Dr. Kevin Imrie is the Physician-in-Chief, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Dr. Imrie is a clinical hematologist at the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with a focus on malignant hematology.
Dr. Imrie is an internationally recognized educator who has served in a number of leadership capacities with the RCPSC, regulatory colleges and the University of Toronto. His areas of special interest include competency-based education, work based assessment, and resident duty hours. Dr. Imrie is the co-chair of the pan-Canadian consensus process of Resident Duty Hours, and has served as co-chair of the International Conference of Residency Education. He has authored papers on important topics in education including resident duty hours, generalism, the dual roles of residents as learners and care providers and competency-based education. He has been an invited speaker on medical education throughout Canada, in the US, Australia, Mexico, China and the Middle East. In 2014, Dr. Imrie completed a comprehensive external review of the postgraduate training programs of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Dr. Imrie has authored over 70 peer reviewed publications and over 160 abstracts.
Dr. Imrie is a highly regarded teacher whose contributions have been formally recognized through the receipt of teaching awards in internal medicine, clinical hematology and medical oncology, including the 2015 Ian Hart award from the Canadian Association for Medical Education. He has served as residency program director for both hematology as well as internal medicine at the University of Toronto, Vice-Chair, Education for the Department of Medicine as well as Associate Dean in Postgraduate Medicine.