Healthcare Consultant/ Leadership Coach
Michael Heffer, RPh, MHSc. is a health care leader and consultant with more than 25 years of clinical leadership experience.
As Clinical Program Director at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Unity Health Toronto, for over a decade, he led exceptional patient care teams in Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory Medicine, Inter-professional Practice, Pharmacy, Women’s and Children’s Programs, Clinical Engineering and Cardiology/Respiratory/Neurology Diagnostic Services.Michael’s passion for teaching our future health care providers led him to his Faculty position as Course Coordinator and Lecturer at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto which he held for more than ten years.As an independent consultant and Life Coach, Michael mentors healthcare professionals, and is a certified assessor in Psychometrics, including Emotional Intelligence (EQi2) and Myers-Briggs (MBTI).
Michael is frequently sought out for his expertise in Healthcare Research Ethics. For more than 30 years he has been a Research Ethics Board member, and has also held Chair and Vice-chair REB positions at several University-affiliated teaching hospitals. He is certified in Canada GCP Human Research and TCPS 2 Research Ethics and is author and co-author of several research studies/papers.
His many professional affiliations include membership with the Canadian College of Health Service Leaders, Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists and the Ontario Pharmacist’s Association.