Our Clinical Lead Team

The South West LHIN is responsible for many different aspects of health care. We rely on the knowledge, advice and work of Clinical Leads to assist in the decision making required to maintain and advance the region’s health care priorities. Each Clinical Lead provides support to both the South West LHIN and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) in a particular facet of the health care system. The South West LHIN Clinical Leads act as leaders, resources and change champions within their particular area of focus within the health care system.


 Dr. Gord Schacter


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Primary Care Lead

The Primary Care Lead provides leadership to strengthen and advance primary care within the South West LHIN through enhanced collaboration and integration of health care providers. The Lead also advises the LHIN on primary care issues, maintains a strong connection with local primary care providers, and assists with strategies to engage primary care to advance the key priorities identified within our IHSP. The Primary Care Lead works with the Primary Care Co-Lead to strengthen the South West Primary Care Network (PCN) and through the PCN works with local physicians, groups and their physician leads as well as other community networks to ensure primary health care issues and priorities are communicated at the family practice level throughout the LHIN.

Dr. Paul Gill

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Dr. Keith Dyke








Primary Care Co-Leads

The Primary Care Co-Leads provides leadership to strengthen and advance primary care within the South West LHIN through enhanced collaboration and integration of health care providers. The Co-Leads also advises the LHIN on primary care issues, maintains a strong connection with local primary care providers, and assists with strategies to engage primary care to advance the key priorities identified within our IHSP. The Primary Care Co-Leads works with the Primary Care Lead to strengthen the South West Primary Care Network (PCN) and through the PCN works with local physicians, groups and their physician leads as well as other community networks to ensure primary health care issues and priorities are communicated at the family practice level throughout the LHIN.


Dr. Michael Sharpe



Critical Care Lead

The Critical Care Lead works with the LHIN to advance Ontario’s Critical Care Strategy locally within the South West LHIN and across the province, and develops and implements plans to ensure the best use of critical care system resources in the South West LHIN. The Lead also participates on the Critical Care LHIN Lead provincial table to provide advice to the government on critical care issues.


Dr. Louise Moist


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Internal Medicine Physician Lead

The Internal Medicine Physician Lead works with the LHIN, health care partners, and clinicians to facilitate the adoption and integration of consistent evidence based standards and best practice medicine across multiple clinical settings. The Lead supports improvements in health outcomes, experience of care, and efficient and appropriate use of resources throughout our health care system while contributing to quality improvement strategies and initiatives requiring participation of internal medicine specialists.



Dr. Rob Annis


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South West LHIN Clinical Quality Lead

The Clinical Quality Lead works to enhance the quality agenda by engaging providers to both build on and accelerate existing quality improvement efforts as chair of the South West Clinical Quality Table. This role is a partnership between the South West LHIN and Health Quality Ontario. This Lead influences positive change with the ultimate goal of aligning the quality agenda, and engaging the South West community to promote a culture of quality that will enable improved patient outcomes, experience of care, and value for money.