CMH announces Dr. Asim Masood as Chief of Staff, VP Medical Affairs

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Cambridge, Ontario – After an extensive search process, CMH is pleased to announce that Dr. Asim Masood has accepted the position of Chief of Staff and Vice President, Medical Affairs, effective September 15. 

 “I am very excited to be joining CMH,” says Dr. Masood. “It is a homecoming of sorts for me because I come from the Guelph area. Professionally, I was seeking an opportunity at a health care facility that is well connected to its community, nimble and has demonstrated a strong commitment to medical quality. I see so much potential here. The organization has a collaborative spirit, strong leadership team and the ability to make decisions quickly. I believe that together we will build on the hospital’s many achievements, including its recent Accreditation with Exemplary Standing, its relentless focus on the patient experience and the hospital’s track record of having 10 years of balanced budgets.”

Dr. Masood, an Emergency Medicine Physician, was most recently the Chief Medical Information Officer at William Osler Health System. Throughout his tenure at Osler, Dr. Masood has held progressive leadership roles including, Chief Medical Information Officer; Executive Medical Director, Medical Affairs and Physician Development; and Deputy Chief of Staff. With over a decade of valuable experience focusing on physician governance, evaluation and health human resources planning, he delivered on his mandate to ensure that clinicians are equipped with the appropriate decision-making tools so they can better manage care. 

“Asim is a visionary, collaborative, data-driven leader with a successful track record of health system leadership at the national, provincial and local levels. For the last decade, he has had a keen interest in health informatics and recognizes the opportunities for technology to transform patient care. We believe his experience will be a definite advantage for us as we evaluate options for enhancing the hospital’s health information system,” says David Pyper, Chair of CMH’s Board of Directors.  

Dr. Masood’s attraction to tackling challenges does not abate in his personal time. He regularly trains for marathons and iron man competitions, while pushing himself take on new experiences. He is community focused with a deep seated belief that giving back and lifting up those in need are his duty – one that has not only enhanced the communities he has lived in but also brought him to share his knowledge to international assignments in Ethiopia and other locales.

Dr. Masood obtained his Medical Degree from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph.  Additionally, Dr. Masood has his Emergency Medicine CCFP (EM) and completed the Physician Leadership Development Program from the Schulich School of Business.


About Cambridge Memorial Hospital

Cambridge Memorial Hospital is an acute care hospital, Accredited with Exemplary Standing, offering a full complement of services including surgery, maternity, laboratory, diagnostics and emergency. It employs over 1,100 dedicated and skilled health care professionals, technicians and staff, 280 physicians and 400 volunteers providing exceptional care to the residents of Cambridge, the township of North Dumfries and the Region of Waterloo. For more information, visit


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