Dr. Tepper is a family physician and has always remained in active practice serving marginalized populations and taking on clinical leadership roles. Previously, he served as the Medical Director for ICHA, President of the Inner City Family Health Team and as Vice-President of the Society of Rural Physicians. Currently, Dr. Tepper practices in the St. Michael’s Hospital Family Health Team and in the Emergency Department at North York General Hospital.
Dr. Tepper is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Quality Ontario (HQO). Prior to HQO, Dr. Tepper was the inaugural Vice President of Education at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Prior to joining Sunnybrook, Dr. Tepper was Ontario’s first Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) in the Health Human Resources Strategy Division of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
In addition to his involvement in health policy and research at the provincial level, Dr. Tepper has also been active on a national scale as the senior medical officer for Health Canada, an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and a research consultant for the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI). He has received several provincial and national awards for his leadership in these positions.
Dr. Tepper holds a degree in Public Policy from Duke University, a medical degree from McMaster University, a Master of Public Health from Harvard, and his executive Master of Business Administration at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He completed residency at the University of Toronto.