Dr. Andrew Padmos

Clinical & Commercial Advisory Board

CEO, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada

Andrew Padmos, BA, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FRCP joined the Royal College as the new CEO on September 1, 2006. He comes to the Royal College from Halifax, N.S., where from 1998 he was commissioner of Cancer Care Nova Scotia, head of the Cancer Care Program at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, associate dean for cancer programs in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and vice-president of research, academic affairs and quality for Capital District Health Authority. Prior to working for Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Dr. Padmos was the director and CEO of the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre in Kingston, Ont., and professor and head of oncology at Queen’s University, Kingston General and Hotel Dieu hospitals.

Educated in political science and economics at the University of Toronto and in medicine at McMaster University, Dr. Padmos completed specialty training in internal medicine and hematology and was certified by the Royal College in 1976. A hematologist by profession, Dr. Padmos practised medicine in Calgary, Alta., for two years before a 15-year term at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During this time, he introduced a bone marrow transplant program, developed a large clinical program in hematology/oncology and served in many administrative capacities.