About event

The Royal Club of Physicians invites you to the virtual seminar „Foundations of High Reliability and Safe Care; Communication and Teamwork”, which will be held on Zoom platform, Thursday, April 22, 2021, 16.00.

Registration deadline: April 21, 2021


For further information please email us:  office@clubulregal.ro

Event coordinator

Senior Lecturer Mihaela OROS, MD, PhD


Dr. Michael APKON-  MD, PhD, MBA.

Dr. Apkon is a physician executive and physician scientist serving in executive roles at several top academic hospitals in the United States and Canada as well serving as director of several new health care ventures. He most recently served as the CEO at Tufts Medical Center. In that capacity, he led a 415-bed hospital staffed by 6,000 employees, scientists, medical staff, students and volunteers with a $1B budget. Tufts MC is the principal adult and pediatric teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and is among the top 10 percent of all institutions receiving National Institutes of health (NIH) funding. Prior to joining Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Apkon was the President and CEO at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto Ontario, recognized as one of the world’s top children’s hospitals and Canada’s most research-intensive hospital.

Dr. Apkon has extensive international management experience in both pediatric and adult-oriented healthcare, working with organizations and governments in the UK, Europe, China, Africa, and the Middle East as well as North America.

He has consulted widely on business development, capacity development, and management systems as well as quality and safety improvement. He is an expert in strategy, systems development, and operations management, as well as the application of lean and high reliability organizational thinking to drive improvements in quality, safety, and efficiency.

In addition to his roles as Chief Executive, Dr. Apkon has held senior executive and academic roles at top academic health science centers including Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and the Chief Medical Officer for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as well as roles at Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Health System including being the Vice President for Performance Management at the Yale New Haven Health System and the Vice President/Executive Director leading Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. He has held faculty positions at the University of Toronto, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University’s School of Medicine and School of Management.

Dr. Apkon has a BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University as well as MD and PhD degrees from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and an MBA from the Yale School of Management where he taught healthcare management.



16.00-17.00 Foundations of High Reliability and Safe Care;

17.00-18.00 Communication and Teamwork