Dr. Frank Martino, Osler’s chief of staff has been appointed as interim president and CEO to support the organization upon the departure of Dr. Brendan Carr in December.
Carr is leaving Osler on December 12 to take on the role of president and CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, in his hometown of Halifax. Martino’s interim appointment will begin on December 13.
“We are fortunate to have strong, committed leaders on this team who can step up and take on this important role,” said Jane McMullan, Osler’s board chair. “Dr. Martino’s passion for health care and strong connection to this community makes him an excellent choice to serve in this capacity, and move Osler forward through the exciting times ahead.”
Martino has been practicing family medicine in Brampton for over 25 years. He is still active in obstetrics and inpatient care, as well as in the emergency departments and urgent care centre across Osler’s three sites. Martino is also a former board chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians and continues to sit on various committees that look at improving quality and the delivery of health care both in Ontario, and across the country.
Osler’s board of directors has struck a search committee to lead a recruitment process to find a new president and CEO.