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Mr. Michael Sherar

Michael Sherar is president and chief executive officer of Cancer Care Ontario. From 2006 to 2011, he was the provincial agency’s vice-president of Planning and Regional Programs, leading the development of Regional Cancer Programs, including capital planning for cancer services across the province. Mr.Sherar was responsible for developing the new Ontario Cancer Plan 2011-2015. He is also a professor of medical biophysics, University of Toronto and senior scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital. In 2001, Mr.Sherar was selected as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 for achievements in leadership. He was previously regional vice president of cancer services in London for Cancer Care Ontario and vice president of London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP), London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). He managed the integration of LRCP with LHSC in 2003/2004 and founded the Regional Cancer Services Alliance for southwestern Ontario, a partnership of 37healthcare agencies and hospitals, focused on improving the quality of cancer care in Southwest Ontario. Mr.Sherar received a bachelor in physics from Oxford University in 1985 and his doctorate in medical biophysics from University of Toronto in 1989.