Adjunct Professor

Gilbert Sharpe, the former long-time Director of the Legal Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, brings invaluable experience from a distinguished 40-year career in legal practice and advisory roles. He recently established his own boutique healthcare advisory service, following 15 years in private practice as a partner at several major Bay Street law firms.

Gilbert offers unparalleled experience in healthcare public policy and regulation, and intimately understands the complex realm of evolving public and private healthcare in Canada. Through his involvement with the Ministry of Health since 1975, and associated work with numerous government ministries and agencies, Gilbert has influenced some of the most important legal issues and policy matters affecting modern health care. This includes the development of legislation and policies to improve the Ontario and Canadian health care system. This context is invaluable for those who seek to impact change in healthcare.

Internationally, Gilbert has been an advisor on healthcare projects for the World Bank, Inter-American Bank, and the World Health Organization. He advised on US healthcare reforms in part during his tenure as a professor in the health law group at Loyola University in Chicago.

Gilbert holds several professorships, including the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. Gilbert received his LLB and LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School. He is President of the Canadian Institute of Law and Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of Health Law in Canada. Gilbert has published several books, hundreds of articles, and is a sought-after speaker at conferences.