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CEO and Biography

Dr. Brian O'Rourke

Dr. Brian O'Rourke

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Dr. Brian O’Rourke is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CADTH. He joined CADTH in January 2009 following a distinguished career as a pharmacist and health care executive with the Canadian military. With more than 38 years of experience in health care, Dr. O’Rourke actively positions CADTH as the leading Canadian source of evidence-informed advice on managing pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and clinical interventions. He has a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toronto. Dr. O’Rourke is the Chair of the Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Steering Committee and a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science. He is also Co-Chair of the ISPOR North America Health Technology Assessment Roundtable and has served as the Board Chair for the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment from 2014 to 2018.