Barry Rubin, MD
Dr. Barry Rubin
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
Dr. Rubin completed an undergraduate degree in physics and physiology and medical school at McGill University. After a PhD in Experimental Medicine, he finished General and Vascular Surgery training in Toronto, and joined the surgical faculty at University Health Network (UHN) in 1995. Dr. Rubin holds the rank of Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Rubin was Head of the Division of Vascular Surgery at UHN, and is currently the Medical Director of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.
Dr. Rubin’s basic science research laboratory was continuously funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for 19 years. His research focused on the way the heart responds to injury and the regulation of the immune response to infection. More recently, he led research into the drivers of clinician burnout at UHN. Dr. Rubin is co-Chair of the US National Academy of Medicine Clinician Wellbeing Implementation Working Group, and is a member of the steering committee led by Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General and Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine that published the US National Plan for Health Workforce Wellbeing. Dr. Rubin has been retained by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to help develop a Canadian National Plan for Health Workforce Wellbeing.
Dr. Rubin is the elected lead for 17 Academic Health Science Centres in Ontario that include 8,000 academic physicians for the management of the $275,000,000 per annum Academic Physicians Alternative Funding Plan, which is designed to retain physicians at Academic Health Science Centres and support teaching, research and innovation. He co-led Epic implementation at UHN, and was the inaugural Chair of the Ontario New Technologies Planning Committee, which advises the Government of Ontario in regard to funding for new devices used in the management of patients with Vascular or Cardiac disease, or Stroke.