Brian Golden is the academic director for The Primary Care Leadership Academy and is the Sandra Rotman chaired professor in health sector strategy at the Rotman School of Management, The University of Toronto and The University Health Network. He is the founding academic director of The Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy, a policy, research and leadership development institute. His research has informed policy around collaborative leadership, system design, funding models and primary care.
From 2005 to 2010, Golden was board chair of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). He is former board chair of Rise, a non-profit micro-finance organization providing business development funding as well as funding for individuals with mental health and addiction challenges. Among his published work are articles in The Harvard Business Review, The Canadian Medical Association Journal, The Strategic Management Journal, Healthcare Quarterly, Healthcare Papers, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Management Science, Clinical Oncology and Health Policy. Golden’s Healthcare Quarterly article, “Transforming Healthcare Organizations,” was that publication’s most downloaded article, with more than 200,000 downloads.
As an adviser and director of leadership development programs, Golden has worked with a variety of organizations, including the Canadian Medical Association, provincial and territorial medical associations, Canadian provincial governments, Britain’s National Health Service, several Local Integration Health Networks, and hospitals and agencies, including The Hospital for Sick Children, The University Health Network, Hamilton Health Sciences, London Health Science Centre, Sunnybrook College Health Sciences Centre, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Cancer Care Ontario, The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Baylor Medical Center. Private-sector clients include Tieto (Finland), General Electric, and Baxter. He is the founding academic director of The Rotman School’s advanced health leadership program and the global executive MBA in health care and life sciences. Golden was the founding director of The Judy Project, Canada’s premier program for senior women leaders in the private and public sectors.
In 2016, he was made a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences — the first business school professor to be recognized by the academy for his contributions to health care and life sciences. Additional honours include Canada’s Ted Freedman Innovation in Education award and the Canadian Medical Association’s first Eureka Award for Innovation in Physician Education.