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Officers of the Royal College

President Cecil Rorabeck

Dr. Cecil H. RorabeckCecil H. Rorabeck, OC, MD, FRCSC, a native of North Bay, Ontario, is a former orthopedic surgeon at London Health Sciences Centre and a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery [emeritus] at The University of Western Ontario (Western). He received his medical degree from Western and his orthopedic surgical training at the University of Toronto.

The former chief surgeon at the London Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Rorabeck was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2012 for his advances in orthopedic care and prosthetics. In addition to his over 30 years of clinical, research and teaching experience, Dr. Rorabeck also started the Canadian chapter of Operation Walk — a non-profit medical services organization that arranges free hip and knee replacement surgeries for people in need in South America.

He is on a Number of Public sector Boards, including the Stratford Shakespearian Festival and the National Research Council and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Dr. Rorabeck and his wife Linda have three married children as well as six grandchildren.


President-Elect Kevin Imrie

Dr. Kevin ImrieKevin Imrie, MD, FRCPC, is the physician-in-chief and professor of medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. A clinical hematologist, Dr. Imrie is also the Vice-Chair, Education for the University of Toronto’s department of medicine, overseeing the continuum of medical education in the department.

A dedicated physician and medical educator, Dr. Imrie has served in a number of leadership capacities, including Vice-President of Education with the Royal College and Director of Postgraduate Programs as well as Associate Dean, Admission and Evaluation in Postgraduate Medicine for the University of Toronto. He is also a “peer surveyor” with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and has served with many other health care organizations across Canada.

Dr. Imrie is a highly regarded teacher and past recipient of a wide variety of teaching awards, including the University of Toronto’s prestigious Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Medicine Education and the Department of Medicine’s Teacher of the Year.


CEO Andrew Padmos

Dr. Andrew PadmosAndrew Padmos, BA, MD, FRCPC, FACP joined the Royal College as the new CEO on September 1, 2006. He comes to the Royal College from Halifax, N.S., where from 1998 he was commissioner of Cancer Care Nova Scotia, head of the Cancer Care Program at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, associate dean for cancer programs in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and VP Research, Academic Affairs and Quality for Capital District Health Authority. Prior to working for Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Dr. Padmos was the Director and CEO of the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre in Kingston, Ont., and professor and head of oncology at Queen's University, Kingston General and Hotel Dieu hospitals.

International reputation

Educated in political sciences and economics at the University of Toronto and in medicine at McMaster University, Dr. Padmos completed specialty training in internal medicine and hematology and was certified by the Royal College in 1976. A hematologist by profession, Dr. Padmos practised medicine in Calgary, Alta. for two years before a 15-year term at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During this time, he introduced a bone marrow transplant program, developed a large clinical program in hematology/oncology and served in many administrative capacities.

Experienced leader

Not only does Dr. Padmos have extensive experience in clinical practice in Canada and the Middle East, he also brings a background in leadership that began during his residency. He has served as the president of both the Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO) and the Canadian Association of Internes and Residents (CAIR).