President & CEO
Catherine Zahn was appointed President and CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in 2009. CAMH is Canada’s leading mental health hospital and the largest academic health science centre in the country focused on mental illness.Prior to this appointment, she held senior executive positions at the University Health Network for twelve years.
Catherine serves on a number of health-care related boards and committees, as well as on the Board of Governors of Upper Canada College. She is a Fellow and former board member of the American Academy of Neurology and is internationally recognized for her influence on education and practice standards in neurology. She has made numerous contributions to health care in Ontario through her leadership in hospital integration, technology assessment, chronic disease management, stroke care coordination and mental healthcare system improvement. Honors include her recent appointment as a Member in the Order of Canada.
Catherine received her MD (honours) from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (U of T), where she completed her residency training in neurology. She also holds an MSc in Health Administration from U or T. She is a Professor in the U of T Faculty of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Catherine is Vice-Chair of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) and becomes Chair of CAHO in June 2015.