Leadership Team

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a voluntary Board of Directors that includes members of the community, The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. The Senior Leadership Team provides scientific and administrative leadership for the Institute.

Board of Directors

Senior Leadership Team

  • Dr. Duncan Stewart (CEO and Scientific Director)
  • Dr. Rashmi Kothary (Deputy Scientific Director, Basic Science)
  • Dr. Dean Fergusson (Deputy Scientific Director, Clinical Research and Program Director, Clinical Epidemiology)
  • Debra Lynkowski (Chief Operating Officer)
  • Marisa Akow (Managing Director, Finance and Operations)
  • Dr. Rebecca Auer (Program Director, Cancer Therapeutics)
  • Dr. Jay Baltz (Associate Scientific Director, Trainees)
  • Dr. William Cameron (Medical Director, Clinical Research)
  • Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi (Vice-Chair, Research, Department of Medicine)
  • Jennifer Ganton (Director, Communications and Public Relations)
  • Mike Hendley (Director, Information Systems and Digital Solutions)
  • Janice Marks (Director, Research Administration and Human Resources)
  • Penny Phillips (Director, Clinical Research Administration)
  • Dr. Michael Rudnicki (Program Director, Regenerative Medicine)
  • Dr. Michael Schlossmacher (Program Director, Neuroscience)
  • Dr. Manish Sood (Co-Chair, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council)
  • Dr. Alexander Sorisky (Program Director, Chronic Disease)
  • Tammy Troy (Director, Research Safety and Facilities Operations)
  • Sandy Watson (Director, Corporate Governance & Compliance)