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About Dr. Gaetan Tardif

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Gaetan GAÉTAN TARDIF – President, Canadian Paralympic Committee

Dr. Gaétan Tardif has participated in each of the last eight Paralympic Games as a member of the mission team and was elected President and Chair of the Board of the Canadian Paralympic Committee in May 2013.

He was a member of the medical team for the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, as well as Chief Medical Officer for the Salt Lake City 2002 and Torino 2006 Paralympic Games. He served as Assistant Chef de Mission for the Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games and was Chef de mission for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Prior to his election as President, Gaétan also served as Director of Administration and Chair of the HR Committee on the Canadian Paralympic Committee Board of Directors from 2008 to 2013 and was a member of the Games Committee from 2006 to 2013.

Outside of Sport, Gaétan is a full time health care executive with leadership experience in several professional and not-for-profit organizations. He is currently Medical Program Director – Rehabilitation and Post-Acute Care at the University Health Network (UHN) and has been instrumental in developing one of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the world since becoming its Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer in 1998.

Gaétan was President of the Canadian Society of Physician Executives from 2009 to 2011 where he spearheaded a certification program for physician executives in concert with the Canadian Medical Association. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian College of Health Services Executives.

Gaétan is very involved in leadership development and is a faculty member at the Physician Management Institute of the Canadian Medical Association specializing in strategic thinking.

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