The Health Leadership Academy Welcomes Greg McQueen as Acting Co-Director

28 March 2019 | Burlington, Ontario
Contributed by Mary Taws

Greg McQueen will start his term as Acting HLA Co-Director on April 1, 2019.

Dr. Greg McQueen, an accomplished leadership and organizational development executive, will join the Health Leadership Academy (HLA) as Acting Co-Director.

His part-time, interim position will run from April 1 to November 1, 2019.

Dr. McQueen, with John Rankin, has co-led the HLA’s Emerging Health Leaders Program (EHL) for the past three years, playing an instrumental role in developing the flagship program.

Dr. McQueen has provided senior leadership at several medical schools and health science centres across North America. As the Senior VP for Academic Affairs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, he helped to expand the medical school and co-led the development of the School of Public Health, the Pharmacy Program, and the Physician Assistant Program. In Ontario, he worked with the founding Dean of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine to prepare the initial senior leadership team.

With his extensive experience in health care, higher education and leadership, Dr. McQueen is an ideal leader to represent the broader interests of McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medical School within the HLA.

“I am delighted to be collaborating with the HLA in this new capacity,” says Dr. McQueen. “The HLA has such a unique blend of activities and attracts the brightest young minds seeking to make a difference in the health landscape.”

“The future of health care is emerging rapidly,” he elaborates. “It will need leaders equipped to meet the challenges of the present transition and future structures of the health system.”

Dr. Michael Hartmann, Co-Director of the HLA representing the DeGroote School of Business, says that Dr. McQueen’s unique perspective will enhance the HLA’s various activities, including EHL and the Physician Fellowship Program, a partnership with McMaster’s Executive MBA in Digital Transformation.

“I’ve worked with Greg on a number of health-related activities and truly value his unique perspective,” says Dr. Hartmann. “I look forward to working with him on a number of exciting initiatives we have underway.”

Fittingly, Dr. McQueen will kick off his appointment by participating in a panel discussion hosted by the HLA on April 29, 2019. The panel serves as a launch date for the HLA’s signature research on the driving forces shaping the future of health care and the leadership capabilities required to navigate these forces. Backed by an extensive literature review and a McMaster Health Forum stakeholder dialogue, this event promises to be a timely discussion on how we can best prepare tomorrow’s health leaders today.


 As part of a landmark $50 million gift from Michael G. DeGroote, the faculties of Business and Health Sciences present the Michael G. DeGroote Health Leadership Academy at McMaster’s Ron Joyce Centre. The HLA strives to attain transformative impact on global healthcare by nurturing a community of future leaders right in Burlington and Hamilton, Ontario.

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