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Collaborators

Our investigations, by their very nature, involve teams of collaborators.

Many of our faculty and staff hold academic appointments at the University of Toronto and engage in collaborations with colleagues in various departments across the university. In fact, North York General Hospital (NYGH) was the first community hospital to become affiliated with University of Toronto.

NYGH functions as the research hub in Family and Community Medicine for the University of Toronto's 14 affiliated hospitals, with our Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair in Family and Community Medicine serving as Director of the University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN).

Numerous research projects are underway in collaboration with the North York Family Health Team, which is one of the largest groups of its kind in Canada. Dr. Michelle Greiver leads projects involving innovative uses of electronic medical records as a Research Scientist. 

Several professors below from the York University Faculty of Health are appointed to NYGH as research scientists and they lead research teams with physicians and staff at NYGH.


Farah Ahmad, PhD

Christo El Morr, PhD 

Christine Till, PhD

Hannah J. Wong, PhD

Jennifer Mills PhD


Research is an important aspect of partnerships with several organizations, such as the Joint Centres for Transformative Healthcare Innovation, in which NYGH is a founding member. The Joint Centres organizes an annual event called InnovationEX. It was held at NYGH in 2014 and 2015 and at Markham-Stouffville Hospital in 2016. 

North York General is active in the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TASHN) and has long been the only community academic hospital member of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO).