Thomas G Parker
MD, FRCPC, FACC
Vice President, Clinical Programs & Chief Medical Officer
At St. Michael’s Hospital, Dr. Parker oversees Pharmacy, Medical Imaging and Laboratory Medicine, the Inner City Health, Perioperative, Women’s and Children’s, and Diabetes Comprehensive Care programs as well as the hospital’s family health teams, with a particular focus this year on St. Michael’s 3.0 redevelopment project and the new Emergency Department.
Dr. Parker was recruited to St. Michael’s Hospital in 2003 to head up the Division of Cardiology and as the inaugural recipient of the Brazilian Ball Chair in Cardiology Research, positions he held until 2010. Since 2010, he has also served as the medical lead of the hospital’s Elder Care Strategy, co-lead of the Urban Community Patient Priority, chair of the Medical Advisory Committee, and was a member of the Joint Board Steering Committee during the integration of Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital. Prior to being appointed VP and CMO, Dr. Parker was Physician-in-Chief and Squires-Chalmers Professor in the Department of Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital and he continues to serve as Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
He received his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario and undertook postgraduate clinical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Toronto followed by a Research Fellowship in Molecular Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.