Dr. Salvatore (Sal) Spadafora is the Vice Dean, Post MD Education [Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) & Continuing Professional Development (CPD)] at the University of Toronto, a Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto and an anesthesiologist at Mt. Sinai Hospital, in Toronto. He previously served as Vice Dean PGME at the University of Toronto and Associate Dean, PGME at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Spadafora received his MD from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, and also completed his Masters in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has distinguished himself as a leader in medical education as a past Program Director for the University of Western Ontario’s Royal College Anesthesia and CFPC Family Medicine-Anesthesia residency programs; and, nationally as a member of important leadership committees of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Spadafora has advocated effectively and tirelessly for medical education to benefit Canadian patient populations with respect to fiscal and human resources, education methodology and technology, and the social mission of medical education including developing strategies to integrate education in urban and small community sites. He has developed models of inter-professional education and assessment and integration of international medical graduates provincially.