Dr. Michael Apkon ’02 has been appointed chief executive officer of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children by the medical center’s board of trustees following an international search. Apkon will assume the position this fall.
Apkon most recently served as president and CEO for the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, beginning in 2014. Prior to that he held positions as chief medical officer of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and as executive director of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.
While at the Hospital for Sick Children, Apkon is credited with transforming “a top hospital into an anchor for a top health system, a novel approach in Canadian healthcare,” said Norm Deschene, CEO of Tufts Medical Center’s parent organization, Wellforce, in a press release.
Joe Campanelli, chairman of the board of directors of Tufts Medical Center, said, “Dr. Michael Apkon is uniquely qualified to take the helm of Tufts Medical Center at this dynamic and exciting time in health care and for our organization. Over the course of his broad and distinguished career, working in renowned institutions, he developed innovate systems, improved quality, and integrated new technologies—all while ensuring the patient was at the center of everything.”