Dr. Vivek Goel

Vice President, Research and Innovation, University of Toronto

Appointed Vice President, Research and Innovation of the University of Toronto in December 2014, Professor Goel is a distinguished scholar with an extensive background in teaching, research and university administration.  He obtained his medical degree from McGill University and completed post-graduate medical training in Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goel obtained an M.Sc. in Community Health from the University of Toronto and an M.Sc. in Biostatistics from Harvard University’s School of Public Health. His research has focused on health services evaluation. He was a a founding scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), where he continues as an Adjunct Senior Scientist.

Professor Goel joined the University of Toronto in 1991. He was chair of the Department of Health Administration in the Faculty of Medicine form 1999 until 2001, then served as Vice-Provost, Faculty and Subsequently was the University Vice President and Provost from 2004 until 2008. He was founding President and CEO of Public Health Ontario from 2008 until 2014, where he was highly successful in building an academic public health services agency that provided scientific and technical advice to front-line practitioners. Prior to rejoining the University of Toronto, he served as Chief Academic Strategist with Coursera, a global platform that connects universities and learners with online courses.