Dr. Andrew J. Smith is president and CEO at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario. In addition, he is a professor of surgery at the University of Toronto.

Upon returning to Canada, following his studies, Dr. Smith established himself as a leader in the management of colorectal cancer. He has served as head of the division of general surgery at Sunnybrook, chair of the division of general surgery at the University of Toronto, chief of the Odette Cancer Program and regional vice-president for Cancer Care Ontario.

Dr. Smith has been involved for many years in quality improvement initiatives in Ontario. He is passionately interested in healthcare leadership and the evolution of the healthcare system in Canada.

Dr. Smith completed medical school, including a master of science, and general surgery residency at the University of Toronto. He also undertook a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.