His leadership and dedication to bettering health care and research has been recognized through many awards. In 2010, he was named the Justice Emmett Hall Laureate by the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR). In 2011, Dr. Laupacis received the annual Health Services Research Advancement Award from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (now CFHI – Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement) and the inaugural Jill M. Sanders Award of Excellence in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) from the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). In 2013, Dr. Laupacis received the inaugural CIHR Barer-Flood Prize in Health Services and Policy Research.