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Catherine Joyes, Manager, SWAHN (SouthWestern Academic Health Network)

Catherine Joyes holds an HBA (History) from Brescia University College (1993), a Master of Library and Information Science from Western University (1995) and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business (2008). From 1997-2002, Catherine was a member of the Prospect Research team in Advancement Services, part of the External Relations Department at Western. After leaving Western, Catherine spent twelve years working for two local nonprofit funding organizations managing community grantmaking programs. She joined the SouthWestern Academic Health Network as Manager in January 2015. A life-long Londoner, Catherine has an affinity for continuous learning and development and enjoys her involvement in various book clubs and volunteer committees.

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext 80318  



Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
Clinical Skills Building, Room 3720
London, ON N6A 5C1

SWAHN Co-Leads:

Dr. William (Bill) Sischek, SWAHN Co-Lead overseeing the Interprofessional Collaboration Stream; Integrated Vice President, Medical & Academic Affairs, London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph’s Health Care London

Dr. Bill Sischek assumes the role of Integrated Vice President, Medical & Academic Affairs, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) on September 30, 2019. In this role, Dr. Sischek will serve as a co-lead for SWAHN, taking over from Dr. Robin Walker who retired in June 2019.

Dr. Sischek is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Western University. He has been actively involved in the clinical academic life of the hospitals and the university for over 30 years. Having joined the Department of Anesthesia in 1988 as a cardiac anesthesiologist, he has practiced actively since then but has also contributed to many other roles over the years. Academically, Dr. Sischek has served the department’s post-graduate program as a site coordinator and joined the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Oral Exam Board, eventually becoming Vice-Chair of that Board. In the university and hospital systems, he represented the nascent Clinical Teachers Association in white paper discussions with the Dean of Medicine and the clinical chairs group in 1992. In 1995, Dr. Sischek was appointed Site Chief of Anesthesia for the Victoria Campus of the newly formed London Health Sciences Centre.

Dr. Sischek’s service also extends to the executive of the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) Professional Staff Organization as Secretary, Vice-President and President in the mid 1990’s and in 1999 became the Vice-Chair of the LHSC Board of Directors Medical Advisory Committee (MAC). He assumed the role of Chair for the first two-year term of the LHSC MAC Chair in 2000 and has continued to work with the MAC and its subcommittees for many years since.

Dr. Sischek returned to his home department as the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine’s City-Wide Clinical Coordinator from 2011- 2017. Within that role, he oversaw the final reconfiguration of services which began under the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Health Services Restructuring Commission.

Being committed to physician leadership, Dr. Sischek was granted the Canadian Society of Physician Leadership’s Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) designation in 2017 and continues to exercise his leadership skills in the health care system by mentoring new leaders. His latest efforts were directed to the Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO) where he was Vice-Chair for two years and most recently chaired the Governing Committee, overseeing the alternate funding plan (AFP) for the clinical academic physicians of London, until his appointment to the IVP of Medical and Affairs position.


Dr. Andrea Lum, SWAHN Co-Lead overseeing the Knowledge Generation & Translation Stream; Vice Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

Dr. Andrea Lum assumes the role of Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University in January 2020. In this role, Dr. Lum will serve as a co-lead for SWAHN, taking over from Dr. Davy Cheng.

In 2000, Dr. Lum was recruited to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry for her expertise in body CT/MRI imaging as Assistant Professor and served as the Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Training Program; Director of Abdominal Imaging Radiology Resident Training; and Medical Leader of Abdominal Imaging.

She was promoted to Associate Professor and appointed Acting Chair of Medical Imaging in 2008, later becoming Chair in 2009. She became the first city-wide Chief of Diagnostic Radiology in 2011. In this role, she merged the departments of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph’s Health Care London becoming the first combined Chair/Chief, Medical Imaging. During this time, Dr. Lum served as Interim Vice-Chair, LHSC Medical Advisory Committee (MAC). In 2016, she was appointed Chair, MAC and Director of Quality Medical Care.

Dr. Lum’s leadership accomplishments include leading physician engagement for the Accreditation Canada 2018 survey when LHSC achieved Exemplary recognition. She is also credited for introducing professional staff quality indicators integrated into LHSC's balanced scorecard at the MAC. She became the first LHSC physician leader to be awarded the Canadian Certified Physician Executive in 2012. Upon re-certifying in 2017, she joined the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Lum has volunteered with and led many associations including the Canadian Association of Radiologists; the Ontario Association of Radiologists', and the Canadian Medical Association. She is currently the Vice-President of the Canadian Radiological Foundation Board and serves on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal Editorial Board; the Medical Women Canada Foundation Awards Committee; and the Physician Provincial Leadership Council of Ontario Hospital Association.

Dr. Lum has received numerous awards, including the Chair’s Award of Inspiration in 2016 in recognition of exemplary humanitarian efforts and the MAC Award for Excellence in Leadership in 2017 and 2019. In June 2019, Dr. Lum was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Department of Medical Imaging at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.