Health Systems Leadership and Innovation (HSLI)

Health Systems Leadership and Innovation (HSLI) is designed for clinical leaders who aspire to ​​address complex problems within the healthcare sector.

Health Systems Leadership and Innovation students study together

IHPME’s MSc in Health Systems Leadership and Innovation (HSLI) is the first graduate program to offer a specific focus on health systems leadership and innovation.

The program is designed for current and emerging clinical leaders to develop their system leadership skills, apply concepts and techniques for innovation and system transformation and systemically evaluate the impact of innovations on system performance.

The HSLI program provides a transdisciplinary curriculum incorporating health systems science, organizational behaviour, health policy, innovation science, and systems leadership. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from internationally renowned faculty, top healthcare leaders, and decision-makers in Canada and beyond.

Program Highlights

Lead Change

Develop skills, gain practical experience, and conduct key research that will expose you to an array of health system leadership concepts and settings. 

Create Connections

Learn from IHPME’s world-renowned faculty in a curriculum that delivers course work and practicum experiences in real-world health system settings.

Flexible Studies

Complete studies without interrupting medical studies and clinical training. 

Careers in Health Systems Leadership and Innovation

HSLI is one of its kind in Canada that uniquely intersects healthcare and management offered by Canada’s leading Health Policy and Management Institute.

It complements your clinical skills and prepares you to succeed as a systems thinker, innovator and a strategic leader prepared to tackle wicked health systems problems in Canada and globally.

People from Health Systems Leadership and Innovation (HSLI)

Latest Alumni Stories

Dhruv Nayyar

Dr. Dhruv Nayyar was excited to join the IHPME community after learning that his most instrumental mentors were past graduates. Interested in gaining a deeper understanding of system innovation within healthcare, Nayyar decided to pursue the System Leadership and Innovation […]

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Justin Shapiro

Justin Shapiro shares how the SLI program complements his undergraduate medical studies.

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Latest HSLI News

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IHPME Student Awarded Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship 

December 19, 2023

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May 30, 2023

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Connect with Health Systems Leadership and Innovation (HSLI)


HSLI Program Director

Savithiri Ratnapalan
Email Address: ihpme.hsli.prog.dir@​utoronto.ca

Graduate Administrator

Zoe Downie-Ross
Phone Number: (416) 946-3486
Email Address: ihpme.grad.admin@​utoronto.ca

Graduate Admissions

Christina Lopez
Email Address: ihpme.admissions@​utoronto.ca

Graduate Assistant

Nadia Ismail
Phone Number: (416) 946-4100
Email Address: ihpme.grad.assist@​utoronto.ca

HSLI Program Assistant

Devrim Sen
Phone Number: 416-946-8542
Email Address: ihpme.hsli.courses@​utoronto.ca

Graduate Placements

Christina Lopez
Phone Number: (416) 978-1108
Email Address: ihpme.placements@​utoronto.ca