Irfan is a general internal medicine physician who has been with Health Quality Ontario since 2013.
As VP, Evidence Development and Standards Irfan has led the development and execution of a provincial strategy to change the way Health Quality Ontario makes recommendations about funding and standards of care.
Under his leadership, HQO’s health technology assessment program has been revitalized and now serves as the main source of recommendations (through the Ontario Health Technology Assessment Committee) for decisions about which health care services and medical devices should be publicly funded in Ontario.
With colleagues across Health Quality Ontario, he also has led the development of HQO’s quality standards program, and he also provides oversight of HQO’s clinical efficiency and payment modernization program.
Prior to joining Health Quality Ontario, Irfan held a variety of roles at St. Michael’s Hospital, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Women’s College Hospital and the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre. He continues to practice general internal medicine at Unity Health Toronto and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.
Irfan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia, a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics. He is nearing completion of a Master in Health Care Management from Harvard University.