The Medfall Group, established in 1989, is a Canadian-owned healthcare management company, which specializes in retained Healthcare Executive Search, Physician Leadership Search and Healthcare Management Consulting.
Medfall’s clients are exclusively in the healthcare sector.
With national and international level reach, we work with Boards, senior administrative and senior medical staff personnel successfully providing solutions to clients in community and academic hospitals, plus public and private healthcare organizations, in addition to providing services for federal and provincial governments.
Utilizing our vast experience and expertise, our mission is to provide genuine value to our clients in the healthcare sector by collaborating with them to provide insightful recommendations and solutions for their recruitment and consulting needs.
Our vision is to be the leader in our field and service provider of choice for Healthcare Executive Search, Physician Leadership Search and Healthcare Management Consulting.
Patrick Gibney, President of The Medfall Group, graduated from University College Dublin and completed his Family Practice Residency at McMaster University in Hamilton. He is past Chairman of the Department of General Practice, past President of Medical Staff and has served on the Medical Staff Executive and Board of Directors of the Greater Niagara General Hospital for many years.
Patrick holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London. He is an inaugural member of the Canadian Society of Physician Executives. His medical background and administrative training have been instrumental in The Medfall Group’s development as a healthcare company facilitating hospitals and healthcare organizations to better serve their communities. Patrick maintains a clinical practice, which allows him to remain current and practical on issues related to client needs and company deliverables. He plays a management role in the company as well as partnering with consultants on specific projects which require the physician - administrative perspective, thus providing a unique value add to the very specific needs of many client organizations.
Robb Callaghan holds an MBA from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario with a cross discipline degree in Corporate Communications and Psychology.
As Vice President, Search Services with The Medfall Group, Robb has an impressive track record of successfully completed physician leadership and healthcare executive searches for both academic and community hospital organizations. He has an extensive network of key opinion leaders in the physician / scientific / executive communities and brings very strong facilitation and relationship brokering skills to his role in The Medfall Group.
With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare, academic, management consulting and research sectors, he has held a variety of executive leadership positions throughout Ontario. Robb has extensive experience as a management consultant in healthcare restructuring and played a pivotal role in the redevelopment of the Brant Community Healthcare System (Brantford, ON). Robb facilitated the integration of three hospital cultures, governance, physicians, leadership teams and staff. He worked extensively on the development of a Balanced Scorecard driven strategic plan, a human resources integration strategy, and a physician recruitment, retention and succession plan. He also played a key clinical / research administrative leadership role at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, Hamilton, where he was responsible for the design and patient flow process re-engineering for the new building of this high volume ambulatory clinic and for the recruitment of key clinician researchers and research fellows.
Robb has a broad based background in Business Development in the academic research and healthcare sectors where he is known for his relationship building and networking expertise.
As former Chief of Staff at the William Osler Health System (WOHS), a large, multi-site hospital corporation, Tom experienced, first-hand, the challenges of healthcare management in a very dynamic, restructured environment. He continues to practice otolaryngology at the Brampton site of the WOHS where he was also Chief of Surgery and Director of the Operating Room. Tom served on numerous medical and governmental health-related bodies over a twenty-five year period and has provided consulting services to a number of large community hospitals in Ontario. He is past President of the Ontario Medical Association and has served on the Board of the OMA for twelve years. In addition, he has served on the Boards of the CMA and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Tom is past Chair of the William Osler Hospital Foundation and past Chair of the OMA Hospital Committee.
Peeter Poldre is a graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School. He completed Internal Medicine and Hematology specialty training in Toronto and Boston. He earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of Toronto, specializing in health professions education. For two decades, he served as the Vice President of Medical Education at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. During that time, he was the founding Director of the Peters-Boyd Academy for undergraduate medical education. He has taught at both the Faculty of Medicine, where he is Professor of Medicine, and at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
For a decade he served as the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Sunnybrook and for two years he was also the Chief of Staff at St. John's Rehab Hospital, before its merger with Sunnybrook.
He is an elected member of the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and serves as a member of the Discipline Committee.
Since 1989 we have developed an excellent reputation based on our successful track record in leadership search and consulting. We continue to develop and maintain meaningful client relationships allowing us to expand our network of clients and candidates. As such, we have positioned ourselves as leaders in our field with the unique combination of clinical and administrative experience and expertise to successfully address an expanding number of client needs.