This video was showcased at the Annual Institute for Healthcare Improvement Conference in Orlando, Florida in 2010 as a part of a series profiling organizations doing innovative work in patient safety and quality improvement. The Centre was the only non-US organization spotlighted in the series and was chosen based on our work in building capacity and engaging faculty in patient safety efforts.
Dr. Dan Cass graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1988. After completing his internship at Toronto General Hospital, he entered the Royal College Residency Program in Emergency Medicine in Toronto, which he completed in 1993. He is an Associate Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Cass worked as a staff Emergency Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto for 16 years, from 1993 to 2009, for 10 of which he was Chief of Emergency Medicine. He became an Investigating Coroner in 2007, and in November, 2009, he became the Regional Supervising Coroner for Toronto West. In 2010, he was appointed Chair of the Patient Safety Review Committee of the Office of the Chief Coroner. In 2012, Dr. Cass was appointed Deputy Chief Coroner – Investigations for the Province of Ontario
Throughout his career, Dr. Cass has remained active academically. He continues to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students, and to mentor and conduct research studies. He has lectured extensively in all spheres of continuing education, and continues to participate in conferences, courses and workshops.