Starting December 2, Dr. Samir Grover will join Scarborough Health Network (SHN) as Executive Vice-President of Education, rounding out the Senior Leadership Team.

Dr. Grover will provide leadership to the education portfolio at SHN and the Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health (SAMIH) at the University of Toronto. He has also been appointed as the inaugural Research Chair in Education at the SHN Research Institute.

Dr. Grover trained in gastroenterology and therapeutic endoscopy, and completed a Master of Education at the University of Toronto in 2009. He was the director for the Gastroenterology Residency Program at the University of Toronto from 2018 to 2023, among many other education leadership roles.

Renowned in gastroenterology education, Dr. Grover’s reputation is backed by several accomplishments, including: developing the University of Toronto Endoscopic Simulation course; receiving the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Young Educator Award in 2018; and numerous teaching awards from the Department of Medicine at Unity Health Toronto.

Dr. Grover’s lab conducts innovative education research in technology-enhanced learning in medicine including simulation and virtual reality. In addition, Dr. Grover leads the Canadian Endoscopy Research Program (CanENDO), a collective that uses outcomes data to improve practices in GI endoscopy and management of digestive diseases. His research is presented in impactful journals (90 peer reviewed manuscripts) and at international meetings.

With his clinical practice in endoluminal therapeutic endoscopy and management of immune conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, he will be continuing this practice on an in-patient basis at SHN.

Dr. Grover’s expertise in education will prove instrumental in SHN’s success in training our next generation of medical practitioners and advancing our broader vision for education. With a commitment to shaping the future of healthcare education, his leadership aims to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals to achieve unparalleled standards of patient care.

Until Dr. Grover joins SHN in December, Dr. Caroline Thompson will assume interim responsibility of the education portfolio.