27 April. 2020
Dr. McKyla McIntyre named inaugural recipient of the Dr. Gaetan Tardif Fellowship Award
The Dr. Gaetan Tardif Fellowship Award was established through the Toronto Rehab Foundation to advance physician training in leadership for system innovation.

Supporting a physician resident in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at University of Toronto, The Tauba and Solomon Spiro Family Foundation generously funded this award to honour Dr. Tardif who served 20 years as Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s founding Chief Medical Officer. His outstanding leadership helped grow the organization into one of North America’s leading rehabilitation sciences centres and he hopes that recipients of this award will help to ensure that rehabilitation remains at the forefront of health system innovation and change in the future.  

Toronto Rehab–University Health Network is proud to announce that Dr. McKyla McIntyre is the inaugural recipient of the Award recipient.  Through her training, Dr. McIntyre has been inspired to seek solutions to health system challenges, and to pursue a career in innovative medical education. Prior to recently completing her Masters’ degree (MSc) in System Leadership and Innovation from the University of Toronto residency, she obtained her Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from Western University, and her medical degree from the University of British Columbia. Dr. McIntyre has interests in neurorehabilitation, virtual care and improving access to specialist care in underserved communities, and has worked on collaborative health education projects in rural areas of Uganda and Nepal.

“I would like to extend my congratulations to Dr. McIntyre. I would also extend my sincerest gratitude to The Tauba and Solomon Spiro Family Foundation for establishing this award in recognition of Gaetan’s contributions to Toronto Rehab, his career-long focus on leadership, and on training the rehabilitation leaders of the future.  I was very fortunate to benefit from his mentorship and hope that we can continue his legacy of developing leaders.“
- Dr. Mark Bayley, Medical Director and Physiatrist-in-Chief, Toronto Rehab-UHN
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