Norfolk General Hospital has announced the appointment of Dr. Amir Sheik-Yousouf as the new chief of staff.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Sheik-Yousouf to NGH,” Tom White, chair of the NGH board of directors, said in a press release. “We look forward to his energy and passion on our team and have the greatest confidence in his representing our hospital and community.”
Sheik-Yousouf graduated from Rotman School of Business with an executive MBA in July 2017.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, previously working in an academic setting at Sunnybrook Hospital. He has worked in a community setting at the Milton District Hospital for the past five years and continues to maintain a practice in Milton.
Sheik-Yousouf was born in the United Kingdom to parents of Mauritian descent. After completing high school he was awarded a full scholarship to study medicine at Nishtar Medical College, Multan, Pakistan. He completed his MBBS in 2004, worked on a one-year internship at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Science, and then immigrated to Canada in 2006.
He takes over from Dr. Nancy Gabel, who has been in the chief of staff position for the past six years.
White thanked Gabel for her commitment and dedication.
Sheik-Yosouf began his duties on June 3.